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Meet Dr. Hallowell

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Dr. Hallowell is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, thought leader and New York Times best-selling author. He is the founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle. A graduate of Harvard College, Tulane Medical School, and a Harvard residency and fellowship in adult and child psychiatry, Dr. Hallowell served on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School for 20 years until he retired from academia to devote his full professional time to seeing patients, writing books, and giving lectures and seminars. 

Dr. Hallowell is considered to be one of the foremost experts on the topic of ADHD. His groundbreaking NY Times best-seller on ADD called “Driven to Distraction,” co-authored with John Ratey, M.D. brought attention deficit disorder to the general public. It has sold more than a million copies world-wide and has been translated into several languages.

Dr. Hallowell went on to write 19 more books on various psychological topics including several more books on ADD; the transformative force of connection in human life; how to deal with worry; how to forgive; how to raise children so that they will become the adults we hope they will become; how to run organizations so that each employee achieves at his or her peak; how to achieve focus in the modern, highly charged and distracted workplace and his latest book, a memoir. In aggregate, Dr. Hallowell’s books have sold more than 2 million copies.

Dr. Hallowell is a highly recognized International speaker. From corporate audiences to parent-teacher workshops and national television shows, people who listen to Dr. Hallowell come away stimulated, inspired and empowered to change their lives. He is a charismatic speaker, combining the knowledge of a Harvard instructor with his incredible understanding of ADHD, human nature and the struggles we face in this crazy/busy world.

Dr. Hallowell has been prominently featured in the media, including Oprah; Good Morning, America; Today; CBS Morning Show; The View; Dr. Oz; Dr. Phil; 60 Minutes; and CNN.  He has also been features in the NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek and other popular publications. 

He is also the host of “DISTRACTION” a weekly podcast series created to explore how we are driven to distraction and offers coping strategies to turn modern problems into new-found strengths.

In addition to his fame in the world of ADHD and pseudo-ADHD, Dr. Hallowell is also an expert in parenting, how to manage anxiety, and the importance of connection and forgiveness.

Dr. Hallowell lives in the Boston area with his wife, Sue, a social worker, and their three children.

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How Dr. Hallowell Can Help You:

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Dr. Hallowell sees patients at the Hallowell Centers

Dr. Hallowell has written books about many areas of mental health and well being

Dr. Hallowell has made several videos addressing popular topics

Dr. Hallowell’s ADHD summer programs: ADHD Family Summer Camp and Cape Cod Institute.  

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