Bio

Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, columnist, bestselling author, and television commentator Gail Saltz, M.D., has been called “a voice of wisdom and insight in a world of confusion and contradictions” by Tom Brokaw.  Dr. Saltz is a regular health, sex, and relationship contributor in the national media and the emotional wellness contributing editor forHealth magazine.

Dr. Saltz hosts 2 series at the famed 92nd Street Y, the first entitled “Strength of Mind “where she interviews celebrities and extraordinary individuals about psychologically interesting issues. To date, she has spoken with such luminaries as Woody Allen, Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, Jane Pauley, Howie Mandell and Rosie O’Donnell, among others. The latter is “Psychobiography” a look inside the minds of historical icons.

Gaining a reputation as the go-to-expert on a variety of psychological issues, especially those pertaining to women’s emotional well-being, Dr. Saltz has appeared repeatedly on national television programs including The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe ViewDateline20/20Primetime, Fox News, CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, and many more.  She is frequently featured and quoted in national press including Associated PressNewsweekO MagazineParadeRedbookWoman’s WorldTown & CountryThe New York Times, and more.

Dr. Saltz is the author of the critically-acclaimed Becoming Real: Defeating the Stories We Tell Ourselves That Hold Us BackAnatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie and The Ripple Effect: How Better Sex Can Lead To a Better Life. She has also written 2 children’s books, Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts and Changing You: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality.

Dr. Saltz Graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and served her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Cornell-Weill School of Medicine and The New York Presbyterian Hospital.

A Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine, Dr. Saltz is a psychoanalyst with The New York Psychoanalytic Institute and has a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She lives in New York with
her husband and three daughters.