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Cara Goldsmith

Associate Therapist

Limited Permit in Mental Health Counseling

Permit No: P117743

Supervised by: Claire Cornelio, Licensed Mental Health Counselor 


Queens College of the City of New York  - B.A. in Psychology

Touro College School of Health Sciences - M.S. in Mental Health Counseling


Phone:   646-363-6104

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About Me

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Pre-licensed State: New York

What was your path to becoming a therapist?

Acceptance is a word that is extremely important when reflecting on the reason I chose to become a Mental Health Counselor. I believe that throughout life, all of us travel on our own individual journeys of self-exploration and creating balance in our lives. I have learned that surrounding ourselves with people who listen, provide us with support, and contribute to creating a positive environment, will allow us to grow and become stronger and healthier version of ourselves. By learning from my own journey, I strive to help support others to create a life of self-acceptance, strength within, and to overcome struggles within their personal and present lives. 

What should I know about working with you?

Creating a safe space is extremely important when working with my clients. I encourage them to take their time exploring the different areas within their lives that allow them to express themselves, helping to support them along the way, as they work towards accepting their own thoughts and beliefs. I always acknowledge that each client is an individual, and that every client has their own path of healing. Together, I work with my clients to provide them with their own unique set of tools, to help enhance their lives, so that they can become the healthiest and happiest version of themselves. 

What is your approach to therapy?
Unhelpful thinking patterns greatly impact feelings about what we experience. I can help identify these patterns, while offering practical coping skills and a personable approach. I often implement techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Whole-Person Therapy,
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy during sessions. I enjoy providing support to my clients to encourage their growth and manage challenges they face. I have been told that I approach clients with compassion, understanding and dedication to walk with them to reach solutions.

How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?

I believe that many times your struggles can become your superpower. While it can be challenging to be open and honest, once you start to break free and accept yourself, that is when you will begin to heal and strengthen your inner self to become the person you know you can be. Patience, honesty, and acceptance will always guide you throughout your journey to success. 


Theoretical Orientation:


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Positive Therapy

  • REBT Therapy

  • Whole Person Therapy


  • Adjustment Disorder​

  • Anxiety

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Mood Disorders

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-Harm

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Women's Issues

Client Focus:

  • Adolescents (13 - 17)

  • Adults (18 - 65)

  • Seniors (66+)


  • Individual


  • English


It would be our honor to join you in your mental health journey.


Phone: 646-363-6104

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