Rachel Goldstein, PsyD
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Not wheelchair accessible
CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am a psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.
Board Certified: Yes – California Board of Psychology
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8
Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I received my MS and PsyD degrees from PGSP-Stanford Consortium. Over the past 5 years I have worked intensively with the eating disorder population in multiple levels of care and settings. I worked as a primary therapist at Center for Discovery in Menlo Park where I provided individual, family, and group therapy for adolescent eating disorder population in a residential treatment setting. I provided short term therapy utilizing DBT, CBT, ACT, trauma-focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Based approaches to treat adolescents and families with complex psychological histories. I received extensive training in evidence-based interventions for adolescent eating disorder populations.
My treatment philosophy is that everyone can recover! I utilize evidence-based practices (DBT, CBT, ACT) to help give my clients the tools and skills needed to build up their healthy selves and challenge the eating disorder. I believe in addressing the eating disorder behaviorally and also understanding the underlying role that the eating disorder has played in the persons life – teaching the client to meet this need through other means.
I believe recovery is possible. My definition of recovery is when a person no longer lives their life based on rules about food and body/wt. When a person is free to live their authentic life according to their soul and not dictated by rigid and inflexible rules/beliefs about food and body/wt. Recovery is about being in their lives and not avoiding their life – feeling and experiencing all of their emotions, being present in relationships, having experiences, growing.
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, LGBT, Males, Seniors
CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy. Experienced and willing to work as part of a team.
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.
FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.