Dr. Goldsmith was interviewed by KSL Radio regarding what to tell people who say this has been the worst year ever. He stated that thinking positively is critical. Thus, he encourages families to think of it as a challenging year. One in which we learned a lot about ourselves and our capacity...

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Dr. Goldsmith was interviewed on Channel 4 about the emotional impact of witnessing domestic violence. He is an expert on the treatment of trauma in children. If you are concerned that your child has experienced a traumatic experience give Dr. Goldsmith a call. He can help!

Parents are wondering what time their child should go to bed now that school has started. Most children need about 10 hours of sleep a night. If they wake up tired in the morning then you should consider increasing their sleep time by an additional 15-30 minutes. Sleep is critical for academic...

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Is your child afraid of going to school? Children with slow-to-warm temperaments are children who are slow to adjust to new surroundings. It’s helpful to let them know that the first few weeks are likely to be a little difficult - but you can reassure them that, just like last year, they’ll adj...

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School is starting! If your child is struggling with worries about starting school, has trouble getting along with peers, or manifests behavior problems in the classroom it might be time to get help. Dr. Goldsmith is accepting new clients.

Dr. Goldsmith's private practice is now open and accepting new clients. Call him at 801 231 3518 to schedule an appointment!!

Dr. Goldsmith interviewed about the impact of Jordan School District hiring a school psychologist for every elementary school. “It’s a game changer for children. Trauma informed schools will make a difference for children and the school psychologists are critical for that effort.”


4 months ago
Doug is amazing!!!! He only does what is best for your child and family. This being said, he makes sure that the parents are doing okay as the child is being treated. Our special needs son would run up to him yelling "Dr. Doug!" and give him a huge hug. Doug is so good at what he does that the kids don't realize that they are in therapy. My son would like to 'play' with Doug. Doug said, "He spills his guts while he is playing." He really is the best in the state!!!!!!
- Heidi H
4 months ago
We love Dr. Doug! A close friend recommended Dr. Doug after seeing him for many years. My kids and I have now been seeing Dr. Doug for a while and I could not be more thrilled! I hope others have the opportunity to experience the sense of relief and comfort that Dr. Doug can provide for children and their families! It is so clear that he cares deeply for children and puts a lot of time and effort into ensuring their overall wellbeing!
- Matthew T
4 months ago
Dr. Goldsmith is a skilled and sensitive therapist who has helped my family on multiple occasions. He understands children, makes them feel comfortable and gets them talking right away. Always impressive to watch him work his magic. Highly recommended.
- Ann S

About Dr. Douglas Goldsmith

        Dr. Goldsmith, affectionately known as “Dr. Doug” by thousands of children in Salt Lake City, has provided care for families with young children for decades.   He served as the Executive Director of The Chldren’s Center since 1995 and in 2018 decided to enter full time private practice.    He is highly regarded for his work on applying attachment theory to clinical practice and, as a result, has helped children with attachment problems form secure relationships with their caregivers.  He also specializes in treating children  who have suffered from trauma including traumatic grief and loss.  For any child who is struggling with behavioral and emotional problems, Dr. Goldsmith helps their parents and caregivers learn to assist their child as they develop the skills needed to manage their emotions and develop resilience in order to lead a happier, healthier life.  
      Parents often wonder if their child really needs help.  Dr. Goldsmith tells them,  “If family life is more of a struggle and less satisfying that you had hoped, it’s time to reach out for help.”    Using evidence based treatments with proven effectiveness, Dr. Goldsmith will help you and your family find the pathway toward a brighter future together.

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