Dr. Chani Goldfeder, Psy.D.
I am a New York-trained, licensed clinical psychologist and I made aliyah with my family in 2017. I practice an integrative treatment incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based, and relational approaches.
At Modi'in Behavioral, I provide individual therapy, co-lead DBT skills groups and participate in weekly consultation meetings. My goal as a psychotherapist is to provide an environment of openness and calm where clients feel comfortable sharing their journey of self-exploration, and at the same time, to guide the strengthening and development of skills for growth and transformation. I believe that practicing mindfulness is an important part of the healing process, and I teach mindfulness to help clients become more aware of and increase their tolerance to their thoughts and feelings.
I received my BA from Queens College (CUNY) with an honors degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. My master’s degree in Trauma Studies from New York University developed my passion for providing trauma-informed treatment. I continued my graduate studies completing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University with a focus on family dynamics and with individuals who have a history of trauma.
I have worked with clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings and have treated a wide range of disorders such as mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and personality disorders, in addition to working with individuals who experience intense emotional distress and dysregulation and struggle with self-injury and suicidal thoughts. I have particular experience working with survivors of varying traumas such as physical and emotional abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and bullying. Through my doctoral training, I gained training with empirically supported trauma treatments such as Trauma-Focused CBT and Cognitive Processing Therapy, and worked with clients who have experienced both recent traumas and with adult survivors of childhood trauma.