Jodi Goldberg, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Jodi Goldberg is a nationally board certified and New York licensed Art Therapist based in Hudson County, New Jersey. She also holds teaching certificates in both New Jersey and New York City. Jodi has more than ten years of experience working with children professionally, as both an Art Teacher and Art Therapist. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, Jodi went on to work within the New York City Public School System as a middle school art teacher and then in Jersey City, New Jersey as an elementary school art teacher. These experiences were influential and prepared Jodi for the work that lie ahead after completing her Master’s degree in Art Therapy.
During her career, Jodi has worked with many children in settings as varied as outpatient hospital units, domestic violence and homeless shelters, schools, and privately. Regardless of the setting, Jodi truly feels gratified when helping children and their families through difficulties they face. Each child and family has a different background, story, concern, fear or other reason causing them to participate in Art Therapy. It is an Art Therapist's role to guide and facilitate art therapy sessions, while encouraging artistic and emotional expression. Jodi uses various art techniques and materials to work toward improved quality of life, stronger relationships, and acceptance of self and others, as well as simply learning to enjoy the art process and what it has to offer. Art opens the doors to communication in a non-threatening way, allowing great success for all!