Amy Morin, LCSW

Amy Morin Mental Strength Expert

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and lecturer at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. 

She's the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, a bestselling book that is being translated into 25 languages. Her book expands on her viral article that attracted worldwide attention.

She's also the author of the forthcoming book 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do.

A highly sought after speaker, she delivers talks about parenting and mental strength to a variety of crowds. 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's worked with children and teens, as well as their parents, teachers, and other caregivers on issues such as behavior problems and bullying. She diagnoses and treats mental health problems and teaches teens the skills they need to succeed.

She has collaborated with many school departments on strategies to address behavior problems, bullying, and mental health issues in teens. She has taught parenting classes and provided one-on-one parent training to help parents address a variety of behavior problems and family issues.

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

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

See a complete list of Amy's media mentions.

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


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

Amy Morin, LCSW

"Parenting teens is a tough job and I think today's world makes it tougher than ever. My goal is to help parents find that balance between giving their teen enough guidance, while also allowing for enough freedom to make mistakes."


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