Stanley Siegel is a psychotherapist, author, lecturer, and former Director of Education and Senior Faculty member of New York’s renowned Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy. Siegel is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Psychology Tomorrow Magazine and the Alternative Therapists Network.
With over 40 years of experience in the field of psychology Siegel has developed an unconventional and tradition-challenging approach to psychotherapy that has led to his most recent books, Your Brain on Sex: How Smarter Sex Can Change Your Life and The Secret Wisdom of Ancient Parables: Lessons for Living Positively.
Siegel taught for many years at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Adelphi University, and the University of California, Berkeley; was the founding director of the Family Studies Center in Huntington, New York, and have served as a consultant to hospitals and mental health centers throughout the country.
While creator and writer of the âFamiliesâ column for Newsday he co-author two popular books: The Patient Who Cured His Therapist and Other Unconventional Stories Of Therapy (Penguin/Dutton 1992; Penguin/Plume, 1993; Marlowe and company, 1999) and Uncharted Lives: Understanding The Life Passages Of Gay Men (Penguin/Dutton, 1994; Penguin/Plume 1995). Both books serve as the basis for workshops around the country. Heâs been the review editor for two Casino En Ligne professional marital therapy journals, and his work with couples and families is the subject of two educational videos.
Regularly quoted in the media he has appeared on ABCâs Good Morning America several times, as well as many other television and radio programs, and has acted as a consultant for film and television. Siegel was invited on the Oprah Winfrey show to discuss âHow Healers Heal Themselves.â
Siegel created the popular sex column Intelligent Lust for Psychology Today Magazine, which is now hosted by the Museum of Sex on their website.
In his spare time Siegel frequently visits art galleries and museums as well as classical and modern dance performances. He served as the Dance Editor of Showbusiness, writing weekly dance reviews and reporting on the contemporary dance scene.
He lives in New York City.
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His daughter, Alyssa Siegel, also a psychologist, lives in Portland, Oregon and is a recent contributor to Your Brain on Sex. You can find out more about Alyssa on PsychologyToday.com and GoodTherapy.com.