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Dr. Gregory Goldman

Clinical Psychology
Richmond Heights, MO
13 years experience male

Locations

Psychological Services of St. Louis, LLC

Richmond Heights, MO

Address

7110 Oakland Ave, Suite 105, Richmond Heights, MO
Directions

Practice website

Fax

3142279327

About

Bio

Dr. Goldman graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas with his bachelor's degree in psychology. He went on to complete his Master's and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. His doctoral training included traineeships at OU's student counseling center as well as a rural community mental health center. After working for a year as a substance abuse counselor, Dr. Goldman completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center. He then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Psychological Clinic (a division of the Institute for Human Adjustment). Dr. Goldman provides individual, couples and group therapy and is particularly interested in how people relate to themselves and others; managing depression, anxiety, difficult emotions, and transitions; diversity concerns including GLBT issues; mindfulness; and existential concerns.

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Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Ignore: Inner dialogue / should sound like two friends talking / just keep rephrasing.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
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Not good at all: Chronic stress is not good for your health (http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/in-depth/stress/art-20046037) and suffers of re... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Health anxiety?: While it is possible something really is wrong physically, it's also possible you experience Illness Anxiety Disorder (formerly Hypochondria). While t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
It varies: Some clinicians do testing as part of their evaluations, while others rely solely on conversation. Conversation is always the center point of the eval... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Nope: Only a licensed mental health professional can do one. Usually they are performed by psychologists or psychiatrists. And it can't be a friend or famil... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Sort of: There are drugs that decrease anxiety, which would allow you to feel freer to interact in social situations. HOWEVER, you may not be socially anxious,... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
That's a big one!: I can't do it justice here. A basic human need is a sense of agency, or "empowerment." We often act in problematic ways in search of this feeling, so ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Basically yes: They are as safe for an 18 year old as they would be for an adult of more advanced age. However, if you are cutting yourself every day this is NOT saf... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Ignore: Sleep schedule is one of the most important regulators of mood. Same time to bed, same time up daily.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Ignore: Among other things / your need for certainty is / making things more chaotic.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
So many!: 1. Psychotherapy 2. Bibliotherapy (e.g., "Feeling Good" by David Burns, "The Happiness Trap" by Russ Harris) 3. Mindfulness meditation/practice 4. Yog... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Add therapy: I would suggest, to maximize your gains, adding some psychotherapy. Therapy and meds are generally more effective together than one or the other alone... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Slow down: You are probably trying to discontinue too quickly. Make sure you are slowly tapering off the medication, rather than just stopping altogether. Talk a... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
It depends: In some cases this can be anxiety-based, whereas in others it might be physiological. A good way to tell the difference is if you are able to get an e... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Yes: These are indeed quite common to experience with Asperger's. The failure to pick up on social cues can lead to the over-sharing, and the hyper-sensiti... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Need more info: Without knowing more information about the test, can't answer. Different tests are scaled differently, so your score's meaning depends on how the test... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Ignore: Mentalization-Based, Transference-Focused, & Dynamic Deconstructive therapies are as good as DBT.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Nothing noticeable: I don't know how much you were smoking, but one summer's worth of smoking cannabis daily isn't great for your brain development, but isn't likely to c... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Even if you can...: There is no circumstance in which the dangers to your health that this poses would be worth it. If you are under pressure to lose this much weight thi... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
In the short term no: But in the long run it would be good for your overall health to learn ways to manage the anxiety. Psychotherapy has gotten to be incredibly effective ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
It's more complicate: When a neuron fires, after it does so it will reabsorb or "reuptake" some of the serotonin it released when it fired. To inhibit this process, the neu... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
About 2% chance: IF the condom was used correctly. Across the population, the condom failure rate is closer to 18% because of misuse.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
All of it: Anxiety is pretty debilitating, regardless of the specific type. In the case of panic attacks, they're severe because of the intensity of symptoms. Ge... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Absence of disorder: Mental health is largely defined using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), which identifies the known ways that mental health can be compromi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Here's one way: There's a self-esteem questionnaire that's been given for the past 40 years or so. You can take it here: http://www.wwnorton.com/college/psych/psychs... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Concerned: If you have been abusing laxatives this suggests a possible eating disorder. This would mean you are likely to think you look "big" when actually you ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Yes: A lot of SSRI medications have weight loss or gain as a side effect (more often weight gain). If the change in weight is quite significant, speak to t... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
See doc, don't worry: Unintended weight loss can occur with a lot of conditions, most of which are less serious than cancer. For example, it can be a symptom of anxiety or ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
I'd wait it out: As a therapist, I often tell my clients that the meds aren't there to eliminate your anxiety; they're there to make it more manageable. For long-term,... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
For one thing...: It doesn't treat the anxiety, just covers one of the symptoms. Consider cutting the problem off at the source: get some good therapy for the anxiety. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Not really: Nymphomania isn't just an insatiable desire for sex - that could be sex addiction if it has a long, increasingly severe history. Rather, in nymphomani... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Ignore: Must tell your story / many many times aloud / until it bores you.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Possibly: In some cases this can be anxiety-based, whereas in others it might be physiological. A good way to tell the difference is if you are able to get an e... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Depends: It depends how long you've been taking it altogether. When first starting a medication it can take 4-6 weeks for the therapeutic benefits to occur. Ch... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
It could : Appetite and sleep disturbances are common with both anxiety and depression. They can also be side effects of the medications used to treat them, unfo... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Ignore: DO find someone trained in exposure therapy or cognitive processing therapy, DON'T lose hope yet!
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Possibly: It's hard to say for sure based just on this information. One way you can get a better idea would be to take a standardized screening questionnaire li... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Illness anxiety: It is possible you experience Illness Anxiety Disorder (formerly Hypochondria). While this name might sound stigmatizing, this anxiety disorder can be... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Get assessed: An eating disorders specialist (generally a licensed psychologist) can go through your eating habits with you and establish whether you have this cond... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Probably not: The research indicates that of the personality disorders, OCPD is probably on the low end in terms of genetic heritability. It's probably about 90% en... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Ignore: Depressed? Take meds. / You won't want to when manic. / There lies your downfall.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goldman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goldman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I am starting therapy today actually. So I am looking forward to learning how to deal with this. It hit me out of nowhere and I want to be myself again. Thank...Read More
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thank you doctor I feel so relieved now!! The world seems much better!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for answering that question.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio University
Graduated 2009MD
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