Grace Goodman, PsyD

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

Dr. Grace Goodman is dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and their families develop and utilize strengths to improve their lives and enrich their communities. “I am particularly invested in using an asset-based, diversity oriented, relational approach in working with girls, LGBTQ youth, and women.” Dr. Goodman has several areas of passion and effectiveness that are key to her contributions to the Institute:

  • She has a particular interest in helping children and adolescents navigate multicultural and multigenerational family relationships with resilience, compassion, and wisdom.
  • She enjoys being part of the psychological assessment team. “I value using my skills to provide clarity and direction to clients, their families and their schools.”
  • She integrates her clinical work with building strong partnerships in the community – providing support to schools and youth organizations to empower connection, growth, and mindfulness. When working with youth with pediatric health issues, she regularly interacts with medical providers and care coordinators, teachers, and community organizations in order to collaborate on ways to foster empowerment and thriving.

Specialties: Building psychological flexibility and resilience; Building skills to manage academic stress and anxiety; Developing healthy body image and  healthy relationships; Building skills to navigate bicultural and multicultural environments; Transitioning from adolescence to adulthood.

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

Education: 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: 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).

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

Upcoming Presentations:

College Grit: Getting Ready in Mind, Body, and Spirit