Mental Health / Psychology Keynote Speakers
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Mental Health and Psychology keynote speakers allow us to find purpose in turning anxiety and other challenges into opportunities and freeing ourselves from negative messages. Mental Health and Psychology speakers are psychologists, scientists, life-coaches, survivors, and doctors. GDA Speakers has a diverse roster of mental health and psychology speakers who address depression, fear, bipolar disorder, suicide, trauma, and violence in order to face one's journey with courage and determination
Chris Bashinelli Featured
National Geographic Explorer & TV Host
Actor/Humanitarian whose TV career spans MTV to The Sopranos; celebrated Emcee and Guest Speaker for TedX and the United Nations, at Jane Goodall’s National Leadership Retreat; Published Writer for Huffington Post and Lonely Planet; travels across the world hosting the TV Series Bridge the Gap on PBS TV.
Michelle Gielan Featured
Founder of The Institute for Applied Positive Research
Michelle Gielan, a national CBS News anchor turned UPenn positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. She is partnered with Arianna Huffington to research how transformative stories fuel success.
April Hernandez Castillo Featured
Actress; Author; Survivor and Advocate for Intimate Partner Violence; Tedx Speaker
April is an actress, author, and speaker. As a survivor of Intimate Partner Violence, April now serves as a role model. Her mission is to educate her audiences about the power of their voice, the effects of abuse, and understanding the components of a healthy relationship.
Judi Holler Featured
Podcast Host; Best-Selling Author; OG #FearBoss; Improv Junkie
Judi Holler uses humor to help people live braver lives and EMPOWER leaders to lead braver teams. Her work takes the experimental principles of improv theatre and helps you apply them to everyday life. She teaches while you’ll never be “fearless” you can get really good at fearing fear less!
Patrick Kennedy Featured
Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind and Founder, The Kennedy Forum
Patrick J. Kennedy is one of the world’s leading voices on mental health and addiction. He works to unite government leaders, philanthropists, the private sector, and advocates in transforming our health care system to finally treat illness of the brain on par with illnesses of the body.
Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D. Featured
Acclaimed Clinical Psychologist & Coach; Author of Get Out of The Red Zone; Positive Psychology Expert
Success starts from within. Whether you want to have a healthy body, booming business, or flourishing relationships, the first step is to rewire your brain and cultivate your peak mindset. Dr. Lombardo teaches practical skills to make lasting transformations in your life.
Paul J Long Featured
Maximize fulfillment, change perspective and manifest more of “What's GOOD!”
Paul J Long thrives in creating energy and genuine connection. His concept of Fundamism helps attendees create more meaningful interactions while providing tactical behaviors to maximize fulfillment, change perspective, and manifest more of "What's GOOD!"
Ben Nemtin Featured
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Organizational Culture Expert, Co-Founder of MTV's The Buried Life
Ben struggled with depression growing up and was forced to drop out of college. Searching for purpose, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three childhood friends.
Mental Health Advocate
Jennifer Ayers-Moore, sister to Nathaniel Ayers, the subject of the book and film The Soloist, is a passionate, outspoken advocate for the artistically gifted mentally ill. Her journey began over 30 years ago when her charming, intelligent, talented, and handsome brother, Nathaniel, developed schizophrenia.
Licensed social work, mental health educator, author of Owning Our Struggles
Minaa B. is a licensed social worker who works with organizations to help them develop psychological safety and become inclusive of mental health through keynote talks and facilitating workshops and training sessions.
Co-founder GoodThink, Presidential Point of Light, Award-winning Author
Amy Blankson is a positive leadership consultant and among her many achievements, has been named a Point of Light by Presidents Bush and Clinton. As a mother of three, she hopes Ripple’s Effect will inspire young people to make a positive difference in their world.
Dr. Michael Breus
The Sleep Doctor
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a double board-certified Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Sleep Specialist. He is one of only 168 psychologists in the world to have taken and passed the Sleep Medicine Boards without going to Medical School.
Founder, President, and CEO of The Leadership & Learning Institute
As a recognized Master Teacher, business leader, educational/clinical psychologist, anthropologist and motivational speaker, his outrageous and energetic outlook will captivate you the minute he walks onto stage.
Domestic Violence Expert & Retired NYPD Detective
Shot 10 times by her jail guard boyfriend, Katrina Brownlee miraculously survived but her unborn child however didn't survive the attack. Katrina became a police officer herself, now retired, and has written a memoir and provides mentoring to young women.
Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Life Coach
Valorie Burton, life strategist and international speaker, is CEO of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute. Her life-changing message has an intriguing, research-based emphasis in the pioneering field of applied positive psychology - the study of what happens when things go right with us.
NFL Athlete | West Point Graduate | Well-Being Advocate | High Capacity Leadership Expert
Leaders today are finding themselves the type of tired that more sleep doesn't solve. Caleb Campbell's transformative approach helps leaders access a deeper capacity full of inner strength and courage - breathing new life into burned-out hearts and tired souls while strengthening resilience and sustaining high performance.
Youngest Solo Pilot to Circumnavigate the Globe; One of Australia's 50 Great Explorers; Plane Crash Survivor
Ryan was the youngest solo pilot to fly around the world and named one of Australia's 50 great explorers. After a plane crash left him with a paraplegic diagnosis, he returned to both walking and flying again. Ryan now shares the life-changing power of prioritizing joy around the world.
Energy is the currency of the future. The most important currency to drive growth is the capitalization of your personal and community energy.
Alison Canavan is the change agent every company needs to help regulate the nervous systems and manage the energy of individuals and companies as a whole. Alison's teachings and techniques around saving, regulating, and investing your energy leads to deeper connections to yourself and those around you.
Underpinning Good Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
Clarke and Carrie have been delivering leading edge talks since 2010. By sharing their lived experience, they obliterate the stigma that surrounds adverse Mental Health issues, especially addressing them within the workplace.
Clinical Psychologist, Consultant, Wellness Expert
Dr. Chloe is a clinical psychologist, author, and TV personality who works with high-performing people. Her new book, Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety shares relatable stories and teaches practical techniques to help transform anxiety into a constructive source of energy and improvement in self-care.
Celebrity Hypnotist, Team Building, Motivational Expert, Mental Health Speaker
Unforgettable interactive presentation to energize and empower. Boris Cherniak will keep your group in stitches, while providing valuable tools and information to improve well being and bottom line.
Robert B. Cialdini, PhD
New York Times Bestselling author and the foundational expert in the science of influence
Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career conducting scientific research on what leads people to say “Yes” to requests. The results of his research, his ensuing articles, and New York Times bestselling books have earned him an acclaimed reputation as a respected scientist and engaging storyteller.
David L. Cook, PhD
Top Sports Psychology, Consultant, and Best-Selling Author on the Mental Advantage.
Dr. David L. Cook, top sport and performance psychology expert, best selling author, and award winning film producer. Dr. Cook served as the mental training coach for the San Antonio Spurs for eight years that included their two World Championships.
Mental Health Advocate and Leader; Founder of Cope Notes; Entrepreneur
After battling his own mental health and substance abuse demons, Johnny Crowder has emerged as one of America’s exciting new voices on resilience, support and people-first leadership. He is a suicide/abuse survivor, TEDx speaker, touring musician, mental health advocate, and Founder & CEO of Cope Notes.
Management Thought Leader; Award-Winning Harvard Medical School Psychologist; Emotional Intelligence Expert
An award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist, Susan has been named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers. She offers unique expertise on cultivating more agile, healthy, resilient, and authentically happy people, families, workplaces, and communities.
Organizational Psychologist, Researcher, and New York Times Best-Selling Author
Blending scientific savvy, hands-on tools, and powerful stories of leadership transformation, Tasha's programs are packed with interactive discussion, real-world application, and experiential activities. Audiences don’t just walk away inspired and entertained—they are ready to transform.
Gen Z Activist; Author; Empowerment Speaker; Thought Innovator
Born with an extremely rare form of dwarfism (metatropic dysplasia), Brandon Farbstein has turned his life experience of suffering and victimhood into empowerment and impact. He served as the driving force behind two new laws on bullying prevention and emotional intelligence being taught in all K-12 classrooms statewide.
Mental Health Advocate
Dennis Gillan is on a mission to reverse the current trends in completed suicides & to seriously reduce the stigma associated with getting help for one's mental health. The audience loves his comeback story of surviving the loss of two brothers to suicide. You will be glad you heard him speak.
Lawana Gladney, PhD
Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Bestselling Author, Powerful Success and Wellness Expert
Dr. Gladney is a leading expert in the field of success psychology and emotional management. She is a best-selling author that has reached millions internationally helping people to shift their brain for success. She is passionate about helping others create amazing lives.
Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
Anne has a master’s degree in organizational communication and has spent the last twenty years working with some of the largest organizations around the globe.
She has become known as a leading expert on communication, leadership, emotional intelligence, and resilience, contributing to Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company and more.
Professor of Ethical Leadership, NYU; NYT Bestselling Author
Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist who is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of morality. His early research radically transformed the field, pulling it away from its earlier focus on moral reasoning.
Heidi Hanna, PhD
Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Consultant on Stress Mastery, Brain Based Health and Performance
Dr. Hanna provides a grounded, realistic approach to integrative neuroscience, teaching and facilitating dynamic and engaging conversations about all things related to making brains work better. She can also assist with programming to energize your meeting through workouts, nutrition planning and meditation breaks.
Organizational Psychologist; Author; the World's Leading Expert on the Application of the Future Self Science
Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist, author, and the world’s leading expert on the application of the Future Self science. His books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and his blogs have been read by hundreds of millions.
Lee Hausner, Ph.D.
Senior Managing Director First Foundation Advisors
Dr. Hausner, an internationally recognized clinical psychologist and business consultant, provides family consulting services. These services include assisting families in learning effective communication and conflict resolution skills, facilitating family retreats, resolving generational issues and increasing personal effectiveness.
Couples and Certified Gottman Therapist
Laura Heck is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice. She has her M.A. in Clinical Psychology and is a Certified Gottman Therapist (one of less than 300 in the world). She co-developed The Gottman Seven Principles Program, a tool for couples.
Survivor, Storyteller, and Filmmaker
Kevin is a best-selling author, speaker, filmmaker, and suicide prevention/mental health advocate who has reached millions with his story of an unlikely survival and his will to live. After he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.
Charlie Rocket Jabaley
Grammy-Winning Music Mogul; Emmy-Winning Nike Athlete; Ironman and Marathon Runner; Social Media Innovator and Creative
Charlie Rocket inspires those around him. He’s lost 135 pounds. Became vegan. Ran 3 marathons. Reversed the growth of his brain tumor. Became an Ironman. Recently finished his nationally-known Dream Machine bike tour across America. He also made the cover of Runner’s World and secured a partnership with Nike.
"Roar as One" Founder Social Innovator on Resilience, Change, Adversity and Triumph–Speaker for Women's Empowerment
Shari specializes in helping people transform their lives to feel happier, inspired, listened to, respected and understood. You will experience profound results. Devloped a campaign, #Menwithyoutoo - #MeToo Campaign is not slowing down anytime soon. Time for good men to stand with your wives, sisters, daughters, co-Wworkers, and friends
Michelle MiJung Kim
Korean American Immigrant; Award-Winning Author; Activist; Entrepreneur
Michelle MiJung Kim (she/her) is a queer Korean American immigrant woman writer, speaker, activist, and entrepreneur. She is CEO and co-founder of Awaken, where she has consulted hundreds of organizations and leaders from Fortune 500 companies, tech giants, nonprofits, universities and beyond on their equity education journey.
Maggie Kline, LMFT
School Psychologist & Therapist
Maggie Kline has been a marriage, family, and child therapist for almost 30 years, and is a retired school psychologist. Maggie is a senior faculty member for the SE Trauma Institute. She has co-authored two books (listed below) with Peter A. Levine.
Triumph Over Adversity: A Marine's Journey of Resilience, Advocacy, and Empowerment
From the heartland of America to the bustling streets of San Diego, Shane Kruchten's biography is a testament to the transformative power of unwavering determination, unyielding patriotism, and an unshakeable commitment to making the world a better place.
Eyes Wide Open
Isaac Lidsky has the ability to speak on several topics based on his life experiences including a retinal degenerative disease that lead to his progressive sight loss and blindness, entrepreneurship, leadership, teams & motivation. Side Note: Isaac played Weasel on NBC's Saved by the Bell.
Author, News Contributor & Speaker
Oli is a vocal advocate for parental rights, women's sports and protecting children from gender ideology. He speaks from experience with his own identity struggles taking a closer look at real world examples, laws, research and data to lift the lid on the multi-billion dollar gender affirming care industry.
Keynote Speaker, Author, Addiction Expert
Omar Manejwala, M.D. is an addiction psychiatrist and former Hazelden Medical Director. He explains addiction in simple terms - from how addiction changes your brain to how your thoughts, actions and experiences play a role in making self-destructive behaviors worse - and provides practical actionsto control your cravings and recover.
Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP
Goals & Grit ™ Expert
Caroline is the world's leading expert on Goals & Grit. She helps people get more grit, achieve their goals, and find happiness. A Harvard graduate with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology fro the University of Pennsylvania, she has authored seven books inclusing Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit.
Dr. Will Miller
Comedian and Authority on Stress Reduction and Life Balance
Outstanding Keynote speaker & trainer on Emotional Wellbeing, Coping with Change & Life-Span Development. A Psychotherapist & Health Psychologist with extensive media experience. Former headline comedian & TV personality (Nick-at-Nite, NBC), Teaches graduate students at Purdue University on ethics & social media. Best-selling co-author of Refrigerator Rights
International Best-Selling Author; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology; Entrepreneur; Holocaust Survivor
When Dr. Erica Miller shares her stories and wisdom, people can’t help but listen and take them to heart. A five-foot tall dynamo with an effervescent spirit, she has overcome challenges through her life that are difficult to fathom.
Speaker, Futurist, Author and Entrepreneur
Morris Morrison is a world-class entertainer, futurist, and author who became obsessed with building stronger, kinder, more focused human beings after being orphaned in New York City, then, being orphaned a second time as a teen — before a doctor’s words changed his life forever.
Dr. Romie Mushtaq, M.D.
Brain Doctor, Speaker on Stress Management & Workplace Wellness Expert, Chief Wellness Officer
Dr. Romie is a board-certified physician, award-winning wellness speaker, Chief Wellness Officer at Evolution Hospitality, and the founder of “brainSHIFT at Work.” She brings together over 20 years of authority in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness to not just transform workplace mental health, but create cultural change.
Social Relationships Expert, Author, Media Resource, and Keynote Speaker
For over 15 years, Shasta Nelson has been translating the science of human connection into actionable practices that lead to greater belonging in communities and workplaces. Her expertise activates organizations to intentionally create and accelerate high-trust and resilient relationships that lead to higher employee retention, engagement, and collaboration.
Kristen Race, Ph.D.
Neuroscientist & Mindfulness Expert
Kristen Race, Ph.D has created brain-based mindfulness programs used by businesses, schools and families worldwide. Her programs provide simple mindfulness strategies and tools that are designed to create resiliency towards stress. Her dynamic and accessible presentation style makes her a great fit for all audiences.
Suicide Prevention & Teen Mental Health
Daniel J. Reidenberg is currently the Executive Director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), a national non-profit agency working to prevent suicide and help suicide survivors and those suffering with depression.
New York Times Best Selling Author of Three Little Words
NYT & International Bestselling author of her memoir Three Little Words (2008), currently being made into a major motion picture; ran for the Florida State Senate, featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, Nancy Grace, ABC Primetime
Physician and Documentary Filmmaker
Since the release of her first feature-length film, UNLISTED in 2009, Delaney has been a sought-after speaker. Her engaging presentations weave together compelling stories with cutting-edge science, inspiring audiences to rethink their assumptions.
Hindu Priest; Entrepreneur; Former Monk
Dandapani is an internationally renowned and highly sought-after speaker who is revolutionizing the business world with his practical and simple systematic approach to balancing work/life challenges. His talks offer attendees understanding of how the mind works so they can create sustainable changes in their personal and professional lives.
Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE
Performance, Execution, Time Management & Productivity Expert
Laura Stack gives speeches and seminars to help leaders increase team and personal productivity. For over 25 years, she’s worked with Fortune 1000 clients to improve output, increase speed in execution, and save time in the office.
Heidi A. Swan
Local, State and Federal Advocate; Cannabis-Induced Psychosis and Homelessnes Prevention Expert
As a passionate advocate about the mental health impacts of marijuana, Heidi's been on Dr. Phil, Fox.com and NBC-LA. A California resident, she advocates for local control and warning labels. Federally, she insists the industry and our elected leaders publicly disclose the known risks THC pose to brain health.
Dr. Steve Taubman
Empowerment Expert, Results Catalyst, Hypnotist, Humorist
Dr. Steve is an expert at helping people break through mental barriers and harness their subconscious minds for success. Using humor and astonishment, he guides his audience to laugh, gasp, think, and laugh some more, leaving them with powerful tools to transform their work and personal lives.
Clinical Psychologist, 3 x NYT Bestselling Author, CEO Conscious Coaching Institute
Best-selling author Dr. Shefali Tsabury discusses conscious parenting, creating an awakened family and raising confident children.
Founder and Executive Director, Seize Your Moments
Janne's unexpected method and style refreshes audiences worldwide and gets them out their comfort zone. She provides an unique combination of theory and her life changing story. How to use trust to change the world.
David C. Williams
Author; Inventor; Technology Executive at AT&T
As Assistant VP of Automation at AT&T, David leads the largest Robotics Process Automation program worldwide driving billions in savings & revenue. David also received the 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Award, 2022 IT Team of the Year Award, and has been featured on all major media outlets.
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