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About Dr Barton Goldsmith

Dr. Barton Goldsmith is a Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy as well as Substance Abuse Counseling, and maintains a private practice in Westlake Village, California.

With over 25 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, Dr. Goldsmith specializing in Positive Psychology and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are Couples Counseling, Depression & Anxiety Issues, Alcohol and Drug related problems as well as Personal Growth Counseling.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dr. Goldsmith has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of "Emotional Fitness", "Facing Adversity", "Overcoming Your Fears" and has been interviewed by the national press and media such as Cosmopolitian Magazine, Men's Health, Women's Health, Shape, Fitness, The Knot, Essence, Red Book.

Dr. Goldsmith is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Honored by several professional associations, Dr. Barton Goldsmith is a multi-award winning psychotherapist, a syndicated columnist and media commentator, as well as a recognized keynote speaker.

Awards & Recognition
Dr. Goldsmith received recognition from the City of Los Angeles for his work with survivors of the 1994 earthquake. Emotional Fitness was the winner of the Clark Vincent Award for Writing from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In addition, Dr. G received the Peter Markin Merit Award from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists for his humanitarian efforts. He has also been named as the recipient of the Joseph A. Giannantoino II Award in recognition of his contributions as an Outstanding Educator in the field of Addiction Medicine, given by The California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Counselors, who also inducted him into The CAADAC Hall of Fame on October 1, 2011. Dr. Goldsmith was a National Merit Scholar and a Professor of Psychology at Ryokan College, Los Angeles.



Dr. Goldsmith with dog Interviews and Publications
He has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CBS News, NBC News, Beauty and The Geek, The Ricki Lake Show and The Mancow Muller Show.

Dr. Goldsmith was named by Cosmopolitan Magazine and in the book The Complete Marriage Counselor (Adams, 2010) as one of America’s top therapists. He was also one of 12 authors who inspired, was sited and quoted in bestselling author Alisa Bowman’s new book Project: Happily Ever After.Dr. Goldsmith's own books; Emotional Fitness for Couples – 10 Minutes a Day to a Better Relationship which was published by New Harbinger on Valentine’s Day 2006, and the sequel, Emotional Fitness for Intimacy - Sweeten and Deepen Your Love in Just 10 Minutes a Day released by New Harbinger in April '09. Dr. Goldsmith also published Emotional Fitness at Work – 6 Strategic Steps to Success Using the Power of Emotion, the third in the Emotional Fitness book series, that was released in September ’09 by Career Press, who also published 100 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence – Believe in Yourself and Others Will Too in May of 2010. His next book, The Happy Couple, another New Harbinger publication will be on the market November 2013.

Since 2002, his weekly column, Emotional Fitness, which is syndicated by Scripps Howard News Service, and has been featured in over 200 newspapers including The Chicago Sun-Times, The Orange County Register, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and The Atlanta Journal, giving him a substantial readership. “Dr. G” also hosted a weekly radio show on NPR affiliate KCLU, with nearly 90,000 listeners from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. He has been interviewed on numerous TV/Radio shows and for many publications; his expert advice is regularly featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine and he is also a top blogger for Psychology Today, his Emotional Fitness blog was #8 for 2010 and #5 for 2011. Dr. Barton also served as the national spokesperson for the Mars Candy My M&M's Treasured Moments Challenge, and is currently the national spokesperson for the SunTender Pre-Marital Mentoring Program.




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