Erik P. Goldschmidt, Ph.D., M.Div.

 

Dr. Goldschmidt is a licensed psychologist. He received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology in 2008 from Boston College and studied pastoral ministry, earning a Masters of Divinity in 2001 from the University of Notre Dame.

Career Highlights

  • Serving as the Director of the Foley Community Service Center at Spring Hill College overseeing community service, service learning, and non-profit internships.
  • Practicing psychotherapy and psychological testing with adolescents, adults, and families at several clinics in and around Boston, MA: Harvard Medical School, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, the Guidance Center, Inc., and the Walker Home and School.
  • Leadership development and strategic planning with churches, schools, and non-profit organizations.
  • Interning at the World Health Organization at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Teaching high school English after college.

Approach to Therapy

I draw from a variety of psychotherapy approaches to help alleviate clients’ suffering and empower them to address their life challenges, set courageous goals, and live with a sense of meaning and purpose.

I have worked with adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, traumatic experiences (e.g, abuse, sexual assault), anxiety, sexual identity, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, and schizophrenia.

As I work with clients, I draw from:

  • Self-psychology
  • Attachment theory
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Exposure therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Narrative therapy
  • Positive psychology
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Personal wellness
  • Psychological testing and assessments