Mr. Brian Goldstein, LMFT

(He, Him, His)

About Me

I am a dedicated clinician who has worked in residential, outpatient, and private practice settings, which 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. My work focuses on providing therapeutic services to adolescents and adults who struggle in areas including addiction, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am 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. The focus of my work is attachment-based, using an integrative approach consisting of dynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, relational approaches, EMDR therapy, and sensorimotor psychotherapy. My focus is to work collaboratively with clients and develop realistic goals that emphasize their strengths, increase awareness of how your past impacts your present, increase self-understanding, build self-compassion, and is conducive to your overall quality of life. Feel free to contact me with any questions, or useful information, or to connect further.

Education & Experience

UNIVERSITIES + DEGREES: Pepperdine University [Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, MA], Chapman University [Psychology, BA] CLINICAL SPECIALIZATIONS: I have extensive specialized experience working with adolescent and adult individuals who struggle in areas including Trauma, Attachment wounding, addictions, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and life transitions. I am incredibly passionate about helping clients discover new things about themselves and move towards an embodied and authentic life. ADVANCED TRAININGS + SPECIALIZATIONS: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Complex Trauma and Dissociation, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Natural Processing (Integration of EMDR and Somatic Experiencing), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

American Psychological Association California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) CAMFT Orange County Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+


  • English