The focus of Dr. Bonnie Goldstein’s work is to foster and heal relationships through the lens of attachment theory, somatic and mindful awareness, and the dynamic interaction of group psychotherapy. She helps clients navigate through life’s complexities by addressing developmental issues, family systems, grief and loss counseling for children and adults, and transitions-to-adulthood. Her work integrates traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy with progressive psychotherapeutic interventions such as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, hypnosis, mindfulness exercises and EMDR.
Dr. Goldstein holds dual licenses in the state of California in Psychology and Social Work, completed her B.A. MSW, and Ph.D. at UCLA, her Ed.M. at Harvard University, and teaches graduate students at USC’s School of Social Work. She is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and is the Southern California coordinator of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute’s Trauma, Developmental/Attachment, and Certification trainings.
Galvanized by traumatic experiences throughout Los Angeles over the past t decades, including earthquakes, fires, mudslides, and riots, Dr. Goldstein has assembled and disseminated information, developed outreach programs for UCLA extension, and produced creative presentations of trauma-related information, including a book for children and their families, I’ll Know What to Do: A Kid’s Guide to Natural Disasters, published by the American Psychological Association in 1997 and distributed as a guide for children and families in the aftermath of traumatic experiences.
Dr. Bonnie Mark-Goldstein’s professional publications include The Handbook of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment Vol. I & II and Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating Attention-Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents: an Integrative Approach. She is author and co-author of numerous professional papers integrating Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Embedded Relational Mindfulness practice in individual and group treatment. Over the past three decades as Founder and Director of Lifespan Psychological Center her commitment has been to bring issues of diversity, equity, sexual parity, and inclusion to the forefront all treatment, professional trainings and articles.