Daniel Goldman, Ph.D.
 Florida Licensed Psychologist ( #PY8470 )
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Dr. Daniel Goldman, Ph.D.

Dr. Goldman is a licensed psychologist (FL Lic. PY 8470) working with a broad array of adult issues. After earning a B.A. in philosophy from Cornell University, an M.A. in psychology from University of Richmond, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Iowa State University, he completed a 2000-hour APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the University Counseling Center at Florida State University and a 2000-hour post-doctoral residency at The Counseling Associates in Naples, FL. As a graduate student, he was a member of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, and he is currently an active member in good standing with the American Psychological Association and the Florida Psychological Association. Dr. Goldman is board certified by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors.

As a graduate student, his research and study focused on the emerging field of positive psychology. Whereas clinical psychology has traditionally focused on treating mental illness, positive psychology emphasizes human growth, personal strengths, fulfillment, and meaning in life. He conducted experiments, wrote scientific papers, and presented at academic and professional conferences on topics such as mindfulness meditation and forgiveness.

His focus as a therapist is on cultivating mental health as opposed to merely treating mental illness. The focus of therapy is on treating the person, not just the problem. Good therapy encourages openness and honesty between the client and the therapist in a safe, non-judgmental, supportive environment. Good therapy meets you where you are, then guides you to where you want to be. It leads to positive change and growth, and helps you mold your life to fit your own personal needs and values. Dr. Goldman helps people with life management by identifying the barriers that keep them from being effective in any of their life roles and that keep them from finding happiness. Together, he'll work with you to identify problems and solutions, and to effectively reduce stress, so that you'll start feel better soon.


Outside of Work

I volunteer with Arts for ACT, a non-profit art gallery that raises money to provide counseling and safe shelter to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
I am the President of the Lower West Coast chapter of the Florida Psychological Association for 2016 and 2017.
I am a member of the Sarasota Young Professionals group.
I am the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee.
As the former president of the board of directors for Young Artists Awards, I focused on coordinating its Art by Kids with Cancer program in collaboration with the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.



Psychology Services I Specialize In:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Relationship/Couples Counseling
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  • Dr. Daniel Goldman, Ph.D. 
    Sarasota Psychologist  

    B.A. Cornell University  
    M.A. University of Richmond  
    Ph.D. Iowa State University  
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