David Goldwerd (He/Him/His)


Welcome to Heart of Wisdom Counseling and Psychological Services! My name is David Goldwerd, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Glastonbury, CT

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group

About My Clients

I specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, such as excoriation (Skin Picking or Dermatillomania) and Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder). I also have a great deal of experience in providing treatment for Specific Phobias, Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder. Living with these disorders can be crippling. I have years of experience working with my clients in helping them live a better, more fulfilling life aligned with their values.

My Background and Approach

I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help you make value-based changes in how you feel by modifying problematic thinking patterns and maladaptive behaviors. I also utilize Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) to help you face your fears, which breaks the obsessive-compulsive cycle. As a team, you will gradually confront your unwanted intrusive thoughts, worries and/or unpleasant physiological sensations through exposures. After repeated exposures, you will learn that expected outcome is unlikely to occur and/or is much more tolerable than anticipated. This newfound knowledge leads to wisdom, combined with the experience of resilience and emotional agility.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have dealt with crippling anxiety for a good portion of my life, and I find joy in helping others obtain a sense of contentment. I will be by your side every step of the way to ensure you have a positive, successful journey! Choose to embrace discomfort! Be present and aware! Let’s unlock your inner wisdom together!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Anthem
  • Medicaid
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 225/session


860-288-7041 Email David
41C New London Turnpike
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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