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Dr. Carole, a therapist providing care for your mental wellbeing.

Carole Goguen, PsyD

Hello, I'm Dr. Carole and I want to share my journey with you.

In my early 20s, I grappled with a sense of not belonging in the world. I explored various career paths including entertainment, business, real estate, and tech, doing well yet I always felt like something was missing. The constant search left me feeling lost and insecure and I eventually spiraled into anxiety and depression. Every setback seemed like a personal failure, causing immense distress.

I immersed myself in self-help literature, but it became evident that I couldn't navigate this journey alone. That's when I decided to seek therapy, a life-changing choice. Therapy opened my eyes to a more realistic perspective of myself and the world. I learned the importance of self-compassion and gradually transformed into a confident, independent individual.

Psychotherapy's transformative power liberated me from the constant battle with self-doubt, depression, and anxiety. It enabled me to discover my true passion – helping others lead more fulfilling lives.


I earned my Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from Pepperdine University which is an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited program. I gained invaluable clinical training and experience in various clinical settings including a rape treatment center providing therapy to sexual assault survivors and their partners, a residential substance abuse treatment program clinically assisting the residents learn the tools necessary for their journey to sobriety, and a community outpatient clinic treating people with a variety of complex mental health needs. I completed a full-time year long predoctoral APA-accredited internship at Patton State Hospital, a forensic psychiatric hospital providing psychological assessment and psychotherapy to individuals with severe mental illness who were deemed by the courts as not guilty by reason of insanity or incompetent to stand trial.  


After completing my training, I spent my early career as the Associate Director for Research and Education at the Executive Division of National Center for PTSD in Vermont. I returned to Los Angeles to serve as a Staff Psychologist at the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System providing care to military veterans suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bipolar Disorder, and Psychotic Disorders. While there, I provided education and supervision to students obtaining clinical training and interns completing our APA accredited pre-doctoral program. 

Founding Night Owl Psychotherapy  


I established Night Owl Psychotherapy to channel my passion into action. I specialize in providing care for those struggling with Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, OCD, Depression, and Stress  within a personalized evidence based and client-centered approach. I utilize several Cognitive Behavioral Therapies including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Exposure with Response Prevention, Prolonged Exposure, and Habit Reversal Training therapy. I also incorporate Interpersonal Therapy to address the relationship issues that impact my individual client's mental wellness. My clients come from ethnically diverse backgrounds and all walks of life including technology professionals, healthcare workers, military veterans, homemakers, entertainment industry professionals, creatives, and the LGBTQ+ community. I get excited by my clients' progress and find true meaning and fulfillment in their growth.


Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about me. 

If you have any questions about myself or my practice,

please don't hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to learning about you.

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