Therapist Profile

Name:
Patricia Sturdy Goldsmith, PhD
Professional Title:
Location:
1314 Westwood Blvd Ste 206 Los Angeles, CA 90024-4928
Phone:
(310) 474-2139
License Number
LMFT36409
Practicing Since:
1995
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Patricia Sturdy Goldsmith, MBA, PhD, works from psychodynamic, intersubjective and family systems perspectives to assist clients feel cohesive and vitalized. Dr. Goldsmith works effectively with complex trauma, abuse, and stress issues creating the clinical issues of PTSD, dissociative disorders, anxiety and major depression. <p> Dr. Goldsmith earned a Ph.D. in Family and Family Therapy from the California Graduate Institute, an M.B.A. in strategic planning from UCLA, and a B.A. in government from Cornell University. Both her thirty five years as a management consultant and her clinical experience help her provide interventions for the workplace. Her doctoral dissertation focused on treatment for multigenerational families in business together-now an area of special expertise. <p> Dr. Goldsmith is currently a candidate for a Psy.D. at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Working in Westwood, she works with many UCLA employees.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Mondays through Fridays, including some evenings
Services
Individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Experienced in dealing with anxiety, depression, crises and trauma. Especially experienced counseling those people with financial and career challenges. Knowledgable about military experiences and their aftermath. Dr. Goldsmith has extensive multicultural experience and 70% of her practice has consisted of ethnically diverse clients.
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, College Health IPA, Magellan, MHN, Private Pay, PPO, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. M.B.A. in strategic planning. B.A. in government. Psy.D. candidate in contemporary psychoanalysis

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Psychoanalysis
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive
Control Mastery
Developmental/Depth
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Intersubjective
Object Relations
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Psychology
Satir
Self Psychology
Systems
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Hypnosis
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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