is a founding partner of Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education, LLC and Director of Starbright Institute, LLC. She provides evidence and practice informed mental health services for children, youth, and adults impacted by trauma. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from George Mason University.
Mrs. Goldin received specialized post-graduate training in the field of trauma, attachment, and the expressive therapies (art, sand, and play therapy). She is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), a Certified Parent Educator in Circle of Security Parenting Groups, and a Certified Theraplay Practitioner and Supervisor, an attachment-based family therapy approach. She has worked in various clinical and educational settings in the Northern Virginia area supporting bilingual and bi-cultural children experiencing socio-emotional and educational challenges as well as traumatic histories. Her career has focused on providing reparative experiences for high-risk youth.
Mrs. Goldin was a contributing author for the book, Working with Children to Heal Interpersonal Trauma (2010), and co-authored a chapter on Integrated Play Therapy for a book edited by Crenshaw and Stewart. Mrs. Goldin has presented workshops on the issue of trauma and its impact on learning locally, nationally, and internationally. She was an Adjunct Professor at the graduate school of Social Work at the Northern Virginia Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.
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