Jacqueline Golding

Psychologist, PhD

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Jacqueline Golding, PhD, Psychologist in Pleasanton
(925) 272-8807 Website

Jacqueline Golding

Psychologist, PhD


1400 Santa Rita Road
Suite K
Pleasanton, California 94566
(925) 272-8807

A therapy relationship that is working well supports your curiosity about yourself, openness to possibilities, and capacity to transform vulnerabilities into areas of strength and growth. My approach to therapy involves using respectful, empathic listening to create a safe place where you can bring difficult and painful feelings and life situations - a place where you don't have to be alone with them. Through our work together, you experience yourself differently. In therapy, you can try out new ways of being who you are, and when you're ready, you can bring these into the rest of your life.

In an age-appropriate way, I bring this approach to my work with teens and children, primarily using talk therapy with teens and play and art therapy with younger children. I also meet with parents so that we can collaborate to help your child.

Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco; Author of Healing Stories: Picture Books for the Big and Small Changes in a Child's Life (M. Evans and Company, September 2006).


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: UCLA
  • Year Graduated: 1985
  • License and State: PSY 16104 California


  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy / Registered Play Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2013


1400 Santa Rita Road
Suite K
Pleasanton, California 94566
(925) 272-8807
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandtray
  • Individuals


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Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017
Jacqueline Golding, PhD, Psychologist in Pleasanton

Jacqueline Golding

Psychologist, PhD