Bessel van der Kolk MD

Author of The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Marsha Linehan PhD

Creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Professor of Psychology, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics

Peter Levine PhD

Founder of Somatic Experiencing; Author of Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory

Dan Siegel MD

Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute; Co-Director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center; author of Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation and The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician’s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration

Rick Hanson PhD

Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley; New York Times bestselling author of Hardwiring Happiness and Buddha's Brain

Sue Johnson EdD

Creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT); Founder and Director of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Tara Brach PhD

Founder of the Insight Meditation Community in Washington, DC; Author of True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart and Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha

Stephen Porges PhD

Leading expert on Polyvagal Theory; Distinguished University Scientist at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University Bloomington and Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Donald Meichenbaum PhD

Creator of Cognitive Behavioral Modification (CBM); Contributor to the development of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); author of Roadmap to Resilience: A Guide for Military Trauma Victims and Their Families.

Jack Kornfield PhD

Co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Meditation Center; Author of The Wise Heart and Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are

Kelly McGonigal PhD

Health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University; Author of The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You and How to Get Good At It and The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

Joan Borysenko PhD

Founder of Mind/Body Health Sciences LLC; Author of New York Times Bestseller Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

Shelly Harrell PhD

Licensed Psychologist specializing in multicultural and community psychology; A Professor with the Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Esther Perel MA LMFT

Bestselling author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence; Faculty member of The Family Studies Unit, Department of Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center

Ellyn Bader PhD

Co-creator of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy; Co-director of The Couples Institute

Richard Schwartz PhD

Founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and The Center for Self Leadership

Laurel Parnell PhD

Leading expert in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Author of Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma

Steven Hayes PhD

Creator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno

Pat Ogden PhD

Pioneer in Somatic Psychology; Founder and Director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI); Co-founder of the Hakomi Institute; Author of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment

Scott Miller PhD

Founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence; Author of Escape from Babel: Toward a Unifying Language for Psychotherapy Practice and The Heart and Soul of Change: What Works in Therapy

Caroline Myss MTh

Author of the New York Times bestsellers Anatomy of the Spirit and Why People Don't Heal and How They Can

Michael Yapko PhD

Leading expert in clinical hypnosis and treating depression; Clinical psychologist and author of 15 books including his newest books, The Discriminating Therapist and Keys to Unlocking Depression

Donna Eden

Pioneer in the field of energy medicine; Author of the bestseller Energy Medicine and Energy Medicine for Women

Christine Padesky PhD

Co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California; Co-creator of Strengths-Based CBT; Co-author of Mind Over Mood and Collaborative Case Conceptualization.

Erving Polster PhD

Director of the Gestalt Institute of San Diego; Founder of the Gestalt Institute in Cleveland; Author of Gestalt Therapy Integrated and From the Radical Center: The Heart of Gestalt Therapy

Ron Siegel PsyD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, part time, Harvard Medical School; Author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems and Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy

Belleruth Naparstek LISW

Creator of the Health Journeys guided imagery audio series; Author of Stay Well with Guided Imagery

Stan Tatkin PsyD, MFT

Founder of the PACT Training Institute and developer of a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT)

Elisha Goldstein PhD

Co-Founder of The Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles; Author of Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Linda Graham MFT

Author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being; Seasoned clinician and life coach

Paul Gilbert PhD

Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby in the UK; World renowned for his work on compassion and compassion focused therapy; Author of The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life's Challenges

Kristin Neff PhD

Professor of Human Development and Culture, Educational Psychology Dept, University of Texas at Austin; Expert in Self Compassion

Terry Real MSW, LICSW

Founder of the Relational Life Institute; author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression and The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work

Sonja Lyubomirsky PhD

Leading researcher on the science of human happiness; author of The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, But Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, But Does

Bill O’Hanlon LMFT

Co-developer of Solution-Oriented Therapy; Psychotherapist, speaker, and author of Do One Thing Different: Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life

Edward Tronick PhD

Developmental and clinical psychologist; University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston; Director of the Child Development Unit

Lynn Lyons LICSW

Author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, clinical social worker and psychotherapist specializing in anxiety in adults and children

Peter Fonagy PhD

Co-creator of Mentalization-based Treatment (MBT); Researcher; Professor at University College London, Baylor College, Yale Medical School, and Harvard Medical School, Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Bonnie Goldstein LCSW, EdM, PhD

Founder and Director of the Lifespan Psychological Center; Co-author of Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating AD/HD in Children and Adolescents

Andrew Christensen PhD

Co-developer of Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT); Author of Reconcilable Differences; Professor of Psychology, UCLA

Robert Hedaya MD

Developer of the Whole Psychiatry Methodology; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University

Chris Germer PhD

Co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program; Founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion; Lecturer on psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School.

Miguel Gallardo PsyD

Licensed Psychologist specializing in multicultural and social justice; Associate Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology; author of Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy

Onno van der Hart PhD

Psychotraumatologist and Emeritus Professor of Psychopathology of Chronic Trauma; Co-Author of Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation and co-author of The Haunted Self.

Zindel Segal PhD

A founder of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT); Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto

Judson Brewer MD PhD

Founder of Claritas MindSciences; Formative leader in combining mindfulness and neurofeedback techniques for working with addiction; Author of The Craving Mind

David Wallin PhD

Clinical Psychologist; author of Attachment in Psychotherapy; Lecturer on attachment and psychotherapy

Deb Dana LCSW

Coordinator of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at the Kinsey Institute; Developer of the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series; author of Polyvagal Theory in Therapy

Resmaa Menakem MSW, LICSW, SEP

Expert on conflict and violence; Teacher of Cultural Somatics; Former Director of Counseling Services for the Tubman Family Alliance; Former Behavioral Health Director for African American Family Services in Minneapolis

Kelly Wilson PhD

Professor of Psychology at the University of Mississippi; Central figure in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Deany Laliotis LICSW

Director of Training at EMDR Institute; Specialist in treatment of traumatic stress disorders and attachment issues; author of chapters and articles on EMDR therapy

Melanie Greenberg PHD

Clinical Psychologist and Author of The Stress-Proof Brain