Goldie Polter, LLMSW, EMDR Therapist

You always have a place here.

Sometimes we feel a little lost in the world, but I want you to know you always have a place here, without any expectations or judgements. What if you could remove and redirect negative thoughts and feelings and allow yourself to find true connection again? Through therapy, we’ll develop a safe connection to explore how you can start living your most fulfilling life. 

My purpose is to give you space to go wherever you need, exploring whatever is on your mind, while completely accepting you, honoring your experience, and taking steps toward healing and discovering freedom. Think of therapy as an investment in yourself. We are so quick to invest in others, whether it be our family, friends, or children. Now is the times to focus on you!

We will start by developing goals that you want to achieve and plan to accomplish those goals. You will begin to learn more about yourself and what matters to you both within your relationship with yourself and others. I will be here to support and encourage you as you work through new, adaptive coping strategies and skills to replace the older, non-helpful ones. 

I value YOU above all. I will always respect and appreciate your view and opinions above everything else. I believe open communication within the therapeutic relationship is essential. Throughout this process, feedback is always encouraged and welcomed here, so please be honest and open with your worries and fears. This will allow for our relationship to be open and truthful and ensure you are receiving the most effective care and that your needs are being met.

EDUCATION

  • BS in Liberal Arts, Excelsior College 
  • Master of Social Work, Wayne State University

CERTIFICATIONS

  • EMDR Certified Therapist
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
    • Evidence-based trauma therapy

WORKS WITH

  • Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Couples 

TYPES OF THERAPY

  • EMDR
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based Therapy
"Goldie is amazing! If you have experienced any trauma, she will be a perfect fit for you. EMDR is life-changing therapy that Goldie does and it’s remarkable how well it works. She is truly a top-notch therapist, she takes her profession very seriously, and she is in this field for the right reasons."
"I would recommend Goldie to anyone. She specializes in trauma but you can talk to her about anything and she is completely open and easy to talk to. Reliable, trustworthy, seems to really know what she’s doing, and it always feels like progress is being made."
"Goldie makes it feel like you actually want to get started and heal from whatever is causing you pain, so that you can get better and learn a lot about yourself. She’s very sweet and I feel like she is very professional and also easy-going at the same time."

One of my earliest memories is going out for dinner with my grandfather. We called him Zayde. He and I shared a birthday and he was always known for his genuine emotion and kindness. My grandfather got his Masters in Counseling and every day that I work as a therapist I feel that I am continuing to live out his incredible legacy.

I truly appreciate and value genuine connection. I appreciate getting to know people and developing a safe rapport. I appreciate being challenged and most of all being able to help another person in any way that I can.

While therapeutic methods are important, one of the most crucial predictors to success in therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. It is a unique opportunity to have a relationship where YOU are the sole focus, where you are given space to feel intimately supported and honored as someone is listening intently with compassion and empathy.  I provide consistency that facilitates safety and security. By creating space for you, therapy can be the place to learn new behaviors and skills to change your life.

FAVORITE SELF-CARE

When I am not doing therapy, you can find me spending time with loved ones or at the gym. Fitness is a passion of mine, and I may still pursue a personal trainer certification. I believe strengthening both the body and mind and developing a connection between the two. I also love music and the outdoors.

FUN FACTS

  • I recently became a mom to a gorgeous little girl! 
  • I love and connect with music and singing. 
  • I enjoy cooking and trying new foods. 
  • I am also a certified makeup artist!

LIFE MOTTO

  • “You have made it through 100% percent of your toughest days and what if you have not lived through your most beautiful ones yet?” 
  • “What if it could turn out better than you ever imagined?” Sometimes adjusting our mindset and putting things into perspective can help to ground us and pick us up from tough times.