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Jonathan Alpert is a licensed psychotherapist, executive coach, columnist, and author of the book, BE FEARLESS: Change Your Life in 28 Days. His book is published in the US, the UK, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Japan, China, and Taiwan. He is also one of the media’s favorite sources for no-nonsense advice, quotes, and commentary.

His insight is regularly tapped by major national and international media outlets, including television, newspapers, magazines, radio, and online. He has appeared on such nationally televised shows as TODAY, Good Morning America, CNN, FOX News, and NBC Nightly News.

Jonathan’s critically acclaimed New York Times Op-Ed piece In Therapy Still? Enough Already (April 22, 2012) continues to garner international attention and has led to much debate.

Alpert appeared in the 2010 Oscar winning documentary “Inside Job,” where he commented on the psychological underpinnings of the 2008 financial crisis.

As a therapist, he counsels everyone from corporate executives to professional entertainers to the general public. His style of therapy leads to astonishing results and many of Alpert’s clients see improvements by the end of the first session while most graduate from therapy within just a few months.

Entries by Jonathan Alpert

The Best Way to Deal With Criticism

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 1:42 PM

Many of my clients deal with fear of criticism. I see it in several aspects of their lives. At work people fear criticism from their managers and colleagues so they keep quiet and don't share their opinions. They play it safe. At home people fear that they'll be criticized by...

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How to Disarm the Bully at Work in 9 Steps

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 12:06 PM

According to an American Psychological Association (APA) poll, three-quarters of those surveyed list work issues as the source of the most stress in their life. My practice certainly reflects this. More specifically, clients report difficult situations with a colleague as magnifying their stress.

These vicious work relationships,...

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5 Painless Ways to Kick the Caffeine Habit

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 11:11 AM

Ah, coffee... even the aroma can make people feel satisfied, complete, at peace, and frankly, as though all is right in the world... me included.

The explanation is simple: It contains the most widely used stimulant in the world. According to the National Institute of Health, in...

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7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 10:47 AM

Summer is officially here after what for many people was a long and difficult winter. Temperatures are warm at last, sun shining bright, and air conditioners running. The time is now to enjoy the Summer and strike the right balance between relaxation and rejuvenation. Many times I've heard from clients...

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8 Powerful Ways to Make Habits Stick

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 9:36 AM

Many of my clients see me because they want to change. There's something in their lives that is so routine, yet so undesirable or unhealthy. Maybe it's a poor diet, dating toxic men or women or laziness. They seek change, yet it eludes them. Most behaviors, good and bad, become...

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Does Sex Addiction Even Exist?

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2015 | 3:18 PM

In this age of celebrities and politicians coming forward with their claims of sex addiction following a cheating incident, I'm often asked whether sex addiction even really exists. My answer is both yes and no. According to the medical community, more specifically, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of...

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Mind Your Body: My Interview With Celebrity Trainer Joel Harper

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 8:39 PM

As we approach summer and bathing suit season, I see more and more clients who are trying to drop the extra few pounds they may have put on during the long cold winter. They feel fat, unhealthy, and unattractive and their sense of self and how they think about themselves...

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What Fear Does to Your Body and How to Handle It

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 1:59 PM

The first time I was on national TV I felt my heart pounding as if it were going to burst through my chest. I felt myself sitting in the studio with great anticipation and fear. My muscles were tense and I was breathing heavily. I felt as if I were...

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Why We Must Not Fear Depression in the Wake of the Germanwings Tragedy

(2) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 12:41 PM

In the wake of the Germanwings crash, questions abound about what happened, what was going through the mind of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, what his motivation was, and how to prevent another such tragedy. It's normal to hypothesize why this happened. Doing so is an effort to...

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Facing the Husband-Mother-in-Law Dilemma

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 4:49 PM

Let's say you're recently married, just moved in together, have a great relationship, and are excited to start a life together with your husband. All is great except for one thing: Whenever there's an issue between you and your mother-in-law, your husband refuses to stand up for you, and it...

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3 Powerful Ways to Gain Control of Any Situation

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 5:40 PM

When I was a kid, I was ice skating and remember going really fast. Next thing I recall I was being tended to in the changing room by my sister and employees of the skating center. Apparently I had been going so fast that I lost control, hit my head,...

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Being Single Isn't a Disease So Stop Treating It Like It Is

(3) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 2:04 PM

A common affliction that has been plaguing women and men for decades, mostly women, has been on the rise. Those afflicted experience embarrassment, shame, and sadness. The worse they feel, the more the disease is exacerbated. There are clinics and support groups, countless books and specialists, and even reality shows...

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How to Spot and Disarm a Narcissist

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 9:45 AM

How often have you met someone new and been won over by their charm? Or perhaps there's a rising star at work who seems to do everything right and knows just what to say, never missing a beat in his or her flawlessness. Or maybe you have a friend who...

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How to Apologize and Get It Right

(3) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 8:32 AM

With the new year underway, many people might see it as a time to move forward by improving their relationships, both professional and romantic. It's a good time to hit the reset button and take that step towards resolving past conflict. Crucial to accomplishing this is to make amends and...

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10 Powerfully Simple Ways to Kick Start Your Weight Loss

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 3:16 PM

2015 is here and if you're like a lot of people, you've probably set your sights on losing weight and getting into the best shape of your life. Maybe you've even told yourself the same thing in years past and picked up the latest diet book and put into action...

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6 Ways to Get Your Partner to Share the Chores

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 4:08 PM

"My boyfriend and I moved in together a few months ago. We've been together for two years and thought we were ready. We get along great in every way, but there's one small problem that's developed: I can't get him to help out around the apartment and do chores. He...

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How to Listen Like a Pro

(2) Comments | Posted December 7, 2014 | 10:11 AM

Think of someone who makes you feel comfortable and relaxed no matter how chaotic your life may be. Someone who makes you feel that all is right with the world even if it may be crashing down in front of you. When you need comfort, who do you turn to?...

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7 Ways to Rise Above the Agony of Defeat

(4) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 8:22 AM

Disappointment is a normal aspect of life, and it doesn't discriminate. Whether you're rich, poor, educated, uneducated, young, old, or somewhere in the middle, disappointment happens and it knows no bounds. I've had clients from the upper echelons of society talk to me with great disappointment about the multimillion-dollar business...

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8 Signs You're Addicted to Shopping

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 5:02 PM

Although not formally recognized by the medical establishment, compulsive shopping can be a big problem and it's one that is on the rise in my practice. Shopping becomes a compulsion when it is excessive and out of control, and leads to social, legal, or financial troubles. Similar to other addictions,...

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Mental Training to Rock Your Marathon

(1) Comments | Posted October 19, 2014 | 12:44 PM

As we enter November there are dozens of marathons across the country. The most notable of course is the New York City Marathon on November 2. By this point, participants are probably gearing up for their final training runs and in top running shape. Despite that,...

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