Dr. Brad Sachs


Dr. Brad Sachs is a psychologist, consultant, lecturer and best-selling author specializing in clinical work with children, adolescents, couples, and families and the Founder and Director of The Father Center, a program designed to meet the needs of new, expectant, and experienced fathers.

His newest book, entitled Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult Toward Success and Self-Reliance, was published in 2010, and he is currently writing Family Therapy with Struggling Young Adults: A Clinicianís Guide to the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood, due to be published in 2012. His previous book, When No One Understands: Letters to a Teenager on Life, Loss, and the Hard Road to Adulthood, is based on his between-sessions correspondence with a suicidal adolescent whom he was treating.

He is the author of numerous other books, including The Good Enough Child: How to Have an Imperfect Family and be Perfectly Satisfied , which was named as an Editorís Choice by Amazon.com and became its best-selling parenting title that year. It was featured on NBCís The Today Show, and was excerpted in Family Circle Magazine. He has also written The Good Enough Teen: Raising Adolescents with Love and Acceptance (Despite How Impossible They Can Be), and Things Just Havenít Been the Same: Making the Transition from Marriage to Parenthood which was named one of the Top Five Books for New Parents by Child Magazine. His books have been translated into numerous languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, German, and Danish.

Dr. Sachs regularly writes articles on family life for magazines such as Redbook, Parenting, Parents, Child, and American Baby, is renowned for his creative and innovative treatment of children and families, and has lectured and led seminars and workshops both nationally and internationally. He has been interviewed on over three hundred radio and television shows, including The Today Show, 20/20, The Montel Williams Show, and The Diane Rehm Show.

He is a graduate of Brown University, where he met his wife, Dr. Karen Meckler, a psychiatrist and medical acupuncturist, and together they have raised their three young adult children and assorted rescue dogs in Columbia, Maryland. He can be contacted through his website: www.drbradsachs.com.


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