About Dr. Leonard Felder

Leonard Felder, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who has written ten books that have sold more than one million copies and been translated into 14 languages. Dr. Felder's  latest book is Fitting in is Overrated:  The Survival Guide for Anyone Who Has Ever Felt Like an Outsider.  (www.fittinginisoverrated.com)

His previous titles include When Difficult Relatives Happen to Good People, The Ten Challenges, Seven Prayers That Can Change Your Life, Does Someone at Work Treat You Badly?, Wake Up or Break Up, Making Peace with Your Parents, and Making Peace with Yourself. 


Dr. Felder received the 1985 Nonfiction Book of the Year Award from Medical Self-Care Magazine, the 2002 Best Spiritual Writing Award from Tikkun Magazine, and a 2005 honorary degree from the New Seminary in New York for developing methods to teach clergy and congregations to be respectful of diversity.


Doctor Leonard Felder has appeared on more than 200 television and radio programs, including Oprah, The Today Show, The Early Show, CNN, AM Canada, NPR and ABC Talk Radio.



Speak Up: Asking for Forgiveness for Approval-Seeking

By September 19, 2008

During Selichot services this Saturday night and at the High Holy Days in a few weeks, each of us will be seeking forgiveness for all sorts of ways that we diminish ourselves and others. As a therapist, I’ve found that … Read More

Roots Vs. Suits: What I Learned from Alex Haley

By September 18, 2008

Have you ever met someone whose amazing courage to be authentic and decent gave you extra courage to be authentic and decent in your own life? I was 22 and had recently graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio when I … Read More

How Long Before A Great New Idea Bears Fruit?

By September 17, 2008

In 1992, exactly 350 years after Galileo died under house arrest and suffered excommunication for saying the Earth might be revolving around the sun, the church in Rome apologized.  "You were right, we were a little slow to catch on," they … Read More

Have You Ever Strayed From the Tribe? If So, Yasher Koach!

By September 16, 2008

Are you a Jew who sometimes strays?  Or do you know someone who is constantly exploring a variety of approaches for living with meaning and purpose? For several years, I’ve belonged to an innovative congregation of Jewish adults where a sizeable … Read More

Now That Jews Can Mingle, Should We Partake?

By September 15, 2008

So I was watching Senator Joe Lieberman on television at the Republican convention the first week of September going on and on about how much he deeply admires not only John McCain but also Sara Palin.  I began to wonder, … Read More