Parkhurst Associates
Mental Health Services
Help is in the neighborhood
Associates

Susan G Goldberg, J.D., Ph.D.

Washington, D.C. Location

Deep listening to your story is central to my practice. I work with people who are suffering, particularly those who have had feelings or experiences of “otherness.” I have had several careers and lived in various places, so I am sensitive to the rich diversity of lived experience. I have worked with various types of people, including adolescents, college students, and adults, from university counseling centers to criminal justice facilities, individually, in couples, and in groups. My approach to therapy is integrative, with elements of psychodynamic, humanistic, and existential orientations. I also perform psychological assessments on personality questions for other professionals or for individuals. Assessment helps identify personality characteristics that affect a person’s life.

If you choose to see me, at this time most of our work will be through telehealth. I am present at the DC practice about once a month so our other weekly meetings will take place by telehealth. Working this way involves communicating via video connection rather than in person. It is convenient for clients in scheduling and meeting, without need of travel. It works particularly well for those who do not have time to commute to our offices, have a disability, or cannot leave home for other reasons. It does require you to have a web camera.

Besides working as a psychotherapist, I have been a faculty member in the Psychology Departments at Fielding Graduate University, Duquesne University, and Catholic University of America. I obtained my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, my law degree at Georgetown University Law Center, and my bachelor’s degree at Bryn Mawr College, including studies in Senegal.