Carol S. Goldbaum, PhD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Park Ridge

Carol is a licensed clinical social worker with over 40 years experience working with individuals, couples and families. Her professional experience includes helping persons with issues of anxiety, depression, unresolved grief, as well as marital issues, blended families, and counseling and consultation around issues of aging with individuals and families. She also leads workshops on family therapy, LGBT issues, aging, loss, ethics, cultural sensitivity and various forms of abuse. She has two adult children and is active in professional and community organizations.

“I believe therapy is an opportunity to discover yourself and your relationships; to identify your strengths and what interferes with being who you want to be. I see my role as listener, supporter and guide, helping you to open up to your potential. My approach to counseling is interactive with a focus on identifying strengths, as well as issues of concern. My clinical philosophy and methods include both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies, with an awareness of the role addictions often play in a client’s life. I also have particular experience in the interplay between physical and emotional health, whether chronic or acute illness or special issues of aging and the changes in personal and family dynamics these create.”