Brian Goldstein

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My name is Brian Goldstein and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#115778) I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Chapman University in Orange, CA and completed my Master of the Arts degree in Clinical Psychology with and emphasis in marriage and family therapy at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. I am interested in many aspects of the psychology field including clinical practice and research. My graduate research primarily focused on the investigation the impact of trauma on borderline personality disorder. Prior to my position at Mainstay Recovery, I completed my graduate training at Airport Marina Counseling Services in Los Angeles, CA, where I worked with a wide range of clients in a community mental health setting. After this, I worked as a Primary Therapist at Mainstay Recovery, which is an OP/IOP chemical dependence treatment facility in Costa Mesa, CA. After this I worked with Center for Discovery in Newport Beach, where I was a primary therapist and worked with both adolescents and adults who struggled with eating disorders and primary mental health. My most current position is with Sustain Recovery Services, where I work as a primary individual therapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) trauma therapist.

Having worked in residential, outpatient, and private practice settings, has given me a unique ability to offer support, compassion, valuable experience and a healthy relationship where a client can heal and grow in a way that is personalized to them. The focus of my work is providing therapeutic services to adolescent and adult individuals who struggle in areas including addiction, life transitions, anxiety, depression and trauma. I am incredibly passionate about helping clients discover new things about themselves and move towards their most authentic life.

I am incredibly passionate about helping clients discover new things about themselves and move towards their most authentic life. My approach is empathic, attentive, and thoughtful. I focus on creating a safe space by establishing mutual respect and trust. My comes from an attachment-based using an integrative approach consisting dynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, relational approaches, EMDR and sensorimotor psychotherapy.

    I first met Sayeh in November of 2013 just after my 15 year old daughter had been admitted to a residential treatment program. As part of the program I was required to attend 2-3 AlAnon meetings a week. Sayeh attended the same AlAnon meetings as well as Alumni events as I. It soon became apparent to me that Sayeh had a heart for recovery, program, and God. When I was encouraged to get a sponsor I didn’t hesitate. Dependable, respectful, kind and generous of spirit, she exudes an inner peace that I hope to achieve with her loving guidance, as I work my own program. She is patient, & full of wisdom that she is always happy to share with her sponsees and fellow parents. I am so grateful our journeys brought us together.

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