About California Therapist
Clinical Social Work Fellow, UC Berkeley
Masters of Social Work, University of Toronto
B.A. Psychology, Minor: Sociology, York University
We all face challenges in our lives and sometimes we need some extra support to help us overcome them. My name is Lindsay Goodlin and I founded California Therapist in 2017 with the goal of bringing quality therapy to clients all across California - without having to set foot in a therapy office. Through HIPAA compliant video software, I have been providing therapy to Adults and Teens from my home office for over 6 years (yes, I started pre-pandemic!) and have been working as a therapist for almost 20 years.
I moved to the Bay Area (from Toronto) in my early twenties to complete a post-masters fellowship at UC, Berkeley and went on to work in various medical and treatment settings. It was the most exciting and also challenging time in my life. I navigated my career, dating, and relationships; all while facing the same pressures that most of us women face today. Now, as a wife and mother to two toddlers, I have an even greater understanding of the feeling of pulled in different directions, competing priorities, and anxieties about living up to high expectations (usually our own).
Through my career and personal exploration, I came to discover the incredible benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation. I use a Mindfulness based approach in my work because I have seen it help so many people to be more present, intentional and content in their lives (myself included!).
In working with me, you will find that I am compassionate, non-judgemental, direct and honest. I will help you recognize and build up your inherent strengths (yes you have them), give you coping strategies, and help you to make space for more adaptive ways of relating to the world. I am also a big believer in the healing power of humor so don't be surprised if we end up having a laugh every once in a while.
In order to make sure I am the right therapist for you, I am pleased offer a complimentary initial consultation. If you are considering therapy and would like to find out if we would be a good match, please do not hesitate to reach out.
“Lindsay is one of the most responsible, professional and knowledgeable clinicians and managers I know. She is able to work directly with clients in a strength-based supportive focus that provides a fertile base for growth and forward movement. As a Director of Services she is able to manage others in a respectful way that fosters a team atmosphere. She has my highest recommendation.”
Debbie Tate, LCSW