Dr. Carole Goguen is a licensed psychologist in California and founder of Night Owl Psychotherapy, offering therapy sessions from late afternoon to late evenings. She has 20+ years experience providing treatment for PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Traumatic Bereavement, Stress, and Grief. During her career she has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, a forensic hospital, a residential substance abuse treatment center, and VA medical centers. She is certified in telemental health and has provided video therapy throughout California since 2018.
Dr. Carole works with ethnically & culturally diverse clients, many of whom are in the LGBTQ+ community. They come from different walks of life: folks in the tech world, military veterans, homemakers, healthcare professionals, the entertainment industry.
She graduated from Pepperdine University with a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). Early in her career she became the Associate Director of Research and Education for the National Center for PTSD.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Traumatic Bereavement - Traumatic Grief - Healing from the violent/horrific/sudden death of a loved one, coping with intrusive thoughts, anxiety, and depressed mood. Support while going through the practical/legal aftermath of the death
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 24 years
Night Owl Psychotherapy, Psychologist, 2017 - Present
Department of Veterans Affairs, Psychologist, 2001 - 2021
National Center for PTSD, Associate Director for Research and Education, 1998 - 2000
Pepperdine University, Doctor of Psychology, 1998
Pepperdine University, Master of Arts in Psychology, 1993
California: PSY 17685