Location of office: Nepean
Dr. Goldfield provides psychological services to children, adolescents and adults across a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, stress, depression, anger, learning and attentional problems, behavioural problems, addictions, trauma, adjustment to major life changes, burnout, bereavement, migraine headaches, and intimacy and self-esteem issues. He has developed a special interest and experience in treating insomnia, eating and weight issues, relationship issues, as well as providing assistance with parenting skills. In addition, he conducts psychological assessments in children, adolescents and adults, including assessment of giftedness, learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and vocational/career paths and counselling.
Dr. Goldfield provides psychotherapy in a warm, sensitive, and compassionate manner in which to address his clients’ needs. Dr. Goldfield’s psychotherapy orientation is best described as integrative, incorporating cognitive-behavioural therapy, as well as interpersonal, experiential and systemic approaches. Dr. Goldfield’s integrative approach is based on his belief that psychotherapy is more effective when individualized to meet his client’s needs, and that various therapies may be needed to effect positive change and growth in his clients.
Dr. Goldfield has provided psychological services in private practice since 2003. Dr. Goldfield earned his Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology from Carleton University. He has worked as a psychotherapist in university, hospital and private practice settings. Dr. Goldfield completed two years of postdoctoral training at the Behavioural Medicine Clinic at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he provided psychological services to children using a family-based approach. Dr. Goldfield has acted as a consultant to organizations in the private and public sectors and has conducted workshops for physicians and health care practitioners in the areas of health behaviour change, healthy eating and active living for chronic disease management and prevention, as well as program development and program evaluation. He currently works part-time as a scientist practitioner at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in the capacity of conducting clinical research, mentoring graduate students and doctoral interns and practicum students. He is also a former member of the Behavior Change Committee with the American Heart Association, and formerly co-led a mentoring group for psychologists in their licensing year.
Dr. Goldfield continues his professional development by actively attending study groups, peer supervision, conferences and keeps current with the scientific and clinical psychology literature. In support of his profession, Dr. Goldfield maintains membership in each of the national, provincial and local psychological associations. In addition, he is a Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, and is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Carleton University. Dr. Goldfield also has over 130 scientific publications and 150 conference presentations in the areas of clinical and health psychology.