Serena Goldsmith (she/her)

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Carlsbad, CA

  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Foresight Carlsbad. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Behavioral Health from California State University San Marcos. I have many years of experience working in a community-based mental health center for adults with severe mental illness, and I also have experience doing play therapy with children and working with adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

My Background and Approach

In addition to my education and professional experience, my thirty years of lived experience with a mood disorder and my recovery journey informs my practice in many ways, as I have a great deal of empathy, compassion, and understanding for those who are suffering with mental health issues. I bring a message of hope for recovery and high expectations for what my clients are capable of achieving. I have a passion for assisting others to overcome their challenges and reach their individual goals and optimal potentials. I like to combine aspects of different therapy approaches, such as mindfulness practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, integrative body/mind/spirit approaches, motivational interviewing, and others in order to customize the treatment plan and interventions for each person. My philosophy is that we are a team, openly communicating and working together for the best possible outcomes.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser
  • Managed Health Network
  • Anthem
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Wellfleet
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English


888-588-8995 Email Serena
5205 Avenida Encinas
Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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