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Jonathan Alpert

Psychotherapist | Author


8 Powerful Ways to Maximize Your Weekend

How often have you thought to yourself on Monday morning, “Where did the weekend go?” Or, “It feels like I didn’t even have time to relax”? Saturday and Sunday for most people is a time to get caught up on all the things they didn’t have time to do during the week, see friends, have fun, and do it all over again five days later. For many this routine leaves them feeling just as exhausted on Monday morning as they felt on Friday afternoon. The challenge: how to simultaneously decompress from the week, recharge, and create positive emotions and experiences.
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7 Ways to Eliminate Long Distance Relationship Drama

A relationship can be stressful, even when both people live in the same area, so a little distance can really complicate matters. But just because it may be difficult is no reason to think it is impossible or doomed for failure. With the right preparation and mindset a long distance relationship can flourish. Click here to read the entire Huffington Post column.

Are You Suffering From Secondhand Stress?

Do you know someone who makes you feel good no matter what? Everything in your life can feel like it’s falling apart, yet this person knows exactly what to say to make you feel better. This person exudes positive energy and can help you improve your mood faster than you can say, “I’m so stressed.” Now, think about people who you feel tense or stressed out around. Click here to read the entire Huffington Post column.

8 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life

As a psychotherapist over the past 15 years I’ve seen countless patients from all walks of life. I’ve worked with patients ranging in age from teenage to elderly. I’ve seen students, blue-collar workers, professionals, entertainers, billionaires, and some of the brightest and most talented business leaders and entrepreneurs of today. Regardless of the demographic, educational level, or bank account, there have been questions and things I have asked patients to think about that have resonated and served as a catalyst for them to make impactful changes and improvements in their lives. Click here to read the entire column.

Hoarding: A Problem Far Worse Than it Seems

Hoarding is more than just a reality show. It’s a real problem that can lead to significant impairment in one’s life. This was true with Beverly Mitchell, age 66, who was found dead in her Cheshire, Connecticut home on June 14, 2014. Authorities believe hoarding is what led to her house collapsing and ultimately taking her life. It is also said to be the culprit in a fatal New York City fire. These tragic incidents represent the worst case scenario of hoarding and are eye-opening to just how serious of a problem this can potentially be. Read Entire Huffington Post here.

Jonathan Alpert Media Reel

Jonathan Alpert’s media reel including highlights from his recent TV and film appearances.

Huffington Post: Are Smartphones Making Us Dumber?

The other day I was walking down a busy Manhattan street. Sidewalks were bustling with activity and were filled with people from just about every demographic imaginable. It was a typical summer Saturday afternoon in New York. Several strides ahead of me, I see a 20-something guy with his face buried deep in his phone, walk directly into a crosswalk, into a red light and into moving cars, without lifting his head, probably without even blinking, and obviously without thinking about anything but his texting.  Read the entire Huffington Post column here.

Jonathan Alpert: 8 Steps to Unleashing Your Inner Confidence

For most people, confidence is crucial to achieving success. Without it most will flounder, despite their talents or strength. I know highly-talented musicians, athletes, and business people who because they lack confidence don’t land the record deal, win their race, or start the business they’ve been dreaming of for years. Simply put, they’re held hostage by fear, and this stems from a lack of confidence. The good news is that they can change. Read my entire column here.

Huffington Post: How to Mindfully Ace That Job Interview

As a psychotherapist and executive coach I’m in a unique position to help clients develop smart strategies for winning job interviews and understand what’s going on in their heads and what’s holding them back. As we enter the summer, recent college graduates will be applying to jobs and landing interviews. The difference between being called back for a second interview or rejected is well within your control and lies in how you present yourself. Read entire column here.

Jonathan Alpert on the Today Show talking about stress

Is stress contagious? Jonathan Alpert answers this on the Today Show. April 2, 2014