Dr. Ben Michaelis is a clinical psychologist in full-time private practice in Manhattan. He writes and speaks regularly about mental health, creativity, spirituality and motivation. A graduate of Columbia College and NYU, Dr. Michaelis brings his passion for creativity to his treatment approach, following three essential elements for helping patients get unstuck and moving forward: Play, Purpose, and Work.Dr. Michaelis is the author of Your Next Big Thing: Ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy. His book is filled with practical concepts, exercises, and advice that will help you envision a new horizon filled with possibility and promise, and move towards your vision with courage and conviction. You can get the 1st chapter of his book by signing up here. Find him on Twitter at @DrBenMichaelis and on Facebook.