Biography | Jonathan Alpert

Jonathan Alpert

Psychotherapist | Author


Jonathan Alpert is known for delivering frank yet helpful advice. Journalists admire his candor and warmth, and they frequently call on him to comment on hard news stories, current events, lifestyle and hot-button issues, celebrities, politicians, mental health, and more. Jonathan has appeared on every major national news show and is frequently quoted in newspapers, magazines, radio, and the international press. He also appears in the 2010 Oscar-winning film, Inside Job, where he comments on the financial crisis and is called upon as an expert in TLC’s My Strange Addiction.

Jonathan’s book BE FEARLESS: Change Your Life in 28 Days was published in the United States by Center Street /Hachette in 2012 and has also been published in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain.  It is due out in Brazil, Portugal, China, Taiwan, and Japan in 2013.

His column, No More Drama, runs in Metro newspaper and reaches one million readers in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. He also pens a column that appears on the popular dating site where he answers questions about sex, dating, and relationships.  Jonathan is also a special contributor to the Huffington Post where he discusses issues related to fear.

Jonathan holds an advanced degree in psychology and is licensed in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. as a Professional Counselor.  He started his career in emergency care, later worked in academia, did a stint at the FBI, then a major corporation, and currently has a thriving practice in New York. His direct and no-nonsense approach has helped countless clients overcome a wide range of issues and go on to achieve success in their careers and relationships.  Jonathan discussed this approach in a hotly debated Op-Ed opinion piece he authored for the New York Times (In Therapy Forever? Enough Already, April 22, 2012).