Dr. Orna D. Goldwater, PHD

Dr. Orna D. Goldwater, PHD


Marriage & Family Therapy | Female | 65 years old

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Dr. Goldwater grew up in Jerusalem, Israel, and served in the Israeli Army before receiving degrees in psychology and philosophy...Read more

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I have been seeing Dr. Goldwater for about a year and I am so thankful that I found her. She listens intently and absorbs your feelings to let you know you are not alone. She offers great treatment and is very accommodating to your needs.
Thank you for your kind words. orna Goldwater
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Dr. Goldwater says...

Dr. Goldwater grew up in Jerusalem, Israel, and served in the Israeli Army before receiving degrees in psychology and philosophy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, (BA), and Texas Woman's University (Masters and Doctorate in Psychology).Dr. Goldwater chose Texas Woman's University due to their focus on clinical work with families. She established relationships with family Physicians who wanted to have a psychologist on their team to treat patients with combination of health and mental health symptoms.

Dr. Goldwater says...

I am a Health and family psychologist.  As such I treat conditions that tend to be transferred genetically or due to environmental stressors.  Some conditions such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder can be developed due to genetic vulnerability, environmental conditioning, as well as, exposure to stressors or trauma.

Some other conditions are both physical and psychological.  For example: ADHD is a physical disorder that impact sleep, brain development, with cognitive and emotional symptoms.  Same are other neurological disorders such as MS, Fibromyalgia, ALS, and variety of medical conditions that can also lead to depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders.

Additionally, there are medical conditions that can be managed behaviorally.  In my practice, I help patients to understand the emotional impact of their condition and to learn skills that help them to manage the symptoms so can they live a productive life and reach their personal and professional goals.  

Dr. Goldwater says...

I have a doctorate in Counseling Psychology with focus on Family Psychology.  Additionally, I interned for two years with Salesmanship Club Youth and family Services, and two years with Southwest Family Institute.  I have been practicing psychology since 1989, and helped introduce Family Systems approach to the school system in Dallas. 

Since that time, I participated in many externships involving family therapy, marital/couples therapy, career counseling and coaching individuals who need skills such as social skills or parenting skills.

For many years I trained other psychologists and counselors to provide family-based psychotherapy, and social skills training to individuals and groups. 

Dr. Goldwater's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Marriage & Family Therapy
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Depression
  • Marriage Break-Up
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress


  • Medical School
    Texas Woman's University

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Southwest Family Institute

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Services

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

    Graduated in 1978

  • Other Education
    Emotionally Focused Coupl's Therapy

    Completed in 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Hebrew

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  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Group Counseling
  • Health Psychology
  • Individual Counseling
  • Postpartum Coaching
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Women's Health Psychology

Procedures Performed

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Psychological Testing
  • Stress Management