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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, the goal is not to transform who you are, but rather to transform the effect that problems have on your life. Narrative therapy utilizes the power of 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.

    སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ཞབས་ཞུ། School Placement Support

    I offer 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.


    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.


    Pricing- Need based sliding scale is most certainly available.  

    • Hour-long individual sessions in person or internationally by Skype -US$200
    • 90-minute family or couple sessions, in person only -$250
    • For psychological testing, fees vary based on session length and required documentation.


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


    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.