Ben Michaelis, PhD, is a clinical and media psychologist. Dr. Michaelis graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University and earned his master’s degree and PhD from New York University. Dr. Michaelis has been in private practice in New York City since 2005. Since that time he has authored numerous scholarly articles and served on the faculty of Lenox Hill Hospital. He is currently a visiting scholar at Columbia University. His writing has been featured on The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.com, as well as many other popular websites and magazines. Dr. Michaelis has been a guest expert on various radio and nationally syndicated television programs. He is the author of the bestselling book Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy.