Shari  Goldstein
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Shari Goldstein

Psychologist, PhD
Connecticut Accepting Online
Westport Accepting In-person
Updated May 24, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personality disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Couples

Professional statement

Dr. Shari Goldstein is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Westport, CT who specializes in relationship issues, mood disorders, anxiety, and depression. Her practice is open to individual adults ages 20 and up, as well as couples.

Clients who visit Dr. Goldstein are often experiencing life transitions – whether those are external, such as navigating a relationship that’s in flux, or internal, like feeling lost in their overall career trajectory. Dr. Goldstein helps clients cut through any accompanying overwhelm with a gentle approach that blends insight-oriented therapies, such as psychodynamic therapy and psychoanalysis, with more skills-based components of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Dr. Goldstein’s approach is warm, welcome, and compassionate. Prior to entering private practice, she worked in public and private hospitals on both inpatient and outpatient units. She looks forward to working with you.

Message to clients

Depending on your needs, we may hold multi-level goals in mind in our work together: 1. to relieve (and/or, reframe) immediate suffering; and 2. to understand and begin to dismantle whatever stubborn internal blocks have kept you from being your absolute best self. In most cases, I am guided by an underlying belief that deeper exploration leads to deeper and more sustainable change. Deep does not, however, mean slow, tedious, or arduous. Nor does it mean we must endlessly dig through your past for "answers." Ultimately, my hope for each person I work with is that they may leave therapy with the self-knowledge and skills needed to troubleshoot their way through the inevitable ups and downs that life brings. I tend to be ambitious in the work, as I believe there is no ceiling to how related, joyful, or fulfilled one may become at any stage in life just as there are no limits to how useful, enjoyable, and healing therapy can be.


Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Couples - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


Shari Goldstein is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing


Westport practice
131 Kings Highway North, Suite #4, Westport, Connecticut 06880
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00 am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:30-6:00
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
Brooklyn College Counseling Center
Bellevue Hospital Center
Silver Hill Hospital

Fielding Graduate University, PhD in Clinical Psychology
Columbia University Teachers College, EdM in Counseling Psychology