Dr. Goldfarb takes a non-judgmental, compassionate and individualized approach to each of her patients based on his or her specific needs. Treatment plans may include psychodynamic psychotherapy, harm-reduction, relapse prevention, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness practice, 12-step support, motivational interviewing, supportive psychotherapy and pharmacology. Where appropriate, Dr. Goldfarb administers monthly injections of Vivitrol (naltrexone) and prescribes Suboxone (buprenorphine), as well as other medications that are helpful to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Dr. Goldfarb believes that network therapy is often helpful, and will ask that the patient’s family and/or close friends join in the therapeutic process to form a support network when appropriate. She also provides initial consultations to help concerned family members or friends understand the best approach to addressing substance abuse and self-destructive behavior in their “identified patient.” Dr. Goldfarb works with family members by using the techniques of CRAFT, community reinforcement and family training to improve communication with and assist him or her on the path to change.