About Kelly Goss, Ph.D.
The pursuit of self-discovery is a powerful tool in confronting the challenges of life. As a therapist, I am a partner to my patients on this complex and empowering journey. I provide a nonjudgmental and safe space that allows my patients to put into words the moments, thoughts, and feelings that have been causing them distress and transform them into opportunities to thrive and grow. Together, my patients and I embark on a creative process filled with curiosity and compassion to deeper self-knowledge, strengthened confidence, and more enriching and satisfying relationships with others.
I believe that each patient is unique in what they bring to therapy and what approach will best support them in achieving their goals. Therefore, I bring an integrative theoretical approach to my practice drawing from psychodynamic, interpersonal, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. I collaborate with my patients to identify the areas of their life they would like to improve while maintaining a flexible approach that can adapt to the evolving progress and needs of my patients in their therapeutic journey. I tend to explore and connect my patients’ past and present experiences with their future aspirations to support them in gaining deeper insight into their behavioral and interpersonal patterns. I believe that a therapeutic space that is genuine, supportive, and empathic with active feedback can bring into one’s awareness aspects of the self that were once unacknowledged or not yet known. Through this deeper knowledge, one can develop a greater sense of agency and identity that fuels a more active and enriching life.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults presenting with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma-related issues, relationship stress, parent-child conflicts, grief and loss, major life transitions, identity development, and vocational/educational challenges. I have particularly extensive experience working with emerging adults.
Prior to Madison Park Psychological Services, I worked at New York City Health and Hospitals Lincoln Medical Center where I conducted individual and family therapy, psychological assessments, and emergency service consultations for children, adolescents, and adults in the Bronx. I also previously worked at the Center for Attention and Learning at Lenox Hill Hospital, SCO Ottilie Residential Treatment Facility for adolescents and young adults, and the Jewish Board Child Development Center. Concurrently, at LIU-Brooklyn’s Psychological Services Center, I conducted individual therapy and assessments with a population of predominantly international and first-generation undergraduate students.
I earned my Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus as well as my M.A. in General Psychology at New York University. My academic research focused on how individuals construct narratives of their experiences and how these narratives can be used to provide a more nuanced and complex understanding of an individual’s psychology. For my dissertation, I conducted a dream diary study that examined aggression and anger in dream narratives and their relationship to individuals’ psychological well-being.
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