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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, syndicated by Tribune Media, is featured in The New York Daily News and The Chicago Tribune and has 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 100,000 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.

His books include 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. His most recent title is Visualization For Success - 75 Psychological Empowerment Exercises To Get You What You Want In Life which was released on May 5th of 2020 by Callisto Media.

Dr. G 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. Goldsmith 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. Dr. Goldsmith was a National Merit Scholar and a Professor of Psychology at Ryokan College, Los Angeles.

Dr. Goldsmith connects with audiences worldwide with his energetic, uplifting and fun communication style. Not a button-down shrink, he has a unique ability to inspire and entertain which leaves his readers, viewers, and listeners always wanting more. “Dr. G” began working in the field of psychology when his career in professional basketball was cut short because he only grew to five-foot six-inches tall.

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

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