Rachel Goldman, PhD, FTOS, is a licensed psychologist specializing in health and wellness, including health behavior change, stress reduction, obesity, weight management, and eating behaviors. Dr. Goldman is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and has a private practice in NYC where she sees individual clients and utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy to assist clients in behavioral changes that will promote healthier and happier lives.
Prior to starting her private practice and doing consulting work, Dr. Goldman served as Senior Psychologist at Bellevue Center for Obesity & Weight Management at Bellevue Hospital where she provided short- and long-term outpatient individual and group psychotherapy (i.e. cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing) for adults and adolescents, specializing in weight management, body image, disordered eating behaviors, and other health-related behaviors.
Dr. Goldman is on leadership boards of both The Obesity Society and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. She is also on the ASMBS Integrated Health Executive Council. She has collaborated with many Fortune 500 companies to provide corporate wellness workshops related to challenging one’s negative thoughts, stress management, self-care, and emotional eating. She also provides peer supervision and consulting to other professionals.
Dr. Goldman frequently offers her expert advice via various media outlets, including TV, radio, and print, including The New York Times, TIME, NBC News, CNN, USA Today, SHAPE and Women's Health. Her research has been published in over 15 medical publications. She consults for Dotdash Meredith as a Medical Review Board member for Verywell Fit and Verywell Mind. Most recently, Dr. Goldman is acting as a consultant for a film directed by Darren Aronofsky on weight bias, weight stigma, obesity, and mental health.
Dr. Goldman received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina.
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