The Summer Health Fee is $109 and provides access to UHS’s usual services May 19 – August 31, 2019.
Dick Goldberg, MSSW
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 considers his therapeutic style an eclectic one. “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. In addition to individual counseling, Goldberg leads group therapy sessions focused on social skills and dating. “The goal of the group is to learn to be more comfortable relating to and engaging with other people.”
Alongside a staff of engaged and likeminded coworkers, Goldberg enjoys working with the student population. Goldberg notes how universal mental health is, and that challenges are a common part of life and impact people of all ages. “Therapy is the talking cure,” says Goldberg. “And college students are pretty good at talking.”
In his spare time, Goldberg enjoys playing jazz guitar and jokingly describes himself as an “okay golf player.”