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    Therapy New York

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    Practice Location on the Upper West Side

    Narrative Therapy, Lara Goodman, New York Therapy

    Narrative Therapy for Individuals, Couples and Families

    Narrative Therapy is an effective, non-blaming approach to treatment. Through the lens of Narrative Therapy, problems are seen as separate and distinctly apart from an individual. A problem does not define a person. Therefore, the goal is not to transform who you are, but rather to transform the effect that the problem has on your life. Narrative therapy utilizes the power of people's personal stories to discover the life purpose of the narrator.




    New York City Parenting


    Therapy is offered for parents of children with normative development and parents with children who suffer from behavior and/or psychiatric challenges.

    Group Therapy, Abandonment, New York City Group Therapy

    Abandonment Recovery Groups

    Group mates discuss abandonment wounds and work side by side toward overcoming the aftermath of self sabotaging patterns. This group is led by Lara in collaboration with abandonment expert Susan Anderson, LCSW (abandonment.net)


    Please note: There is currently no availability for Abandonment Recovery Groups. Please use the contact form below if you would like your name added to the waitlist.

    Psychological Testing

    In some cases when necessary or by request, diagnostic accuracy measures are used to inform treatment decisions. Psychological testing is available for children and adults.


    I offer pro-bono social work services to Tibetan refugees in NYC in the areas of immigration, employment and education.


    Please note: You may use the contact form below if you would like your name added to the waitlist for these services.

  • Profile

    Lara Goodman, LCSW

    My preferred treatment modality is narrative therapy, and I use it in combination with mindfulness techniques.


    Working alongside Susan Anderson, LCSW, I have developed a specialty in abandonment trauma and recovery, further enhanced by my post graduate training in Complicated Grief Therapy.


    Children and adults of all ages are welcome.


    Goddard College, BA

    Columbia University, MSW



    National Association of Social Workers
    American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

    Psychology Today Verified

  • Information and Pricing Contract for Therapy



    Clients are encouraged to attend a minimum of four sessions per month to support the continuity of treatment.



    • Hour-long individual sessions, whether in person, by phone, or internationally by Skype US $200 
    • 90-minute family or couple sessions, in person only, cost $250
    • For psychological testing, fees vary based on session length and required documentation.
    • Need based sliding scale *is most certainly available.* 



    Sessions may be paid for in cash, by check, major credit card, or via paypal.


    Health insurance plans accepted:

    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Magnacare

    Cancellation and Make-up Sessions 

    A full session fee is charged for missed appointments or cancellations with less than 24-hour notice unless it is due to illness or emergency. A bill will be mailed via Paypal to all clients who do not show up for an appointment or cancel at the last minute.


    If more than 24 hours notice is given, every effort will be made to reschedule.


    Agreement to these terms and conditions is assumed by the decision to move forward with treatment.

    Non-Discrimination Policy

    It is the policy of Therapy New York to treat all patients and not to discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability.