About Dr. Goldenberg

Dr. Goldenberg established PHS with one mission: Provide professional working adults, many of whom work in safety sensitive positions, access to the highest level of evaluation and treatment for mental health conditions and addiction.

The core of the services offered by Dr. Goldenberg are customized evaluations (to make an accurate diagnoses) evidence-based psychiatry and addiction treatment and cutting edge educational programing).


PHS is exclusively offered by Dr. Matthew Goldenberg in his private practice in Santa Monica, CA. For those who need a higher level of care, Dr. Goldenberg also offers consultations and referrals to nationally recognized IOP/PHP and Residential treatment programs, where patients can receive treatment in discrete and confidential settings. 


Dr. Goldenberg also has access to the best referrals in Los Angeles, including all levels of care, top therapists and experienced employment attorneys (when needed).


As a patient of Dr. Goldenberg, no detail is overlooked to help you return to work, love and play at your fullest potential and at with the highest quality of life. Stigma and fear of losing one's career and prestige very often serve as a barrier to seeking help. However, those who do seek care from Dr. Goldenberg consistently see improved outcomes for themselves and their patients/clients/customers. 

Dr. Goldenberg, an Addiction Psychiatrist, established PHS to help professionals in safety sensitive roles (like healthcare providers and pilots) and other professionals break through the fear and stigma of seeking help, so that they can improve their lives and maintain their careers.

"I am to provides the best evidenced-based care, which has been established from the valuable lessons we have learned treating physicians with addiction and mental illness over the past several decades. There is tremendous amounts of data and research showing that treatment of physicians and pilots is much more effective than the care usually available to the general public.


This treatment philosophy includes thorough evaluations, comprehensive treatment and on going monitoring with top quality aftercare. My goal is to make this highest level of care, which is traditionally available only to physicians, accessible to professionals from every industry."

- Dr. Goldenberg 

Matthew Goldenberg D.O. 
Board Certified:
Addiction Psychiatry  

Matthew Goldenberg D.O. is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). Dr. Goldenberg is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders and is an addiction specialist for adults in his private practice in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Goldenberg is a trusted aviation and HIMS trained psychiatrist and has extensive clinical and academic experience evaluating and treating healthcare providers. 

Dr. Goldenberg provides addiction psychiatry consultations to some of the nation’s top residential and outpatient treatment programs in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Goldenberg is experienced in the evaluation and treatment of professionals working in safety sensitive positions, including physicians and other healthcare providers and is an FAA HIMS trained psychiatrist who provides evaluations for pilots and air traffic controllers who require mental health and/or substance related evaluations for the FAA.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Goldenberg is an active author, researcher and invited speaker at local and national conferences. He also volunteers his time as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Goldenberg is the current Chair of California Public Protection and Physician Health (CPPPH). 
Dr. Goldenberg completed an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship through UCLA, in Los Angeles, California, and Psychiatry Residency at Banner University Medical Center of the University of Arizona, in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Goldenberg completed medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is a native of Los Angeles. 

Dr. Goldenberg's patients regard him as caring and knowledgeable. His evaluations reveal that his bedside manner and non-judgmental style put his patients at ease. Dr. Goldenberg takes the time to educate his patients and works with them to develop an individualize plan to help achieve their goals. 

Dr. Goldenberg utilizes a wholistic treatment philosophy that encompasses all of the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of his patients' lives. He has a warm, non-judgemental, non-shaming bedside manner and collaborates well with therapists and other providers when sharing a case. Dr. Goldenberg's goal is to assist each of his patients achieve their goals, lasting recovery and obtain optimal mental health and wellness. 


“I was skeptical that anything would help me get back to flying and get my career. Dr. Goldenberg was caring and took the time from the first phone call to help me get through the HIMS Psychiatric Evaluation. I had called around but he was the most caring and took the most time to help me understand the process, even before I came to his office. I recently received my SI and am gearing up to get back to work. ”

​​TC, Pilot, Completed HIM Evaluation 

“After several relapses and a DUI a friend recommended Dr. Goldenberg. I called and was able to get in to see him the same week. After his evaluation, he recommended a residential treatment program for professionals. In the past, I had been to programs with teenagers and never felt a connection. Without Dr. Goldenberg I would have likely continued to drink and lost my license. I have been in solid recovery for a little over a year and continue to check in with Dr. Goldenberg every couple of months. I cannot thank him enough.”
BD, Physician, Current Patient 

“I came to Dr. Goldenberg because my anxiety was causing me to freeze up at work. I was having panic attacks on a regular basis and started drinking to stop them. After losing one job, and almost losing a second, my therapist recommended Dr. Goldenberg because she said he will listen to you and work with you to come up with a plan together. I had been to several shrinks in the past and Dr. Goldenberg was nothing like them, he treated me like a real person. Now that my anxiety is under control I stopped self medicating with booze and I have lost almost 20 pounds. I had to move for my job otherwise I would still be seeing Dr. G. He is the best!”

PS, Pharmacist, Former Patient

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2) Yelp 

If you would like more information about becoming a patient of Dr. Goldenberg, please contact us or book a free confidential and anonymous 10 minute phone consultation at a time that is most convenient for you.