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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

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

(3) 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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8 Ways to Deal With Your Fear of ISIS and Ebola

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 2:33 PM

Lately ISIS and Ebola stories have dominated the headlines. It would be difficult to turn on a news network or open a newspaper, online or print, and not see a story about either of them close to the headlines. It doesn't matter if it's a left leaning news organization or...

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What to Do When Your Manager Steals Your Ideas

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 7:50 PM

Many of my business coaching clients are doing their best to advance. They're clawing their way up the corporate ladder and do quite well reaching executive levels... but not without challenges. One such challenge that I've seen a lot of post-2008 financial crisis, is when a manager steals a subordinate's...

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How to Bring the Sex Back to Your Sex Life

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 2:09 PM

"I just do it to get him off."
"It feels like a chore."
"I have no drive."
"She's too busy."

These are just some of the many things people tell me about their current sex life... or lack thereof. They have been in relationships or married...

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8 Ways to Bust Your Stress NOW!

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 3:46 PM

Stress is unavoidable and a normal reaction to situations or events that you deem to be a threat, either real or imagined. When a threat is perceived, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones then ready the body...

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8 Powerful Ways to Maximize Your Weekend

(6) Comments | Posted August 24, 2014 | 1:14 PM

How often have you thought to yourself on Monday morning, "Where did the weekend go?" Or, "It feels like I didn't even have time to relax"? Saturday and Sunday for most people is a time to get caught up on all the things they didn't have time to do during...

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7 Ways to Eliminate Long Distance Relationship Drama

(5) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 9:33 AM

A relationship can be stressful, even when both people live in the same area, so a little distance can really complicate matters. But just because it may be difficult is no reason to think it is impossible or doomed for failure. With the right preparation and mindset a long distance...

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Are You Suffering From Secondhand Stress?

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 2:05 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 | 11:29 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 | 4:47 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 | 9:23 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 | 9:25 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 | 9:25 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 | 4:56 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 | 9:40 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 | 9:19 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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