Brian Goldstein, LMFT

Brian Goldstein, LMFT, specializes in treating complex trauma and developmental injury. He employs a holistic approach that focuses on understanding how trauma is stored in the body and utilizes a bottom-up, body-centered method for healing. Brian's extensive experience has been primarily in working with both adolescent and adult individuals who grapple with trauma, attachment wounds, addictions, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and life transitions. Brian is deeply passionate about guiding his clients in self-discovery and helping them progress toward a life characterized by embodiment and authenticity. His research primarily revolves around exploring the impact of trauma on individuals diagnosed with personality disorders.


  • Pepperdine University: Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Chapman University: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Complex Trauma and Dissociation
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Natural Processing (Integration of EMDR and Somatic Experiencing)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

"In my work, spanning various settings, including residential, outpatient, and private practice, I approach each client with an individualized, trauma-informed perspective. My commitment is to infuse compassion and attunement into the therapeutic process, fostering my clients' sense of safety. I meet clients where they are and facilitate a pace of healing and integration that aligns with their unique journey."

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My Values

"Hello, I want to share with you the principles that guide me in our therapeutic journey together. These principles shape how I conduct our sessions and are central to the healing process and ensure our journey is personal, empathetic, and transformative, tailored to your unique needs and circumstances."


True healing arises from within you. My role is not to "fix" you but to recognize the innate healing power and wisdom within. Your unique, mysterious growth path is something I deeply respect and support.


We are part of a complex, interconnected system. While celebrating your individuality, I emphasize open and empathetic communication. Our journey is about recognizing our shared experiences within this interconnected web.

Mind/Body/Spirit Holism

I take a holistic approach, considering the essential relationship between your mind, body, and spirit. I don't isolate these aspects but view them in their context, ensuring a comprehensive and integrated approach to your healing.


My therapeutic philosophy is gentle and non-coercive. You don't need to be "fixed" or altered in any way. Instead of judgment or criticism, I encourage curiosity and follow the natural path of organicity, allowing your personal growth to unfold naturally.


In our sessions, mindfulness and presence are key. I encourage you to explore your present-moment internal experiences and their impact on yourself and others. By cultivating mindfulness and presence, we create an environment that fosters intuition and inspiration.

Relational Alchemy

I recognize the uniqueness of our therapeutic relationship. I value and cherish our deep, authentic connection and understand that even interpersonal challenges can serve as avenues for personal growth. I embrace the imperfections of the human condition, seeing them as opportunities for transformation.

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