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Lydia Z. Golub, Ph.D.



I learned the power of community, culture, and family growing up in Windsor, Connecticut straddling two cultures: the largely multi-generational American community of my public school and the community of Ukrainian immigrants and their families with whom I was actively involved.  I learned two languages, two cultures, and two different perspectives on History as I tried to figure out, like so many others, what it really means to be an American.

I pursued my interest in interpersonal relationships and culture studying Psychology in college and graduate school, and post-doctoral training in Family Therapy.  I settled in Montclair, NJ with my family where we enjoy the diverse community in which we live.  In my work as a therapist, I strive to establish a safe and accepting place for people of all cultural diversities to explore their difficulties, and to provide the most effective and efficient treatment.



  • Supervising Psychologist for Doctoral Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • Staff Psychologist at Generations Counseling and Care Management (treatment of older adults and their families)

  • Staff Psychologist, Rutgers Medical Center

  • Staff Psychologist, The Youth Center of South Orange and Maplewood (Community Mental Health Center),

  • Assistant Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Montclair State University

  • Invited speaker at numerous educational and community settings

Extensive Training in:

CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy and the treatment of OCD, Anxiety, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Suicide Prevention, sexual issues, sleep disorders, addictions, ADHD, Autism-Spectrum Disorder, LGBTQ+, cultural, and immigration issues.


  • BA with Honors in Psychology, University of Rochester (1987)

  • MA in Psychology, Long Island University (1989)

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University (1995)

  • Internship: Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, NJ

  • Post Graduate Training: Intensive 2-Year Training, Multicultural Family Institute, Highland Park, NJ (2006-2008)


  • American Psychological Association

  • New Jersey Psychological Association

  • International OCD Association

  • New Jersey Associate of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists

  • Ukrainian Medical Association

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