Dan Goodman, MD
Therapist in NYC
Dan believes deeply in the importance of working collaboratively with his clients in a warm, down-to-earth, and practical manner. An enthusiastic follower of the latest research in both biology and psychology, Dan is excited by the potential for science and technology to improve peoples’ lives.
Dan graduated from Yale College, summa cum laude, after which he attended the University of Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar. He then received his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed residency training in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he continues to serve on the faculty and, for many years, has been a highly-rated teacher. After developing an interest in entrepreneurship, Dan later earned an MBA from Columbia Business School.
In his more than two decades of practice as a psychiatrist, Dan has seen how treatment is most effective when it builds upon a strong therapeutic relationship. He believes deeply in the importance of working collaboratively with his clients in a warm, down-to-earth, and practical manner. He draws inspiration from many different perspectives.
He has extensive training in a range of psychotherapies, including Supportive Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), having studied privately with or attended ACT workshops led by Drs. Steven Hayes, Kelly Wilson, and Jason Luoma, among others. Dan is also an expert psychopharmacologist.
Dan’s interest in translating science into better treatments also motivated him to found three biotechnology companies which, collectively, raised more than $80M in private capital. Given his entrepreneurial experiences, at times some of Dan’s clients enjoy working with him in a manner that is more akin to executive coaching than to traditional psychotherapy. He deeply appreciates the opportunity to work flexibly and in a highly customized manner with his clients in the service of whatever is most meaningful to them.
“I have been working with Dr. Dan Goodman for well over 10 years and cannot speak highly enough of him. He is patient, caring, warm, attentive, compassionate and uttlerly professional. He is an excellent communicator and always reachable. Dr. Goodman is an excellent diagnostician and truly looks at cases through a holistic lens leading to much more effective, thorough treatment and long term success. Treatment is very much a partnership with him and I have never trusted a medical practitioner more. He is truly an outstanding psychiatrist and I highly recommend him.”
“Dr. Goodman saw me during a medication transition, where I was coming off of a SSRI to another as I was no longer responding to it. I was also on a benzodiazepine and I was exhausted all the time. I was at a low point for over 2 years, gained 15 pounds – my anxiety was getting out of hand. Dr. Goodman took the time to speak with me from a psychopharmacological perspective, assessed my current medications, and offered alternatives that could help in conjunction with cognitive therapy I was receiving. I am now in an incredible spot in my life. I have the energy back, my anxiety is at an all time low, and I’ve lost the weight. Bottom line: if you want to make a change in your life, and work with a professional who will listen, be patient with you, and give you the tools to get your life back on track, I highly recommend you make an appointment. You must put in the work, feel uncomfortable, and challenge yourself. If you do, Dr. Goodman will get you back on track.”
“Dr. Goodman has a very calm demeanor, plenty of empathy and a warm way of communicating, with a keen eye for the least little detail. He is conservative in treatment plans but always willing to adjust medications as needed. In addition, he embraces holistic practices, from meditation to brain exercises. I’ve been seeing him for years and trust him absolutely. He takes lots of notes and you always know that you’re not just another person taking up a designated slot in his schedule. He really cares! He listens carefully, asks intelligent questions, and I’ve found him to be spot on with every suggestion. Having seen several other professionals, I can confidently state that Dr. Goodman is the one to choose above the rest. Without dictating, he always works WITH the patient, so you can feel sure you’re participating fully in your own treatment as a partner.”