Jonathan E. Goldberg, Ph.D.

Contact Info
Life Changes Group
875 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 84
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
Phone Number: 
(617) 928-8891 and

Dr. Goldberg earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Gordon F. Derner Institute at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. He completed three years of clinical externships in neurocognitive testing, child/adolescent psychiatry, and adult psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital, as well as six years of inpatient psychiatric work at The Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, MA, and Long Island Jewish Hospital in Manhasset, NY. During this time, Dr. Goldberg helped implement a research grant investigating genetic determinants of adverse reactions to antipsychotic agents used in treating schizophrenia.

Dr. Goldberg completed his clinical internship in adult psychiatry at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in NYC, an affiliate of Columbia University. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Smithers Treatment Center, a nationally-recognized institute for the treatment of chemical addiction. Dr. Goldberg has since worked as a Staff Psychologist at the Learning Lab @ Lesley University, conducting neurocognitive evaluations for children with learning disabilities, and as a PACT team member at Westbridge Community Services. Dr. Goldberg presently maintains group and private practices in Cambridge and the South End of Boston. He offers individual, group, and couples counseling addressing a range of psychiatric issues, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, online gaming addiction, and trauma.

In addition to his hospital work, Dr. Goldberg has received extensive training in behavioral models for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT). He has also received formal training in “stages of change” and motivational interviewing techniques for the treatment of addiction.

Dr. Goldberg is presently a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School where he teaches and supervises interns in the practice of behavioral therapies.

Dr. Goldberg also serves as School Psychologist at The Fessenden School. The Fessenden School is an independent, all-boys, K-9 institution located in West Newton, MA. In this role, Dr. Goldberg lectures and provides counseling for children, parents, and teachers on a diverse range of topics, including AD/HD, educational testing, childhood depression, anxiety disorders, learning differences, and child/adolescent development.

Dr. Goldberg’s non-clinical work includes consultation with market research and advertising firms regarding brand personality, and the development of research instruments for measuring unconscious variables associated with group process.