Stephanie Goldsmith, Ph.D. (she/her)
Stephanie Goldsmith, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California (PSY #26766) and she is the is the Owner and Clinical Director at Goldsmith Psychological Services. While Dr. Goldsmith enjoys working with a variety of issues and concerns, some of her specialty areas include trauma, dissociation, interpersonal relationships and communication, eating disorders and body image concerns, self-harm behaviors, identity development, LGBTQI issues, and whole person care. She works with individuals, couples, and families. Her therapeutic style is collaborative and treatment is tailored to the specific needs of each client. She is a certified Gestalt therapist which means her work emphasizes an individual's unique experience, a focus on the present, the environment, and the therapeutic relationship. Although Gestalt is Dr. Goldsmith's specialty, she is also trained in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS; "Parts" work) all of which inform her care. Dr. Goldsmith is also trained in EMDR trauma therapy and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Dr. Goldsmith received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Loma Linda University (APA accredited) in 2013. She completed her doctoral internship at the University of California, Santa Cruz's Counseling and Psychological Services (APA accredited) and her post-doctoral training was completed at the University of La Verne's Counseling and Psychological Services. She also trained under the mentorship of Todd Burley, Ph.D. and Kholud Helou, Psy.D., MFT as a psychological assistant. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Loma Linda University in 2009 and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English Literature from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2006.
In addition to her work in private practice, Dr. Goldsmith is an Associate Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University. Dr. Goldsmith is also Faculty Co-Chair at Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles in the ongoing Gestalt theory and therapy training program.
Clinical Hours: 11:00am to 5:00pm M-Th