Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Mantell, as seen on Oprah, Today, GMA, Larry King Live and Dateline, earned his Ph.D. degree at the University of Pennsylvania after completing his M.S. degree in clinical psychology at Hahnemann Medical College, where he wrote his thesis on the psychological aspects of obesity. Dr. Mantell is one of the most sought-after behavior science experts in the world.
For more than 45 years he has been helping people disturb themselves less, and find lasting change, contentment and a more awakened life as they move past crippling emotions like anxiety, stress, depression and burnout with his short-term, powerful, compassionate, rational-emotive behavior education approaches.
He has served as Chief Psychologist for Children’s Hospital of San Diego, Chief Psychologist for the San Diego Police Department, Chief Behavior Science Consultant for the American Council on Exercise, Chief Behavioral Scientist for Anytime Fitness worldwide and served as a member of the faculty of Equinox Fitness Training Institute. He is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Plus Size Certified, Inc. and is a member of the Science Advisory Council of the International Council on Active Aging. He recently led a three-day intensive program on Physician Wellness for the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Mantell is an invited contributor to Psychiatric Times Magazine and a frequent writer for Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global.
Dr. Mantell, well known for his decades of regular appearances on national and international broadcasts and in health and fitness related publications, has been a member of SAG/AFTRA since 1981. He’s been a popular guest on television and radio talk shows across America, including “Oprah,” “Nightline,” “Larry King,” and “Good Morning America” where he appeared for more than a decade as a regular contributor. His work in television news earned him an Emmy nomination for his broadcast on mass shootings following the Connecticut school shootings.
He has authored four books including his recent, “The Link is What You Think,” “Ticking Bombs: Defusing Violence in the Workplace,” and his iconic 1988 original “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff PS: It’s All Small Stuff” and it’s 25th Anniversary Edition.
Publisher’s Weekly magazine awarded the audio version of Dr. Mantell’s first book published in 1988, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: P. S. It’s All Small Stuff,” their highly coveted award, “Best Audio” in the Self-Help category. Dr. Mantell is listed among the “Top 25 Business Speakers” in Successful Meetings Magazine and is named by Greatist.com among the “100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness.”
Dr. Mantell is known for getting to the root of issues quickly, offering original solutions, action plans and powerful results, improving personal lives, business relationships, athletic performance, and helping clients break through to their next step of success, “in the living room…the locker room…and the board room.”
His favorite personal quote, “The link is what you think,” captures his approach to helping clients live better lives, healthy, fit and happy.