Gali Goodman holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a Master’s degree in Special and General Education from Bank Street College of Education. She has worked in schools, inpatient and day treatment programs counseling children, families, adults and couples.
Gali promotes transparency and honest communication with her clients. She is trained in a range of modalities which include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Collaborative Problem-Solving, and Motivational Interviewing. She also utilizes family systems and psychodynamic principles in her integrative care of clients.
Through Gali’s experiences as a teacher and therapist, she has a comprehensive understanding of the family system’s complexities. Gali’s clinical interests are in helping families and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma and domestic violence. She believes that effective therapy involves learning more adaptive and effective ways of dealing with stressors while also building on existing strengths to create positive change.
Gali is dedicated to helping her clients develop positive relationships with themselves and others, the foundation she deems necessary for building a successful mindset. She is an excellent listener and a nurturing individual who provides others the opportunity to be heard and cared for. Gali develops treatment plans that are case specific, understanding no two people are the same, nor are their struggles.
In addition to her private practice, Gali is an Adjunct Professor at The Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She also works for Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Clifton-Passaic, a vital organization that is committed to supporting and strengthening family life. Gali supports Project Sarah, a program that works with victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, offering counseling and guidance towards a renewed quality of life. Gali also consults for schools where she focuses on guiding teachers and administrators on how to aid children with behavioral challenges. Gali serves as a Member of the Board of Education at Yavneh Academy.