Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. is known widely in both the psychoanalytic and holistic health communities. Her first spa, La Casa Resort Spa, established in 1986 in the Puerto Rican rain forest, was one of the earliest spas in this country. As a result of her prescience, Dr. Goldberg is recognized as being a leader in the spa industry, continuously in the forefront of advances in holistic health.
In order to make her work accessible to more people, Dr. Goldberg was persuaded by her resort guests to open a NYC facility. In 1993 Dr. Goldberg opened La Casa Day Spa in the flatiron district of NYC. La Casa Day Spa is no ordinary spa. As well as traditional treatments such as massages, body wraps and facials, it emphasizes detoxification. It promotes the notion that the integrity of the colon is essential to health, and provides services for colon detoxification. As well, it brings elements of the ocean to its urban location by housing a floatation chamber. Dr Goldberg has developed and trademarked an innovative treatment of underwater massage in the floatation chamber, called flossage.
In 2000, Dr. Goldberg was invited by the Board of Directors of the 92nd Street Y in New York City to continue her important work at their facility. In April, 2001, she opened InSPArations, the day spa at the 92nd Street Y. There, the coherent organizing principle of both therapies and products is 5 elements healing. As well, ever at the forefront of effective therapies, Dr. Goldberg developed and trademarked yet another treatment. Cellusage is an effective treatment for cellulite, and incorporates techniques of myofascial release, deep tissue massage, exfoliation and wrapping.
Dr. Goldberg’s spas have attracted such diverse celebrities as Julia Roberts, Debra Winger, Marla Maples, Michael Flatley and Judd Hirsch, as well as several notable sports figures.
As well as being involved in the spa industry, Dr. Goldberg is a practicing psychoanalyst and writer. As a psychoanalyst, she has served and continues to serve on several faculties, including the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, The Institute for the Study of Violence, Greenwich University and City University of New York. Dr. Goldberg has specialized in working with cancer patients and has successfully integrated her psychoanalytic work with the field of holistic health. She has worked with many cancer patients who have defied the odds and attribute their cure to their work with her.
As one of the most prolific living writers in the field of psychoanalysis, Jane G. Goldberg Ph.D. has authored six books: The Dark Side of Love, (Tarcher/Putnam, 1993, 1994 PB); Deceits of the Mind (and their effects on the body), (Transaction Publishers, 1991); Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Cancer Patients, (Free Press, 1981, 1991 PB by Transaction Pub.), InSPArations: If You Can Do it at a Spa, You Can Do it at Home (InSPArations Inc, New York, New York, 2006), Princess Diana: Modern-Day Moon-Goddess – A Psychoanalytical and Mythological Look at Diana Spencer’s Life, Marriage and Death (Sea Raven Press, 2008) and Because People are Dying: The Story of a Rock, an Apple and Cancer (Sea Raven Press; Spring Hill, Tennessee, 2009). 2014 will see the long-awaited release of The Inner Lives of Mothers (And Every Daughter’s Search For a Separate Self).
Dr. Goldberg is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities in the fields of psychological oncology and mind/body health. As such, she is a frequent speaker at conventions and conferences nation-wide, both professional and lay. As well, she has published numerous scholarly articles. She is consulted and quoted often by popular magazines and newspapers as an “expert” on relationships and mind/body health, including such diverse publications as The New York Times Magazine, New York Observer, Crain’s, Daily News, Vegetarian Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, Self, Cancer Forum, Women’s Wear Daily, Natural Living, Delicious, The Times Picayune, The Mainliner, Greater Washington Senior Beacon, Weight Watchers, Bride, First for Women and dozens others.
Dr. Goldberg has made appearances on many notable talk television shows, including The Donahue Show, Sally Jesse Raphael, Jane Whitney, Rikki Lake, the Maury Povich Show, the Morton Downy Show, Maureen O’Boyle and more. She was such a popular guest that she is still called to make appearances and has appeared several times on most shows. In addition, she has been interviewed on both radio and television news shows across the nation, including National Public Radio.
In 1994, Dr. Goldberg was named “Most Admired Woman of the Decade” by the American Biographical Institute. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who of Women, International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in American Writers, International Who’s Who in Medicine.