Rachel Goldstein, PsyD

Rachel Goldstein, PsyD

3663 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
Contact by phone or e-mail

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 APPROACHESCognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy. Experienced and willing to work as part of a team.


FEESCash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.