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Monet Goldman


Monet Goldman

Therapy Biography:
My name is Monet Goldman and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I am also the founder of Video Game Counseling.

I integrate a variety of evidence-based approaches in my practice, including Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Play Therapy.  I also draw from my experience working as a trauma therapist for kids, teens, young adults, and their families involved in the Kindergarten-12th grade school system, Justice System, and Foster Care System. 

My training as a therapist has helped me address a wide range of mental health issues, such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, family conflict, ADHD, aggressive behaviors, substance use issues, self-harm, motivational issues, and social issues.

Monet Goldman

I help kids, teens, adults, couples, and families struggling to navigate the difficult challenges of life. By building skills, insight, and a stronger sense of self in therapy, you’ll learn to navigate through turbulent times. 

I take a collaborative approach to hear your specific needs and goals.  In many ways, the client is the expert and I respect the unique strengths that you have.  Together, we’ll explore the whole picture, addressing the areas you’d like to improve while utilizing your strengths, and building new skills.  With a non-judgmental approach,  I humbly respect the safe and engaging environment that we can share, where healing can occur.

Additional Interests Outside Of Therapy:
I first started working as a skilled helper by coaching judo and wrestling for kids, teens, and adults.  Martial arts was a great physical and mental healing art for me, which motivated me to use martial arts as a vehicle for growth and development.  I wanted to pass on my knowledge and help others improve their well-being through these sports, just like how it benefited me.     

I pursued my athletic interests in wrestling from high school to college at the NCAA Division 1 level.  I then continued to compete through judo while getting my Master’s degree in counseling.    

Break free from challenges.