Barton Goldsmith Ph.D.

Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D., LMFT is a Licensed Psychotherapist who also works in the media and entertainment industries. He is the author of 7 books, a keynote speaker, and an internationally syndicated columnist. Since 2002, his newspaper column, currently featured in The Santa Barbara News-Press and The Chicago Tribune, has also run in over 400 other publications including The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Time, and Cosmopolitan.

Dr. Goldsmith also produced, wrote and hosted a weekly radio show on the NPR affiliate KCLU, with nearly 90,000 listeners from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara where he interviewed hundreds of Influencers in the fields of psychology and entertainment. He has appeared on national talk and news shows, most recently CBS Sunday Morning, as well as many, many radio talk shows. He is a national voting member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In addition, he has authored six books including Emotional Fitness for Couples: 10 Minutes a Day to a Better Relationship and Emotional Fitness for Intimacy: Sweeten and Deepen Your Love in Just 10 Minutes a Day, as well as The Happy Couple: How to Make Happiness a Habit One Little Loving Thing at a Time; Emotional Fitness at Work: 6 Strategic Steps to Success Using the Power of Emotion; and 100 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence – Believe in Yourself and Others Will Too. He was co-author of 100 Ways to Overcome Shyness.

Dr. Goldsmith received recognition from the city of Los Angeles for his work with survivors of the 1994 earthquake. He also received the Peter Markin Merit Award from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists for his humanitarian efforts.  He is also a 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, which also inducted him into its Hall of Fame.

He continues to work with individuals, couples and families to help them create balanced and fulfilling lives. 

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Emotional Fitness

"In his blog, Barton Goldsmith has done something unique. He has assembled a remarkable list of ideas and exercises for couples that will actually work. And he has done it without the befuddlement of theory, yet every post exhibits a theory of change. It’s simple. What would make marriage work for everyone is not rocket science. It is commonsense. Not a single suggestion or exercise is exotic or complicated or requires a college degree. All of them ring of commonsense. The only way a couple could fail is to not do the work." —Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

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