My experience with teens comes from my professional as well as my personal life. I have been a foster mother, almost always with teenagers, for the past 15 years. I have a 24/7 exposure to current issues that young people are going through...and have a very real and honest knowledge of the impact this electronic 21st century world brings. There are some issues/matters that are universal and that withstand the test of time, but there are also some very current, everyday issues that impact critical concepts such as self-esteem and addiction (if not in ourselves, then those around us). I do not profess to have answers, but I do hope my eclectic methodologies can help clients, especially teens, find a way to their own solutions.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #CW015581 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
Other #EL05968 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
LCSW #NJDCATEMP-040586 (Expires: 2021-09-30)
She is the best thing that happened to our marriage. She has such a big heart. Not judgmental at all which my wife and I really like about her. I would recommend her to anybody. She is such an amazing person!!!!!!!!
Judy is very polite and kind therapist. She managed to get to the root of things exceptionally quickly with me and I’ve found listening to her very thought-provoking and helpful.
I would highly recommend her.
Judy is amazing. She helped my husband and I through a tough time last year and when we hit another bump, we knew exactly where to turn. Judy is patient and listens and seems to always find the words that my husband and I are struggling to communicate. She’s everything a counselor should be and seems to really have a gift for what she does. We love Judy!
Judy, you are awesome. You’re so sweet and give such great advice! I’m so sad I can’t send messages but maybe you can see this. Thank you for helping me so much!
Judy is a great counselor. I like her.
Judy has been a helpful and personable therapist to work with.
Judy has been so helpful in equipping me with tools and skills to help deal with my emotions and I cannot thank her enough for the effort and time she has given me.
She’s the best!
I have seen numerous counselors in my life and Judy is the best and most experienced. She has helped me change my life in ways I never would have been able to on my own. I’m no longer in a dark place because of the works I’ve done with her and I am so thankful for that.
Dr Judy Goldman extremely knowledgeable and intelligence but her best trait is her modest empathy. I never feel like I’m speaking to anyone other than a trusted equal.
Judy has always had a soft and understanding approach. She has provided me with the necessary tools to help work through my struggles. She is compassionate and very easy to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone who needs some guidance to navigate through a tough situation.
My first session with Judy was lovely. She was not able to fit me in for the next week, although she did block out time for me for the third week moving forward.
My third week with teen counseling, my second session with Judy, she showed up a couple minutes late and had technical problems. We were unable to have the video meeting as planned.
She may be a wonderful therapist. She has terrific Reviews. I didn’t really get to find out.
It was only our first session but I truly feel she understood and explained each and every question we had .. Extremely happy with our experience with her so far can’t wait for the next session
I came to Judy with my partner for couples therapy. I have since stayed on with Judy for personal work. I really enjoy my bi-weekly appointments, which serve as a reminder for me to check in with myself and to reassess how I feel I’m doing. Our conversations are very comfortable and I leave every session with a slightly shifted perspective on how to observe my own habits and way of thinking.
Great conversation, she really gave great insight and it was only our first session together!
Happy New Year 2021. I’m just at the beginning of counseling with Judy Goldman and feel lighter already. This is going to be a great year for me letting old emotional patterns go and creating a new roadmap to my future well being. I find the ability to use teencounseling.com is much easier than driving to a physical appointment. Journal of break throughs is right in the site, being available to Judy right away, instead of waiting another week. I’m loving this help from home, thank you teencounseling.com.
Judy has been amazing! She gives real life examples and adds in her experiences. She’s very easy to talk to and it feels like we’re talking to a friend instead of the awkward client therapist “how does that make you feel?” Type of communication. My husband and I are actually starting to listen to what the other has to say instead of seeing who can talk louder. Judy has truly been amazing.
Judy is the reason why I came back to teen counseling!
I really appreciate July staying in touch with me ....even as my husband and I are seeing another couples counselor. The contact makes me feel truly cared about and I can reassure her my severe depression has passed and we are marching forward into a better life.
A major help, teacher and guiding post during my darkest moments. I came to Judy at a dark time in my life and it only got darker. She taught me the tools I needed to care for myself and how to process my emotions. You will be in good hands.
I had a few sessions with Judy following an incredibly difficult period in my life (on top of the "new normal" stressors of COVID). Judy completely understood where I was coming from, pointed out things that I hadn't thought of and then equipped me with tools to help manage my stress and anxiety. Highly recommend!
she provides lots of relatable scenarios based on personal experience and points out all kinds of different solutions n resources
I am very grateful to Judy Goldman! She is not only very experienced and professional, but she is also exceptionally kind, considerate and respectful. She listens very well and understands what I am going through. Her very helpful input and recommendations have enabled me to better endure--in a healthy way--and properly respond to some difficult issues. As I transition from crisis to sustaining mode, I still plan to meet with her. Sincerely, GB
I love her!
I love Judy. She is a fantastic listener and really knows how to dig to the root of what is triggering my anxiety. She is non-judgemental and really lets you be yourself when you talk with her. She makes me laugh and makes me feel 100% comfortable.
Judy is very nice, patient and understanding. Her advice is professional and effective. I'll recommend her to my friends.
She is great, very knowledgeable and friendly.
Great counselor! She listens very well and her experience is evident in every session. She gives a lot of support and excellent advice. I always have my notepad handy she has plenty of valuable information. I’m grateful to teen counseling and to Judy. Would highly recommend her to any friends and loved ones
judy is great
Judy has been amazing and we have the success of our marriage to show for it. So happy with this service!
Judy was kind, compassionate and sincere with a warm communication style, which made me feel comfortable from the start. She has great skills in breaking issues down into manageable action steps. She was really skilled at helping me see things from a number of different perspectives which is what I needed. I highly recommend her!
I have been talking with Judy for 4.5 months and it has made the most incredible difference in my life. She listens and comes with relevant advice and help. I don’t know where I would be without her.
Judy is good.
Judy accepts and understand the discomfort that we face as human beings, regardless of where we’re from or how old we are. She is objective and realistic yet optimistic which doesn’t discourage you from facing your reality. I am proud that she is my counsellor.
Judy has been very good to me.
Always makes me feel like I matter and things can be worked out. I highly recommend her.
I’ve referred her to 3 people already! Enough said!
Judy is a wonderful person to talk to, she offers insights and perspectives that I had never considered before and she has helped me tremendously.
Judy has been deeply helpful to me in these last weeks. I feel safe knowing I can reach out to her in these dark times and I am grateful for her presence in my life.
I’ve been talking to Judy for a while now and am very happy with the outcome. She’s had some great tips what to work on and how to do it and it’s good to have someone who checks in with me.
I'm very grateful to Judy for her time, high expertise and human being attitude. I don't have much trust to psychotherapy, if to be honest, but to Judy I have just simple trust and can recommend her to anyone. She is my first doctor and I don't want to change her for anybody else.
Sessions with Judy have been extremely helpful.
What a compassionate, warm, and genuine lady! When I’m in a negativity ‘tail spin’ she catches me & gently guides me back into a steady glide. Never feel judged, put down, silly, or small. Best counselling sessions I have had, have come from interacting with this lovely being!
Judy has been helping me with my anxiety and family/relationship issues for the past few months, and she completely revolutionized the way I have seen counseling work for me in the past. She always has something meaningful to say, she always understands where I am coming from, she can always help me find some clarity and better coping mechanisms, and I am very lucky to have matched with her. Highly recommend!
My short experience with Judy has been amazing. She is a very caring and welcoming individual that has helped me understand and open up about the few things I wouldn’t talk to any one about. I highly recommend her as a therapist.
Judy has really helped me to learn new ways of managing my anxiety. She's very friendly and listens to what's troubling you before offering advice and using lots of examples to help change your perspective on things. I really learnt a lot from my time working with her.
I really enjoy my sessions with Judy and feel she genuinely cares and understands. Her personable responses make me feel comfortable and more able to open up, even though I tend to have difficulty with this in therapy settings. Thank you Judy!
Judy has opened my eyes to a new understanding of what is going on. She has responded to me within a timely manner and has done nothing but been respectful towards me. She has been a great help.
Judy has been an amazing help at a difficult time in my life, dealing with daily stresses whilst also addressing family issues and past traumas. She has a wonderful ability to relate to situations and offers you stories that helped me find clarity in things. She was always really quick to respond and I really appreciate her time and all she has done. Thank you Judy!
Judy has been wonderful, patient, understanding and she creates a clear interpretation of situations. She helps to calm the mind and walk you through the motions of healthier coping mechanisms. Lucky to have been matched with Judy!
Judy was very kind and professional! She really listened to everything I was saying and explained everything to me. She gave me wonderful ideas to help myself get through everything! Thank you!
Judy has been extremely patient and considerate with me. She's taken the time to really understand the issues at hand and has offered practical advice and approaches. She's been very attentive and genuinely committed to helping. Thank you, Judy!
Judy has been very helpful to me, pinpointed my problem multiple times and gave needed instructions. She made me feel supportive and strong again. Thank you so much!
Advice is timely and appropriate.
Judy is very insightful and approachable. She makes it easy to open up and talk to her but also listens and talks about things in a relatable way. She doesn’t use jargon or I’ve never felt heavily question. Instead she makes each session feel as though it is almost a very effective ‘every day’ conversation. She has a great way of getting straight to the heart of an issue and helping to find solutions that really work for the situation.
It's been extremely helpful talking to Judy Goldman. She is very understand know what to say and when. Great listener but also gives good advices and all through examples as simple as it can be so you would understand what she wants to say. I highly recommend talking to Judy.
She is extremely patient and insightful.
So far Judy has been amazing helping me on my journey and to understand and deal with things that were causing a burden. Always friendly and there to listen and help and always so kind!
I’m going to be real. I have been to different counselors and yet I do appreciate the effort they put in for me. But I don’t think there was a time where I connected so strongly with a counselor as I did with Judy. It’s like she grabbed all the thoughts that were muffled up in my mind and laid it out for me verbally. And I felt that my mind was clear. I felt so good. I wish I could stay longer but I can’t due to financial issues. But from our time together I really want to thank her. She is such a lovely person and hopefully you guys are lucky to get her as your counselor. Now, I have a different perspective towards things that I have never thought of. Thank you Judy.
Within minutes assessed the issues and provided solid advice accordingly.
Judy is polite, understanding and helpful. It's early days but so far she has been really responsive and helpful.
Judy is an amazing counselor! Her replies are prompt, compassionate and right on point. She is an excellent listener and is able to help me reflect on my feelings in a way that helps me truly understand them. I’m very comfortable talking to Judy and always feel so much better afterward. She guides me to utilize strategies which have helped me so much in dealing with stressful situations occurring in my life. She has helped me to see things more clearly so that I can choose the best path forward. Her advice on dealing with my relationship issues has truly been invaluable to me and I’m so grateful for her support.
Judy is an absolutely incredible therapist! Beautiful insight and has a great perspective!
I've had back and forth messages with Judy along with phone calls and she has been absolutely incredible in helping me. She is a very caring, kind and compassionate soul and I could not have asked for a better counselor during my time here. She made me feel very at ease and helped me tremendously in seeing things from a different perspective and overall helping me understand my problems and what I need to do in order to get better.
Judy is truly an incredible counselor.
I am at the beginning of my journey here and I have already been given so many tools for making personal progress.
Judy and I have messaged back and forth several times and have had one phone call (so far). She always responds quickly and checks in on me. She is so easy to talk to and has a very warm and captivating way of giving a different perspective to different situations. Judy has forwarded questionnaires that have given me the opportunity to explore things within myself that I haven’t yet considered.
Judy’s been kind, compassionate and informative. She’s provided real tools to help me navigate a very difficult time in my life. My works not over by any means but her help has provided me with some new perspective and more importantly... the ability to be kinder to myself during the process.
Judy’s empathy, humour and wisdom were much appreciated when I was at a crossroads and wasn’t sure whether I was ready to step back into therapy sessions. She was always on hand to listen and was thoughtful in checking in with me. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to listen and offer both experience and understanding.
In the very first session Judy helped me pinpoint a major past experience that has shaped my life that I hadn’t even thought of in 10+ years. I found my session to be extremely interesting and insightful and I’m confident I will see lots of progress with Judy.
So far I have had only 2 sessions with Judy but i feel massive improvements within myself. She is experienced, smart, kind. Always responds in the timely manner. I love talking to her because every time I learn something new and that really helps me to cope with whatever I am going through.
Judy, you are one outstanding, amazing and kindhearted counselor. I am amazed and thankful for your advice, availability, objectivity and down to earth sessions, they have worked wonders by bringing me back to my real self, I was really losoig hope and feeling desperate, you are a blessing in my life!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with me! You rock!
It’s been a great experience so far.