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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

Are You Suffering From Secondhand Stress?

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 1:05 PM

Do you know someone who makes you feel good no matter what? Everything in your life can feel like it's falling apart, yet this person knows exactly what to say to make you feel better. This person exudes positive energy and can help you improve your mood faster than you...

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8 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 10:29 AM

As a psychotherapist over the past 15 years I've seen countless patients from all walks of life. I've worked with patients ranging in age from teenage to elderly. I've seen students, blue-collar workers, professionals, entertainers, billionaires, and some of the brightest and most talented business leaders and entrepreneurs of today....

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Hoarding: A Problem Far Worse Than It Seems

(1) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 3:47 PM

Hoarding is more than just a reality show. It's a real problem that can lead to significant impairment in one's life. This was true with Beverly Mitchell, age 66, who was found dead in her Cheshire, Connecticut home on June 14, 2014. Authorities believe hoarding is what led...

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Are Smartphones Making Us Dumber?

(8) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 8:23 AM

The other day I was walking down a busy Manhattan street. Sidewalks were bustling with activity and were filled with people from just about every demographic imaginable. It was a typical summer Saturday afternoon in New York. Several strides ahead of me, I see a 20-something guy with his face...

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8 Steps to Unleashing Your Inner Confidence

(5) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 8:25 AM

For most people, confidence is crucial to achieving success. Without it most will flounder, despite their talents or strength. I know highly-talented musicians, athletes, and business people who because they lack confidence don't land the record deal, win their race, or start the business they've been dreaming of for years....

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10 Tips to Ace Your Job Interview

(3) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 8:25 AM

As a psychotherapist and executive coach I'm in a unique position to help clients develop smart strategies for winning job interviews and understand what's going on in their heads and what's holding them back. As we enter the summer, recent college graduates will be applying to jobs and landing interviews....

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10 Steps to Lasting Longer in Bed

(2) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 3:56 PM

Premature ejaculation is defined as the male reaching orgasm sooner than he or his partner wishes. It's a common occurrence that's rarely related to a disease or biological problem and is almost entirely psychological, and thus quite treatable. When there is a biological basis for the...

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6 Powerful Steps to Stop Worrying and Start Living

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 8:40 AM

Worry -- it's what keeps many lying awake at night and is what annoyingly gnaws away at people as they try to work, enjoy life, and relax. Unrelenting anxiety and fear can be debilitating and drain you of energy -- emotional and physical. For many people worrying has become habit...

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10 Habits That Will Save You Time

(2) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 8:19 AM

Time. You can't recover it, make up for it, or reverse it. There are 24 hours in a day and 168 in a week, and those numbers aren't changing. What you can do is use the hours more efficiently and wisely to free up at least 60 minutes a week....

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The Dark Side of Spring: Suicide

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 11:29 AM

Spring... the season of renewal, longer and brighter days, mild nights, and blossoming flowers. To most of us, the season is welcome. It's what helps many people get through the long and cold winter, especially this most recent one. For many others though, spring is a season of...

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Defeating the Workplace Bully

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 12:24 PM

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), a national survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute indicated that 35 percent of American adults reported that they have experienced bullying behaviors at work and another 15 percent said they have witnessed others being bullied. My practice certainly reflects this. Clients...

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'Honey, We Need to Talk' -- Facing That Dreaded STD Conversation

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 10:48 AM

As we approach National STD Awareness Month in April, it's important to address what for many people can be a hugely anxiety-provoking conversation: speaking to their partner about sexually-transmitted diseases. Let's say you meet someone, are getting to know the person, and intimacy is starting to develop. How...

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The Dos and Don'ts of Getting Past a Breakup

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 2:07 PM

Relationships are a big social experiment. Think about it: Two people meet by a variety of circumstances, whether that be in real life or online, and the hope is that things stick. For most, the desire is to forge a bond and a lasting relationship. The reality, though, is much...

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The Habits of Happy People

(7) Comments | Posted March 16, 2014 | 11:21 AM

Most people have something that gnaws at them at night, a problem or unrealized dream somewhere in their lives that causes them to feel incomplete, dissatisfied and unhappy. For them, happiness feels unachievable and elusive. However, addressing and conquering their fears helps them to achieve what they once thought was...

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10 Signs He's Cheating

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 12:15 PM

There's no doubt that cheating is on the rise. The number of cheaters and victims of cheating I'm seeing is twofold compared to just a few years ago. If this is any indication of the national trend, then it's an epidemic of sorts. Are more people cheating? Quite possibly. But...

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6 Ways to Defeat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

(4) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 10:27 AM

The winter of 2014 has not only strained snow removal budgets and school systems, but also peoples' moods. Because of this, I, as a psychotherapist in the Northern Hemisphere of the U.S. have seen an influx of patients for symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The Polar Vortex and the...

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All Alone? Fearlessly Conquer Valentine's Day Blues

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 12:26 PM

"I feel so sad being alone on Valentine's Day." "Will I be alone forever?"
"I hate being single."

I hear this so very often leading up to Valentine's Day. As long as there's a holiday celebrating love and romance, there will be people who will feel sad, lonely, and...

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'Help! He's More Into Sports Than He's Into Me'

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 2:13 PM

Ladies, just one more game and you will have made it through yet another season of football, hopefully unscathed and your relationship still intact. The sad reality is that simple lifestyle issues and differences in hobbies/interests can wreak havoc on a relationship. In fact, it is one of the top...

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Bedtime Wind-Down: 10 Tips for Better Zzzs

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 1:35 PM

There's no doubt that sleep issues contribute to both mental and physical health problems and also to societal stress. For proof, look no farther than the Metro North train accident on Dec. 1, 2013. Reportedly, the train's engineer fell asleep at the controls as the train approached a curve. Also...

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Raging About Road Rage?

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 11:16 AM

Road rage continues to be a huge problem, as streets and highways are often where people's emotions, dramas, stress, and anxieties play out. I've treated clients who have been on both sides of this: the road rager and the victim. The perpetrator suffers from what is known as Intermittent Explosive...

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