Rachel Goldman, Ph.D, FTOS. is a licensed psychologist offering therapy and consulting services in health and wellness, including health behavior change, obesity, bariatric surgery (pre-op and post-op), weight management, eating behaviors, and stress reduction. Dr. Goldman is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. She sees individual clients in her private practice in NYC where she utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy to assist clients in behavioral changes that will promote healthier and happier lives. She also provides consulting services to other professionals and corporations, including corporate wellness workshops and wellness programming.
Dr. Goldman previously served as Senior Bariatric Psychologist at Bellevue Center for Obesity & Weight Management at Bellevue Hospital. She has conducted over 4,000 pre-surgical evaluations and has provided follow-up care for patients ranging from days to 8+ years after surgery. She has facilitated treatment groups focused on binge eating, emotional eating, general behavior change, relationship changes, and psychological adjustment, as well as bariatric support groups. Her research and clinical interests include health behavior change, pre-operative predictors of success following weight loss surgery, disordered eating, food addiction, and body image.
Dr. Goldman is an expert guest on Sirius XM Doctor Radio where she discusses the struggles with weight loss and disordered eating, as well as promoting positive health behaviors. She has been quoted in several health-related articles and her work as bariatric psychologist was highlighted in the June 2016 issue of the American Psychological Association Monitor on Psychology.