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Caring For Life

We can help you get back to enjoying your life. We guarantee that you’ll receive the personalized care you deserve because our patient’s well-being is our number one priority.


Walnut Creek Psychiatrist

Dr. Brian Goldman, a Walnut Creek psychiatrist, is a passionate physician devoted to providing exceptional treatment for his patients. He enjoys a good challenge and many of his patients come to him with complex neuropsychiatric illness with multiple co-morbid conditions. Many of his patients and their families have struggled with their illnesses for years and have visited many doctors trying to get relief. Whether you or your family member are seeing a psychiatrist for the first time or seeing your 10th specialist, Dr. Goldman’s goal is to work with you to provide ongoing relief and education.


Keep Your Child Safe

Safe Medication Storage Tips

Approximately 60,000 young children are brought to the emergency room each year because they got into medicines that were left within reach. Are all of the medicines in your home stored safely?

1: Pick a place your children cannot reach.

Any medicine or vitamin can be dangerous if taken in the wrong way or by the wrong person, even medicine you buy without a prescription (known as over-the-counter medicines). Walk around your home and find the best place to store medicines up and away and out of sight of young children.

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2: Put medicines up and away after each use.

Never leave medicines out on a kitchen counter or at a sick child’s bedside, even if you have to give the medicine again in a few hours. Always put every medicine and vitamin away every time you use it, including those you use every day.

3: Make sure the safety cap is locked.

Always relock the safety cap on medicine bottles. If the medicine has a locking cap that turns, twist it until you hear the “click” or until you can’t twist anymore. Remember, even though many medicines and vitamins have safety caps, children may be able to open them, so store all medicines up and away and out of sight.

4: Teach your children about medicine safety.

It’s important to teach your children what medicine is and why you or another caregiver must be the one to give it to them. Never tell your children medicine is candy, even if they don’t like to take their medicine.

5: Tell guests about medicine safety.

Always remind guests to keep purses, bags, or coats that have medicines in them up and away and out of sight when they’re in your home.

You can share this important information with your friends and family by sharing our resources with them on Facebook and Twitter.


6: Be prepared in case of an emergency.

Save the Poison Help number (800-222-1222) in all of your phones, including cell phones, so you have it when you need it – and make sure it’s available for your child’s babysitter or caregiver. Call Poison Help right away if you think your child might have gotten into a medicine or vitamin, even if you are not completely sure.

Poison Prevention Information

(800) 222-1222


The Up and Away and Out of Sight program has a number of FREE materials and resource links to help you learn more about keeping your children safe by storing medicines safely. Click on the resources below to download or order our materials.

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For millions of people, getting to sleep and staying asleep is a significant challenge. Finding enough energy to make it through the day is difficult when your sleep is short, fitful, or otherwise lacking. Sleep deprivation can negatively impact your life, making work, chores, and even family time difficult to manage.

While many people rely on prescription medication to fall and stay asleep, most can find relief by changing a few habits.

Get Some Exercise

This old advice is good advice. If you exercise throughout the day, it will make you more tired when it gets close to bedtime. Those who perform exercise regularly report they sleep better and are more alert during the day.

Turn Off the Lights

Though this may seem obvious, too many of us expose ourselves to television, phone, and computer screens as we try to get to sleep. The light can disrupt our sleeping patterns while movies, television, music, and online interactions keep our brains stimulated and active instead of preparing them for sleep. Turn off any bright screens, including smartphones, at least two hours before bed. Keep your room completely dark when you go to sleep; try using a sleep mask if necessary.

Keep a Regular Sleep Schedule

Though it is tempting to sleep in when you have the opportunity, it is much better to establish and stick to a regular sleep schedule. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day makes it much easier for your body to get the rest it needs.

For many people, falling asleep and sleeping through the night can be difficult. By following the simple steps above and avoiding caffeine and nicotine within three hours of bedtime, most people can find relief from their sleep issues without medication, leaving them better rested and more energetic during the day.

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After thirty years of studying the brain inside and out, Dr. Goldman knows precisely how to target over-activity or under-activity in the brain to provide his patients with the balance they desire. He does this by addressing underlying issues like sleep and hormonal issues before using pharmaceutical or neutraceutical interventions.

As a psychiatrist in Walnut Creek, the doctor applies the principles of evidence based medicine, his experience performing neurosurgeries in South Africa, his thirty years of clinical experience, and his experience interpreting 10,000+ functional neuroimaging scans to help you or your family member feel better. The doctor also uses tools he’s developed like The PsyPredictor® which help him determine quickly and efficiently which medications will work best for you.

Brian Goldman MD

Conditions Treated

  • Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome

Brain Injury

Social Skills Training

Sleep Disorders

Visual and Verbal Learners

Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Learning disabilities

Diet and Exercise

Bipolar Disorder


Assistive Technology

Asperger’s Syndrome

Anxiety Disorders

Assessment and Advocacy



Our Services

As an experienced Walnut Creek Psychiatrist and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Goldman has several decades’ worth of experience using his specialized skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat a wide range of problems. Dr. Goldman has extensive experience in the treatment of adults, adolescents and children with a variety of disorders. Some of the disorders Dr. Goldman has treated include, but are not limited to:

Make An Appointment

Please contact Denise today to make an appointment for a psychiatric evaluation today. Begin getting relief for you and your loved ones now.
We can help you get back to enjoying your life. We guarantee that you’ll receive the personalized care you deserve because our patient’s well-being is our number one priority.