Amy Morin
 Amy Morin

Amy Morin, LCSW

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Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Psychology, Child Behavior, Discipline


University of Maine, University of New England


Today's parents are faced with so many issues that previous generations didn't have to deal with—like knowing how to set rules about a child's internet use. I love helping parents discover which discipline strategies will work best for their family. Certainly, discipline isn't a one size fits all issue.

— Amy Morin, LCSW


Amy Morin, LCSW has worked at Verywell since 2012. Prior to becoming the editor-in-chief, she served as writer and a medical review board member.

She began working as a psychotherapist in 2002. As a licensed clinical social worker, she helped children, teens, and adults build the mental strength they needed to reach their greatest potential.

Amy is an international bestselling author. Her books, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, and 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do are translated into more than 40 languages. Her fourth book, 13 Things Strong Kids Do, goes on sale in 2021.

She’s also the host of The Verywell Mind Podcast, where she introduces listeners to mental strength building strategies that can help them think, feel, and do their best in life.

She frequently delivers keynote speeches on mental strength. Some of the organizations who have hired her to speak include Google, Microsoft, The National Nuclear Security Administration, The American Academy of Pediatrics, Under Armour, and Johnson & Johnson.

Amy has been quoted or mentioned in many major online and print publications, including Time, Fast Company, Forbes, US News & World Report,, Men’s Health, and Money. She's also appeared on-camera for interviews with Inside Edition, Good Day New York, Inc., CNBC, Fox Business, and Good Morning America.


Amy received her bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Maine and her master's degree in social work from the University of New England.

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