January 01, 2008


Services and Programming

Individual Counseling:  We provide women-centered psychotherapeutic services to individuals and groups working from an integrative psychodynamic perspective. We are also available for clinical supervision, consultation to agencies and organizations, as well as customized workshops and lectures.  

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Our Areas of Expertise and Focus:
•relationship concerns
•anxiety and depression
•sexuality and gender identity
•physical, sexual and emotional trauma
•reproductive mental health - termination, infertility, pregnancy related complications
•prenatal and postpartum mood disorder
•loss and grief counseling
•stress management
•chronic medical conditions
•career/life balance
•body image and eating disorders
•addiction and harm reduction
•life transitions - college, new careers, relationships, pregnancy, “coming out,” relocation, marriage, divorce and retirement

*Half-hour consultations in person or by phone are available without charge to assess if our services are the right fit for you and if you feel that our services will be able to assist you.

*Hours of availability and fees can be discussed at time of scheduling appointment.

*Office Location
349 W. Lancaster Ave, Suite 103
Haverford, PA 19104

*Please call us for more information or to schedule an appointment at 610-930-3025. 

Support Groups:
In development, check back for updates.

In development, check back for updates.

Presentations about the Women's Collaborative Circle available for organizations, community centers, non-profit agencies and businesses to promote collaboration of a shared mission to have women's voices heard.

Integrative Programs:
Programs include mindfulness-based stress reduction, arts in the local community, social and professional netwoking, mind-body development, etc.

An Open Informal Space:
A space for consciousness-raising, social organizing and gathering, or just a place to relax, have a cup of tea, and connect with others.

Lending Library:
Library including resources addressing the physical, mental, sexual, intellectual, spiritual, and political needs of women, both locally and globally.

More specific details to follow! Please check back for updates.

Contact Information

With your creativity, passion and questions.

Carly Goldberg MSW,LCSW - Founding Collaborator
mail: P.O. Box 264 Ardmore, PA 19003
phone: 610-930-3025
email: info@womenscollaborativecircle.org

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Upcoming Events

Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Workers
Coffee & Conversation Series

Carly Goldberg MSW, LCSW to present:
Rethinking the Therapeutic Milieu: Feminist Theory and Its Implications for Social Work Practice

When: June 5, 2010
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: TBD (Center City Philadelphia)
CEU's Available

Program Description

Both the first and second wave feminist movements had an impact on the history and development of social work practice. Today, however, there is little writing and opportunity for discussion about the impact of contemporary feminist theory on 21st century social work practice and scholarship. This program is designed to offer social workers an opportunity to gain an awareness and understanding of feminist theory in the context of social work practice. In doing so, this program will utilize the model of a developing non-profit organization and center for women, the Women’s Collaborative Circle, to discuss how gender-conscious services and programming can support not only the holistic needs of women today but support social workers’ professional growth and the impact of their work with clients. This interactive workshop encourages participants to bring case examples to be discussed that would benefit from exploration from a gender-conscious perspective. Handouts and educational materials will be provided.

Clinical Objectives

1. Gain basic awareness and understanding of feminist theory in the context of social work practice using the WCC as a model.

2. Discuss how gender-conscious services and programming can support social workers’ professional growth and work with clients.

3. Evaluate your current professional needs for expanding the work with your clients from a gender-conscious perspective.

**** For more information please visit the PSCSW website or contact carly@womenscollaborativecircle.org. ****


Girl Power 100 - A Spa Day for the Mind

Fundraiser for the Women's Center of Montgomery County

Sunday March 21, 2010
9am -1pm

Villanova Conference Center
601 County Line Road
Radnor, PA 19087

Power Talk: What Your Voice-Mail Messages Reveal About The Mother/Daughter Relationship; A Mother/Adult Daughter Workshop on Improving Communications.

Presenters: Carole Landis, LCSW, CPC & Carly Goldberg, MSW, LCSW

Description: This is a fun, lively and interactive session for mothers, adult daughters, or mothers and daughters attending together. This program introduces core concepts and skills that can improve communication between mothers and daughters, as they learn to better understand one another from the perspective of the other. Both mothers and daughters will gain valuable insights about how they can improve both listening and talking between each other.
For more information contact Carly Goldberg at carly@womenscollaborativecircle.org or visit Girl Power 100 website.


Carly Goldberg MSW, LCSW will be presenting a workshop at the annual Living Well with Lupus Symposium.

Date: October 3, 2009
Time: 8:00am-3:00pm
Location: ACE Conference Center, 800 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA
Workshop: Understanding the Psychological and Social Implications of Living with Lupus.
Who: It is open to the public and for anyone living with Lupus and their loves ones.
For more information, please visit the Lupus Foundation of America Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter Wesbite here or contact the WCC for more information.

Women and Power Conference September 11-13, 2009

Omega Institute

Please visit http://www.eomega.org/ for more details, or click on the picture to the left.


"One Night Only"

It’s back and better than ever! Join us for a fabulous party!

Friday, October 27 – 10 pm Luxe Home (1308 Chestnut Street)

Admission to this amazing night out includes an open bar with vodka cocktails and wine (courtesy of Finlandia and Little Black Dress Wines), fabulous food from Peachtree & Ward Catering, music by DJ Abby Klein and raffle items galore.

Tickets are $35 if you’re under 35 and $75 if you’re 35 or over.

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! Don’t miss the One Night Only Raffle featuring three grand prizes:
a Luxe Home package that includes a sofa valued at $2,500 and design consultation session
a get-away package tht includes a two-nigh stay - and dinner - at the Hotel Du Village in charming New Hope, PA
A Moore Brothers Wine Company "Tutored Tasting" for 24-36 persons to be held in the purchaser's home or other suitable location.
Grand prize raffle tickets are available in advance. Purchasers need not be present to win!
We will have lots of other prizes available, including tickets for sporting events, amazing merchandise and personal services. Tickets for these prizes will be available at the event.
Please be sure to join us for a night of fabulous fun in a terrific venue. You and your friends won't want to miss it!
To register online, click here.
For more information, or to register by phone, call WMF at 215.564.4070.

International Council on Women's Health Issues
2010 ICOWHI Congress April 7-10, 2010
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We invite you to join us at ICOWHI’s 18th Congress entitled, "Cities and Women’s Health: Global Perspectives," at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA in April 2010!

Please visit http://www.icowhi.org/ for more information.

Please continue to check back for updated events!

How Do I Get Involved?

Be a Collaborator!

Share your voice and collaborate in the development of the WCC.


Your skills
-The development and organization of the WCC is looking for professional and volunteer women to offer ideas for services and programming to our online and local community.
-Are you a dance therapist, musician, artist, social worker, psychologist, stay-at-home mom, teacher, business woman, etc. who is looking to share your ideas for empowering others? Then contact us! info@womenscollaborativecircle.org

Your creativity and passion
-The development of the WCC is dependent on your voice! Tell us what you are looking to learn about yourself and how can we help your growth.
-We are looking for people to suggest topics and infromation to be published and shared on the blog and in our community.

Advisory board
-An advisory board has been formed.  We are always looking for new members interested in participating in various committeesto facilitate the development of the WCC.
-We are looking for individuals passionate about the empowerment and education of women and girls and would love to have your voice heard.

-Donations are always welcome! At this time donations will help with start-up costs for the organization such as marketing, cost of renting office/group/workshop space, materials needed for workshops, etc.
-At this time the WCC does not have its non-profit status. Donations are not tax-exempt, however all donations go into the operating costs for services and programming.

Keep coming back for updates and information!

{Artwork by Paula Cox; please click on pictures for more information http://www.paulacoxart.com/.}

About Us

The WCC was created as a new model of women’s self care. It is an organization and (future) free-standing center that contributes to the well-being and empowerment of women. It provides women a safe, nurturing, and exciting environment to receive support, exchange information, and through personal and collective empowerment, create change.

The WCC was founded in the spirit of several social and political movements that recognize that women have great strength, inner resources, power, and wisdom to generate growth for themselves and others. The WCC was especially inspired by the feminist consciousness-raising movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and informed by the holistic needs of women today. The consciousness-raising movement began with the recognition among women that they were disconnected from one another and needed to reconnect and share their common experiences. Through consciousness-raising groups in individuals' living rooms, women began to recognize that they were not alone in their experiences and that what they believed to be “individual” challenges were often shared among the group.

Today many women still hold this belief. Therefore creating a space that is open to women of all ages, races, ethnicities, sexual identities, religions, and social and economic backgrounds is necessary for sharing the journey of womanhood and the process of personal and collective freedom and awakening.

Goals of the WCC
- Create an online space that is for women, by women, and about women--a safe space for women to feel empowered to speak our minds and have our voices heard!
- Make the space a place for women to share what is on our minds, ask questions, and receive information without feeling censored, embarrassed, alone, shameful, uneducated, fearful, wrong, dirty, bad, stupid, or vulnerable.
- Share our thoughts, life experiences, challenges, beliefs, and information to facilitate our own personal growth as well as the growth of other women.
- Raise consciousness and awareness about women’s physical, emotional, sexual, intellectual, and spiritual well being.
- Provide resources to connect women to our selves, each other, and the larger community.
- Create a physical space (a free-standing center) dedicated to supporting women's voices!

About Carly Goldberg MSW, LCSW – Founding Collaborator/Director

Carly Goldberg holds a masters degree in social work from New York University and is currently a doctoral candidate in the DSW program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. As a licensed clinical social worker, Carly provides individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and workshops in the greater Philadelphia region.

Carly has over ten years’ experience providing long-term, short-term, and crisis-oriented counseling; group therapy; and case management services in diverse, multicultural settings. Throughout her career she has served mental health, psychiatric, drug and alcohol, medical, HIV/AIDS, and end-of-life populations, as well as victims of abuse and survivors of trauma. Her current areas of specialization and interest focus on working with women on preventive self-care, post-partum mood disorders, trauma and abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, parenting concerns, LGBT sexual/gender identity exploration, grief and loss, and life transitions.

Carly practices from an integrative theoretical orientation, offering psychodynamic, feminist, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness meditation-based, supportive, and relational therapies.

Carly’s primary clinical interest is in providing psychotherapy to young adult and adult women from an integrative feminist perspective. As a women-centered therapist and social worker, Carly works to ensure women’s voices are heard and supported. Carly is available for consultations, and to offer individual and group psychotherapy, as well as customized workshops.