Licensed Clinical Psychologist and
Learning Disabilities Specialist
CA License #29375
NY License #017310
Dr. Goldstein is the founder and director of Westchester Child Therapy, a preeminent multi-disciplinary pediatric therapy practice in Scarsdale, NY. In 2017 Dr. Goldstein relocated to Southern California and established Calabasas Child and Adolescent Psychology as the west coast extension of Westchester Child Therapy.
Dr. Goldstein has devoted more than 20 years to the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, a masters degree in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University and a doctoral degree in School-Clinical Child Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This unique background, in both education and psychology, informs her approach to treatment and the use of comprehensive interdisciplinary support.
Dr. Goldstein provides educational and emotional support for children and families. She conducts comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, discrete evaluations for learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, and provides specific training for active learning, study skills, and executive function skills. Providing therapy using research based methods to support children and their families with social and emotional issues that interfere with their everyday life, her specific areas of expertise include:
- Academic and social related difficulties
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
- Executive Function Training
- Behavioral issues
- Parenting support
Dr. Goldstein is an expert in the field of neuropsychological assessment and taught as an adjunct professor at Ferkauf. She is trained in a variety of specialized reading and writing programs, including: Lindamood-Bell, Preventing Academic Failure, and Orton-Gillingham. Dr. Goldstein has developed a specific program focused on organization and study skills, to assure the academic success of students. She also created Developing Executive Function Skills for Academic Success, a manualized program for training teachers, which has been implemented across the country.
Dr. Goldstein completed her clinical psychology training at the top New York hospitals, including: New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell, Montefiore Medical Center, and Columbia University’s Medical Center. At these institutions, she worked with individuals and families on a variety of social and emotional issues, including: anxiety, depression and suicidality, attention and behavioral issues, intra-family dynamics, school related difficulties, and adjustment to medical diagnoses.
Dr. Goldstein lectures on topics related to navigating school support services, executive functioning, and a wide variety of topics on parenting and family functioning. Dr. Goldstein is married, has three children, and works bi-coastally in Calabasas, CA and Scarsdale, NY.