Matthew Goldenberg, D.O.Matthew Goldenberg D.O. is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). He is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders and is an addiction specialist for adults in his private practice in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Goldenberg also provides addiction psychiatry consultations to some of the nation’s top residential and outpatient treatment programs in the Los Angeles area and is experienced in the evaluation and treatment of professionals working in safety-sensitive positions. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Goldenberg is an active author, researcher and invited speaker at local and national conferences. He also volunteers his time as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
For those in early recovery, staying sober can be hard. Former drinking buddies (the people), old haunts (the places) and old habits like using alcohol and/or drugs to escape, cope or provide reward (the things) can be hard to shake without a plan...
I hope you will share this message: Depression is a disease like any other. The knowledge in this series of posts should empower you and give you hope. If you or a loved one suffers from depression, please share my message and seek treatment.
When looking for a psychiatrist, you can choose between in-network & out-of-network providers. An in-network psychiatrist is often the default choice, including out-of-network psychiatrists can help expand your search & chances of getting the help you need
Many patients assume it will be easier and less expensive to see an in-network psychiatrist, but quickly learned that’s often not the case. If you’re looking for a psychiatrist, here are some reasons not limiting your search to your insurance network.
Many of those who suffer from addiction, including nearly 20% of all alcoholics, do not fit the stereotypical image of an addict — they are able to maintain their job, they may have spouses and children, and often enjoy busy social lives.