Profile of Alissa Goldberg, LMSW, LCSW
Alissa Goldberg is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in providing evidenced based treatment to adolescents and adults. Alissa received her degree in clinical social work from Fordham University. Alissa was trained at Yale University and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital’s intensive outpatient program in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has received intensive training to provide adherent DBT for substance use disorders, DBT for adolescents and Prolonged Exposure in combination with DBT. Accompanying her clinical training and professional life, Alissa worked on research studies at Yale University’s School of Medicine and has been published in areas on substance use and addiction, smoking cessation, trauma, and the brain.
Alissa has also been trained in the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University and Cognitive Behavior Therapy at Yale University.
Alissa is passionate about guiding people through the moments in life that result in self-destructive behaviors, substance use, suicidality, and impulsive decision making. Her compassion allows her to empathize with the struggles people have and reframe feelings of inadequacy or helplessness, guilt or shame. In addition to offering skills for emotional crises and interpersonal communication, a primary goal of DBT is to build a “life worth living” and to learn strategies to help you find your way to your self.
Using DBT, Alissa teaches the skills that allow for one to cope with the intense emotions and fluctuating moods. Alissa is an active member and volunteer of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder and runs a twelve week “Family Connections” course supporting and providing family members with skills that can accompany their loved one’s treatment progression.
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