Dr. Jonathan Goldberg is the founder and clinical director of Life Changes Group and oversees the direction and management of our clinical offices in Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and Somerville.
Dr. Goldberg earned two masters degrees and a doctorate in clinical/school psychology from the Derner Institute at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. He completed three years of clinical externships in neurocognitive testing, child/adolescent psychiatry, and adult psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital, as well as eight years of inpatient psychiatric work at The Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, MA, and Long Island Jewish Hospital in Manhasset, NY. During this time, Dr. Goldberg helped implement several research grants investigating genetic determinants of adverse reactions to antipsychotic agents used in treating schizophrenia.
Dr. Goldberg completed his clinical internship in adult psychiatry at Columbia University. He was then selected for a post-doctoral fellowship at The Addiction Institute of New York (formerly Smithers) a nationally-recognized institute for the treatment of chemical addiction.
Dr. Goldberg has since worked as a Staff Psychologist at the Learning Lab @ Lesley University, conducting neurocognitive evaluations for children with learning disabilities, and as a PACT team member at Westbridge Community Services. He offers individual, group, and couples counseling addressing a range of psychiatric issues, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emetophobia, online gaming addiction, and trauma.
In addition to his hospital work, Dr. Goldberg has received extensive training in behavioral models for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT). He has also received formal training in “stages of change” and motivational interviewing techniques for the treatment of addiction.
Dr. Goldberg is presently a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School where he teaches and supervises interns in the practice of behavioral therapies.
For the past 14 years, Dr. Goldberg has served as psychiatric consultant to The Fessenden School in West Newton, MA. In this role, Dr. Goldberg lectures and provides counseling for children, parents, and teachers on a diverse range of topics, including ADHD, educational testing, childhood depression, anxiety disorders, learning differences, and child/adolescent development.
Dr. Goldberg’s non-clinical work includes consultation with market research and advertising firms regarding implicit perceptions of brand personality and the development of research instruments for measuring unconscious variables associated with group process.
Dr. Jonathan E. Goldberg (ext. 101)