CHLOE GOLDBACH, PHD
Licensed in DC and MD; able to see clients in VA
Chloe is a postdoctoral fellow who has her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Through the postdoctoral fellowship, she will continue to expand her knowledge and evidence-based skillset in working with trauma and LGBTQIA+ populations.
As a lesbian transgender woman-identified clinician, Chloe is passionate about helping clients understand how the unique intersection of their identities, cultural backgrounds, and social context can inform experiences of trauma, sources of strength and community, and shape other life challenges. She is particularly passionate about working with transgender, nonbinary, and LGBQIA+ clients and clients experiencing outpatient disordered eating concerns, and how current struggles can be informed by past and ongoing experiences of acute and complex trauma. Her approach to therapy integrates multicultural, feminist, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) theories and techniques and involves collaborating with clients to co-create a safe, affirming, nonjudgmental, and healing therapy space.
Prior to TREC DC, Chloe completed her training at university counseling centers at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and University of Maryland College Park, where she specialized in gender-affirming care and working with LGBTQIA+ young adults, individuals experiencing outpatient disordered eating concerns, and individuals experiencing difficulties with emotional expression and distress tolerance. She has also worked with various research labs/teams, including Trans Maryland, Sexual and Gender Identity Lab at Towson University, Trans CARE Collaborative at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Diversity and Rural Advocacy Group at Oklahoma State University. She is excited to join TREC DC for her postdoctoral year!