Credentials: LCSW, MBA
Position title: Mental Health Services Counselor (Volunteer)
- BS, University of Pennsylvania
- MBA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- MSSW, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dick Goldberg is a connoisseur of sociality. He began his career in business entrepreneurship, and after learning that two-thirds of individuals living alone in apartments did not know any of their neighbors, he designed apartments aimed to facilitate social interaction among residents. When he returned to school, this became the subject of his MSSW thesis. He has been working in the field of mental health ever since.
Goldberg joined the UHS team in 1985, and he counsels individuals and couples. His approach is eclectic. “No one technique fits everybody,” says Goldberg. With a direct and comfortable disposition, Goldberg strives to create a space where students feel both accepted and motivated to grow. He also has special interest and experience in helping clients with social phobia or shyness be more comfortable in conversation.
Alongside a staff of engaged and like-minded coworkers, Goldberg enjoys working with the student population. “Therapy is the talking cure,” says Goldberg. “And college students are pretty good at talking.”
Additionally, Dick hosts a podcast called “Insights with Dick Goldberg,” which covers topics related to counseling issues, sexuality, relationships, and much more. The podcast can be found at: www.dickgoldbergradio.com
In his spare time, Goldberg enjoys playing jazz guitar and jokingly describes himself as an “okay golf player.”