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Serena Goldsmith, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LIC NO. 100396

Carlsbad

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Foresight Carlsbad. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Behavioral Health from California State University San Marcos. I have many years of experience working in a community-based mental health center for adults with severe mental illness, and also have experience doing play therapy with children and working with adults with developmental disabilities and their families. In addition to my education and professional experience, my thirty years of lived experience with a mood disorder and my recovery journey informs my practice in many ways, as I have a great deal of empathy, compassion, and understanding for those who are suffering with mental health issues. I bring a message of hope for recovery and high expectations for what my clients are capable of achieving. I have a passion for assisting others to overcome their challenges and reach their individual goals and optimal potentials. My specialty areas include depressive, bipolar, and psychotic disorders, coping skills, crisis intervention, stress management, personal and spiritual growth, and interpersonal relationships. I like to combine aspects of different therapy approaches, such as mindfulness practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, integrative body/mind/spirit approaches, motivational interviewing, and others in order to customize the treatment plan and interventions for each person. My philosophy is that we are a team, openly communicating and working together for the best possible outcomes.

Bipolar disorder
Depression
Sleep/Insomnia
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
Mindfulness
Personal Growth
Stress Management
Holistic/Integrative Approaches to Wellness
Spirituality
Whole Health Management

Specialties

Carlsbad

5205 Avenida Encinas Suite A, Carlsbad, CA 92008

(760) 610-0227