Stephanie Goldsmith, Ph.D.
Stephanie Goldsmith, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California (PSY #26766). While Dr. Goldsmith enjoys working with a variety of issues and concerns, some of her specialty areas include interpersonal relationships and communication, eating disorders and body image concerns, trauma, self-harm behaviors, identity development, LGBTQI issues, and whole person care. 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 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Psychodynamic approaches 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 adjunct faculty member at Loma Linda University and the University of La Verne where she is a professor in both universities' graduate psychology programs. Dr. Goldsmith has also been a group therapist in the Intensive Outpatient Program for eating disorders at Pacifica Recovery