Amy Morin, LCSW

Amy Morin


Amy Morin is a psychotherapist and a lecturer at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She's a frequent keynote speaker to audiences ranging from stay-at-home parents to executives to athletes.

She's the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, an international bestselling book that has been translated into 25 languages. She's also the author of the forthcoming book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

Her TEDx talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, is one of the top 50 TEDx talks of all time. 


Amy has worked as a psychotherapist since 2002. She has expertise in treating children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, and behavior problems.

She has worked with many parents on addressing discipline related issues. She has taught parenting classes and provided one-on-one parent training to families dealing with problems ranging from defiance to truancy.

School departments frequently request her assistance in addressing behavior problems such as aggression and bullying.

She was a therapeutic foster parent for over 10 years and she frequently provided short-term, respite, and emergency placements for many children and teens. 

Amy has been quoted or mentioned in many major online and print publications, including Time, Fast Company, US News & World Report, Success, Parade, Parenting,, and Cosmpolitan. She's also appeared on-camera for interviews with Fox Business, the Glenn Beck TV show, Business Insider, Huffington Post Live and Forbes.

She's a regular contributor to Forbes and Inc. and her articles are frequently syndicated to Psychology Today and Huffington Post. 

See a complete list of Amy's media mentions.


Amy is a licensed clinical social worker. She received her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of New England.

A Word From Amy Morin, LCSW

"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."

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