• Welcome to Therapy New York

    Radical, Narrative and Brain-Based Therapies stand on the premise that we do the best we can under the societal structure and social conditions we are in.

  • Services

    Practice Location on the Upper West Side

    Narrative Therapy, Lara Goodman, New York Therapy

    Narrative Therapy for Individual Adults, Couples and Families

    Identifying the social and material conditions in which emotional and interpersonal life is lived enhances the context, strengthens the foundation, and informs the direction of our work.


    Intensive Therapy is also offered. When schedules allow, these weekend sessions often span the course of a day.

    Workshop for Families in Crisis

    Parents with children who suffer from behavior and/or psychiatric challenges are welcome. I strongly encourage this workshop or family therapy before seeking individualized behavioral or psychiatric interventions for children.

    སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ཞབས་ཞུ། School Placement Support

    TNY offers pro-bono education consultations and school placement support to first generation Tibetan families in the five boroughs of New York City.


    Tutoring for the gifted and talented test, among other subjects for grades K-5 may also be facilitated.

    Lifestyle and Dietary Consultation

    Nutritional, supplemental and lifestyle consultations offered from a Chinese Medicine perspective. Seasonal plans, menus, resources and recipes provided in concert with psychotherapy.

    Art Therapy Workshop

    Drawing and painting are tools of wellbeing. For years I have watched my students face challenges in their art, which empower them to accept challenges in their life with playful creativity. I invite you to do the same. Enhance your therapeutic process through meditation, conversation, creating and sharing art.

  • Profile

    Lara Goodman, LCSW

    Fun: Legos; Biking; Swimming;

    Reading: Irvin Yalom; Leo Tolstoy; Pearl S. Buck, Chang-Rae Lee, Andrew Solomon, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Aldous Huxley, Ian McEwan, Noam Chomsky, Charles M. Schultz

    Music: Mozart; Indigo Girls; Emily Bear; Paul Simon; Billy Joel; Leonard Cohen; Stevie Wonder; Pentatonics...

    Watching Time: Avatar the Last Air Bender (animated series); David Attenborough; 90's SNL; Judd Apatow; Sarah Silverman; BBC's Sherlock; Mister Roger's Neighborhood (yes really!)

    Education: Rangjung Yeshe Institute; Goddard College, BA; Columbia U, MSW

    Memberships: National Association of Social Workers, Association for Play Therapy, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Realm of Caring


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