Grace Goodman, PsyD

Grace M. Goodman, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist (PSY 28905)

I am dedicated to helping adolescents, young adults, and their families develop and utilize strengths to improve their lives and enrich their communities. I have several areas of passion and effectiveness that are key to my contributions to the Institute:

  • I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in both my work with individual clients as well as in the groups that I facilitate. My theoretical orientation lends itself to helping clients navigate difficult situations with flexibility, self-compassion, and commitment to their values.
  • I have received specialized training in maternal mental health and I coordinate the Institute’s Perinatal Postpartum Program. In this role, I support mothers as they navigate the myriad challenges that come with growing a family.
  • I have a particular interest in helping clients navigate multicultural and multigenerational family relationships with resilience, compassion, and wisdom.


  • Building psychological flexibility and resilience
  • Building skills to manage academic stress and anxiety
  • Developing compassion for self and others
  • Building skills to navigate bicultural and multicultural environments
  • Transitioning from adolescence to adulthood
  • Transitioning to motherhood
  • Perinatal and postpartum Support

On Anxiety, Compassion, and Grit: Self-Compassion: The New Alternative to Self-Esteem


  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary (2015)
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary (2012)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Amherst College (2008)

Other Experience:

  • Adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Psychology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Social Action Community Health System (San Bernardino, CA)
  • Centerstone Kentucky (Louisville, KY)
  • San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (San Bernardino, CA)
  • Augustus Hawkins Community Mental Health (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Hubert Humphrey Comprehensive Health Center (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services (Pasadena, CA)
  • Trained at Postpartum Support International

Mission: My mission is to empower youth and their families to face life’s challenges in ways that foster resilience and enrich their interpersonal relationships and communities.


Phone: 626.585.8075 ext. 105