Phil McGraw

Phil McGraw

Host, The Dr. Phil Show; NY Times Bestselling Author, Psychologist

Speaker Categories: Psychology/Mental Health | Relationships/Sexuality | Motivation with Humor | Family & Children’s Issues | Substance Abuse | Social Trends | Addiction | Health/Fitness/Wellness | Medical Professional

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Host, The Dr. Phil Show; NY Times Bestselling Author, Psychologist

Dr. Phil McGraw is one of the most well-known mental health professionals in the world and is the host of the leader in daytime talk, DR. PHIL. Since 2002, DR. PHIL has provided the most comprehensive forum on mental health issues in the history of television.

The Dr. Phil Show

For ten years, Dr. McGraw has used the DR. PHIL platform to make psychology accessible and understandable to the general public by addressing important personal and social issues. Using his top-rated show as a teaching tool, he takes aim at the critical issues of our time, including the "silent epidemics" of bullying, drug abuse, domestic violence, depression, child abuse, suicide and various forms of severe mental illness.  Dr. McGraw is frequently called upon for his expert opinion on current events by major national and international news outlets including "Today," "Good Morning America," "CBS This Morning" and "Anderson Cooper 360," to name a few.

Best-Selling Author

In addition to creating more than 1,700 hours of national television devoted to helping people create better lives and families, Dr. McGraw is the author of six #1 New York Times bestsellers, published in 39 languages with nearly 30 million copies in print. Because of his broad education, training and experience in the field of psychology, and his unique ability to effectively communicate in common sense language,

Philanthropy

In 2003, Dr. McGraw established The Dr. Phil Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization funding many worthy projects benefitting disadvantaged children and families. In addition to his work with the Dr. Phil Foundation, Dr. McGraw is a frequent supporter of many worthwhile organizations, including the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. Dr. McGraw and his wife Robin, have devoted countless hours promoting their recruitment project that generated an increase of 100 million dollars of volunteer services in just one year. Additionally, he frequently supports disaster relief and was quick to volunteer his services in post-Katrina New Orleans and in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The Dr. Phil Foundation is another tool in McGraw's arsenal to fight problems that cripple our society in subtle but undeniable ways.

Awards and Honors

Dr. McGraw's work was recognized by the American Psychological Association with a presidential citation in 2006 and the DR. PHIL show has received 25 Emmy nominations and won 5 PRISM Awards, for the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse and addiction. In addition, The Alliance for Women in Media, sponsors of the Gracie Award, named after Gracie Allen, has honored DR. PHIL four times.

Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out

What if there is a You that has never seen the light of day, has never got to say, "Hey, what about me?" What if there is a You that you have never even met and certainly never permitted to just be, without fear of judgment or condemnation? What if you live your life on the sidelines in constant fear of failing to please those who forever seem to stand in judgment of you and your life? What if you discovered that you had settled for what life has served up instead of what you really wanted and needed? What if you really think and feel things you have never allowed to come out, and certainly never acted on? What if your marriage is not at all what you really emotionally want and need, but you silently stay the course anyway, selling out your hope to be happy? What if you are allowing days to turn into weeks and weeks to turn into months and months to turn into years, all adding up to a lifetime of being what some nameless, faceless world has assigned you to be? If any of these "What ifs" are true in your life, then you need to listen to Dr. Phil. First, he will have some bad news, and he will have some good news. The bad news is you are making the choices that have put you in this life circumstance; the good news is you are making the choices that have put you in this life circumstance. Now is the time to make the biggest choice of your life. Through Self Matters, Dr. Phil will help you do just that.

Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters

Some people spend their lives reacting to what life hands them, while others craft life to fit their goals. Dr. McGraw who is a psychologist but describes himself as a strategist, is determined to make sure that his audience members are the creators of their lives, not created by their lives. By accepting that you are personally accountable for every element of your life, McGraw says, you can erase the negative "epidemic behaviors" (found in all of American society: denial, false assumptions, inertia, deceptive masking) in your life and reach your goals. Presented in a tough-love, sometimes cantankerous tone, this speech is not for those looking to explore their inner child or visualize away negative energy. No, this is pull-yourself-up-by-the- bootstraps advice from someone who's done just that.

Get Real

Through his many books and his daily syndicated television talk show, Dr. Phil McGraw has galvanized millions of people to get real about their own behavior. As a speaker, Dr. Phil is able to present and discuss everything from the major front-page stories to the latest in pop culture to the most recent social trends that seem to be changing the way all of us live. In his entertaining, dead-on style, he can share his opinions about the country's most prominent newsmakers and celebrities. He can talk about ordinary Americans who suddenly find themselves in the spotlight. He can even talk about himself and, yes, his own foibles. Above all, Dr. Phil always challenges his audience, pushing them to discover what they have to do to move confidently forward. Through humor, satire, straight talk and old-fashioned insight, Dr. Phil's keynote address provides a large dose of sensibility for those trying to make sense of their lives.

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