Dr. Jenn Mann is the most recognized female psychologist in the U.S. as a columnist, author, speaker, radio host, and psychological expert on television.
Dr. Jenn Mann is the Bestselling Author of four books: The Relationship Fix, The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids, Superbaby, and Rockin’ Babies. She is also the host, star, and lead therapist of the hit shows “Couples Therapy” and “Family Therapy” on VH1 for a total of 7 seasons, working with couples and families through their various relationship issues and dynamics through intensive therapy. The show has helped save many relationships and continues to be one of the most watched shows on the network.
Dr. Jenn has made hundreds of television appearances as a psychological expert, including on The Early Show, The Today Show, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Showbiz Tonight, and Prime News and has also done segments on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Extra, E! News, Dateline, and Fox News. She has been a host/cast member for shows on NBC, Fox, A&E, Style Network, Oxygen and many others. The doctor has appeared as a mental health authority on news, reality and talk shows both locally and nationally. Her monthly column, “Dr. Jenn,” is printed in Los Angeles Family Magazine and five other magazines and has been running since 2001. The column won the prestigious Parenting Publications of America award in parenting and child development.
The doctor has been published in Parents Magazine (also sits on the Board of Advisors for Parents Magazine), Baby Talk Magazine, Babble.com, Ladies Home Journal, PB&J Magazine, US Weekly online, EPregnancy, FoxNews.com, Show Circuit Magazine and many others.
She has been interviewed by: the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Herald ,The Washington Post, the New York Post, Time, Cosmo Magazine, Glamour, In Style, Parents, Parenting, US Weekly, Life & Style , Star Magazine, OK!, Good Housekeeping, Pregnancy Magazine, Maxim, Marie Claire, Modern Bride, Newsday, The Fresno Bee,and many others.
She began her clinical experience working for the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women (LACAAW) as a rape and battering hotline counselor, where she became certified in crisis counseling. She spent two years doing hotline counseling and in the process trained over 100 women to perform peer counseling. During that time she also did rape accompaniments, where she escorted women who had just been attacked to police stations and hospitals, and even stayed with them when they told family members that they had been raped. Prior to starting her own private practice, she counseled clients at the South Bay Center for Counseling and later at the Beverly Hills Community Clinic where she ultimately became the Associate Director.
Early on in Dr. Jenn’s career, while she was getting her Master’s degree, she coached gymnastics. As a former elite athlete and psychology student she was able to help athletes not only technically but psychologically as well. She knew how effective sports psychology was from her own experience. Although she spent five years on the United States Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team it was not until she started using sports psychology that she became a national champion. The first year she used her sports psychology techniques, some which she learned from books and others she created herself, that she went from 12th place on the national team to becoming the Junior National Champion, winning five gold medals out of five. This work enabled her to travel around the world as a member of the U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team as well as performing in the 1984 Olympics. She shared the sports psychology techniques she had found to be so effective with the athletes she coached. As a result of this work, she was invited to travel with the rhythmic gymnastics team to National Championships to act as an onsite sports psychology consultant. That led to the development of Psychological Edge sports psychology consulting.
As a result of this USA Gymnastics brought her on board to be a member of the USA Gymnastics Task Force on the Female Athlete Triad (eating disorders, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis), USA Gymnastics Health Care Summit for athlete wellness, and to do sports psychology for USA Gymnastics training camps. Around that time, she began doing work with performers in different areas including consulting for A Minor Consideration, an organization founded by child actor Paul Petersen to help the treatment and prevention of problems for child actors and athletes, past and present. She is also a member of the Actor’s Fund, which helps prevent substance abuse, eating disorders, and transitioning problems for young actors.
Dr. Jenn has a Bachelors in Mass Communications/Journalism, a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and a Doctorate in Psychology, specifically Marriage, Child, and Family therapy. Her dissertation, The Effects of an Eight Week Intuitive Eating Program on Eating Disordered Participants was the culmination of many years of clinical experience as an expert in the area of eating disorders.
Dr. Jenn has been given many honors. In 2010 she was given the Molina Literacy award for her work with literacy and early childhood development. That same year she was honored by the March of Dimes with the Community Award for her contributions to children and child development.
Dr. Jenn has now been in private practice for over a decade and has worked in the psychology field for almost two decades. People come to her for a variety of reasons, such as: relationship issues, parenting, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, and sexual abuse. She also sees a lot of performers and entertainment professionals dealing with creativity and performance issues. She does individual, couples, and family therapy and there are very few issues that she has not worked with in her clinical practice.
THE RELATIONSHIP FIX – KEYNOTE and BOOK DESCRIPTION
Relationships aren’t easy, even the good ones. If you are on the verge of a divorce or break-up, in a great relationship, but want to take it to the next level, or single and want to make sure your next relationship is better, this book or keynote speech is for you.
Based on cutting-edge research and almost three decades of clinical experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, Dr. Jenn Mann teaches you everything you need to know have a deeper, more satisfying relationship, and the skills to fix one that isn’t working.
Reading Dr. Jenn’s book or hearing her speak is like sitting down with her for a personal session in her treatment room. Using her tell-it-like-it-is approach, Dr. Jenn guides you through the six steps needed to get your relationship on track and helps you to:
* Use conflicts to strengthen your relationship
* Create connection with your partner, even if you haven’t felt it for years
* Change bad patterns
* Recognize and know what to do when unresolved issues are hurting the relationship
* Negotiate effectively to get your needs met
* Make an effective apology using the four R’s
* Learn to forgive
* Reignite your sex life
The Relationship Fix is also filled with case studies and stories from Dr. Jenn’s clients on VH1’s Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn and her popular radio show, and on her own personal experiences.
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