Alumni Profiles – Alpert

Alumni Profiles

Jonathan Alpert ’95

Dubbed “Manhattan’s most media-friendly psychotherapist” by the New York Observer, Jonathan Alpert is known for delivering frank yet helpful advice. Journalists love his candor and warmth, and they frequently call upon him to comment on hard news stories, current events, lifestyle and hot-button issues, celebrities, mental health, politicians, and more. Jonathan has appeared on every major news show and is frequently quoted in newspapers, magazines, radio, and the international press. He even appears in the 2010 Oscar-winning film, Inside Job, where he comments on the financial crisis and is called upon as an expert in TLC’s My Strange Addiction.

His column, No More Drama, runs bi-weekly in Metro newspaper and reaches one million readers in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. He also pens a column for the Huffington Post. In 2012 he authored his first book, “Be Fearless: Change Your Life in 28 Days”.

Jonathan graduated from Eastern in 1995 with a Degree in Sociology/Applied Social Relations and holds an advanced degree in psychology and is licensed in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. He started his career in emergency care, later worked in academia, did a stint at the FBI, then a major corporation, and currently has a thriving practice in New York. His direct and no-nonsense approach has helped countless clients overcome a wide range of issues.

“A few key professors can make all the difference in the world and at Eastern I got just that,” said Alpert. “I had professors who brought their real life experience into the classroom, helping to make otherwise complex theories simple to understand. This approach got me excited about the prospect of being a therapist and helped to drive me forward as I pursued graduate studies and beyond.”

“Eastern gave me the start I needed to get to where I am today.”