Lisa  Goldman

Lisa Goldman

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for afternoon & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated May 14, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationship challenges
  • Work issues
  • Family issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential challenges and life transitions
  • Anger
  • Parenting
  • Chronic illness
  • Sexual abuse
  • Substance abuse

Professional statement

Lisa is a therapist specializing in relationships, work issues, family issues, anxiety, and depression. Trained in psychodynamic therapy, her therapeutic work centers around developing a trusting relationship with clients and she is dedicated to ensuring clients find a great therapist match. Lisa also encourages clients to challenge and restructure unhelpful thoughts.

Lisa sees many working adults, young adults, and individuals working across the gender line. She received her MSW from Simmons School of Social Work and has been in practice for over 30 years.

Message to clients

It can seem like a daunting task to take the first step to reach out for therapy, and I am always impressed when people do that. In addition to that very important first step, your relationship with your therapist is also incredibly important – to feel understood, and feel like this is someone you can work with. That is ultimately the core of a healthy, working relationship, and I am more than happy to work with you to ensure you feel that level of comfort with me, or with someone else.


Relationship challenges - Responding to an emotional reaction to a particular event with colleagues, bosses, and/or family members; feeling unsatisfied in your romantic partnership; breakups, friendships, dating

Work issues - Communication or relationship challenges at work with bosses and/or colleagues

Family issues - Making sense of family issues e.g. separation/divorce, financial/economic instability/changes, sibling relationships

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorders

Depression - Tearfulness, lethargy, feeling down, serious depression

Existential challenges and life transitions - Questioning purpose; finding one’s path and voice; adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions

Anger - Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships

Parenting - Navigating parent-child interactions; creating structure and limits, and establishing expectations of behavior

Chronic illness - Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions

Sexual abuse - Dealing with the emotions of a recent or past sexual assault, violence, and/or rape

Substance abuse - Managing tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol use

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $100
  • Initial session: $140
  • Couples sessions: $150


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

295 Angell Street

Providence, RI 02906

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Work and Education

Private Practice, 2007 - Present

The Providence Center, 1993 - 2006

Simmons School of Social Work, MSW, 1986

Northeastern University, BS, 1984


  • English

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