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Minakshi Goyal, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -Maria Robinson
Counseling, EMDR, and Play Therapy

Serving First Responders, Adults, Families, Teens & Children in Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Fremont and the surrounding areas
Treatment Approach

My Treatment Approach and What You Can Expect From Me

I look at life as a novel that has many chapters.  These chapters may involve exciting times and events, tragedies, drama, mysteries, and uncertainty.   Every chapter is different, but together they build your story. 

I believe that each person is the author of his/her own story.  Sometimes though, we become stuck and experience feelings of being “blocked,” and we cannot create a fulfilling next chapter to move onto.  In some cases, something very specific happens to make us stuck and other times we just don’t know why we feel so down.  This can lead to feelings of frustration, desperation, anxiety, and even hopelessness.  Other times, we just want to go back and reflect on our past experiences and the “chapters of our lives” to understand ourselves better and get direction for our future.

Whether you are:

Frustrated and upset by the current direction of your story and are feeling lonely, sad, or confused,


You are looking to cope with a major life event or trauma so that you can move onto the next chapter of your life,

You just need to reflect back on past chapters to understand yourself better,

I will provide you and/or your family with a safe place to listen to your story without judgment and work with you to create a plan that will best suit your needs. I do not subscribe to a “one size fits all” model of therapy.  I will work with you to understand your unique situation and culture, and will tailor my services and approach in helping to reflect your own expectations so that you can successfully author that next chapter of your life and be fulfilled by your own story.  I am direct, honest, and experienced in providing a variety of therapies, including but not limited to CBT, EMDR, trauma focused CBT, solution focused, narrative apporoaches, and play therapy.  Our relationship can be short term or long term, depending on your needs and desires.  Additionally, I will check in with you often about our progress to ensure that you are getting the help that you deserve. 

I also collaboratively work with schools, physicians, psychiatrists, and other health professionals as needed.  

Please contact me to discuss your situation and see how we can work together. 

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