Stacy Kaiser

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Stacy Kaiser is a successful Southern California-based licensed psychotherapist, author, relationship expert and media personality. With more than 100 television appearances in the last year on major networks, including CNN, NBC, CBS and FOX, Stacy has built a reputation for bringing a unique mix of thoughtful and provocative insights to a wide range of topics. Stacy tackles the demands of a thriving private practice while meeting daily challenges as a mother of two school-age children. She is a much-sought-after public speaker on a wide variety of topics, ranging from office and personal-relationship issues to anger management and family politics. In addition to her numerous television appearances, her expertise and unique perspective have been solicited by a diverse group of clients, including major corporations, public institutions, government agencies and philanthropic organizations.

Stacy possesses a unique ability to identify the essence of issues and problems quickly. Her style is honest and forthright, while also exhibiting the compassion and sensitivity fundamental to her profession. A passion for improving the lives of the underserved within her community led to Stacy’s work with Southern California’s premier family resource center, Friends of the Family, where she has worked with battered women, teen parents, abused children and families in crisis for the past 20 years. She has also been engaged by organizations that include the FBI, the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Los Angeles Unified School District, Kaiser Permanente and Hughes Aircraft to implement workshops and handle third-party mediations.

Stacy received her B.A. in psychology from California State University, Northridge and her M.A. in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has received advanced training in the areas of human and child development, as well as eating disorders and food-related issues. You can learn more about Stacy on her website

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