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Dr. Michael Dow, Ph.D.
aka Dr. Mike
NY Times bestselling psychotherapist



Graduate of the American Academy of Clinical Sexology

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Dr. Mike Dow, Psy.D., Ph.D., is New York Times bestselling author and is America’s go-to therapist. His books have been published in multiple languages and are bestsellers around the world.

As a brain health, mental illness, relationship, addiction, and nutrition expert, Dr. Mike has hosted shows on TLC, VH1, E!, Investigation Discovery, and Logo. He is part of Dr. Oz’s core team of experts, a recurring guest cohost on The Doctors, and has made regular appearances on Today, Rachael Ray, Wendy Williams, Meredith Vieira, Ricki Lake, Nancy Grace, and Dr. Drew on Call. You’ve also seen him as LaToya Jackson’s therapist on OWN’s My Life with LaToya and as The Bachelor’s therapist on Freeform’s Ben and Lauren.

Inspired by his brother who suffered a massive stroke when he was just 10 years old, Dr. Mike made it his personal mission to help people heal their brains.

In his most recent book, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Think, Act & Be Happy: How to Use Chicken Soup for the Soul Stories to Train Your Brain to Be Your Own Therapist, Dr. Mike helps people train their brains with the power of cognitive behavioral therapy. His other books include Heal Your Drained Brain, The Brain Fog Fix, Healing the Broken Brain, Diet Rehab, and the upcoming Your Subconscious Brain Can Change Your Life

Dr. Mike began his career working with adolescent survivors of abuse for the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health. He has a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, a Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Psychology, and a second Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Sexology. He also has post-doctoral education in neurofeedback, psychopharmacology, bilateral-based therapy for the treatment of trauma, and clinical hypnosis. Dr. Mike is a graduate of USC where he was a Presidential Scholar.

When not treating patients you’ll usually find Dr. Mike walking two very cute rescue dogs around Los Angeles. When his partner Dr. Chris isn’t on the night shift in the emergency room, he’s there, too.

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