Dr. Jenn Berman
Host of the new TV show “Couples Therapy” on VH1 (March 2012)
Best Selling Author of: The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids, Superbaby, Rockin’ Babies and is the creator of the No More Diets app
Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Host, Expert Regular Guest on: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The TODAY Show, The Early Show, CNN, E! News, Inside Edition, Dateline, and many more.
Dr. Jenn Berman is a well known psychotherapist, sports psychology consultant, columnist, author, speaker, radio host, psychological expert on television and entrepreneur.
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.
Having made hundreds of television appearances as a psychological expert Dr. Jenn is a regular 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.
Dr. Jenn has been heard on hundreds of radio stations and currently hosts a live call in advice show on Sirius XM’s Cosmo radio night Monday through Friday. The show is replayed daily and can be heard five hours a night seven days a week. Prior to that, she spent a year co-hosting a nightly call-in advice show called “On the Couch” on Star 98.7 (KYSR), a Clear Channel station in Los Angeles. She has done fill-in hosting work on KFI and Sirius XM’s Playboy. Before that she hosted a live weekly segment on KEYT News (ABC/Santa Barbara) called “Ask Dr. Jenn” in which she spoke about current psychological issues and answered live questions from viewers.
Dr. Jenn is an accomplished author. Her newest book SuperBaby: 12 Ways You Can Give Your Child a head Start in the First 3 Years (Sterling Publishing) spent three weeks on the Los Angeles Times best seller list and her previous book The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids (New World Library) was also a LA Times best seller and won the Mom’s Choice Award in parenting and child development. Her first children’s book Rockin’ Babies (Sterling Publishing) will be released May 2011. 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. She is also on the Board of Advisors for Parents Magazine.
The doctor has been published in 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.
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.
Dr. Jenn has an eco-friendly clothing line for adults and children called Retail Therapy. All the tees have positive “feel good” messages and are made of organic and recycled materials. The company motto is “Take care of yourself, take care of the world.”