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Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D.


Dr. Becker-Phelps, a licensed psychologist, is dedicated to helping people understand themselves and what they need to do to become emotionally and psychologically healthy. She accomplishes this through her work as a psychotherapist, writer, and speaker. She is the author of Bouncing Back from Rejection: Build the Resilience You Need to Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Down (New Harbinger Publications, 2019) and Insecure in Love: How Anxious Attachment Can Make You Feel Jealous, Needy, and Worried and What You Can Do About It (New Harbinger Publications, 2014) and the consulting psychologist for the book Love: The Psychology of Attraction (DK Publishing, 2016). In addition to her blog for Psychology Today, she is a regular writer for the WebMD Relationships blog and is the relationships expert on WebMD’s Relationships message board. She is a warm and engaging speaker who has addressed audiences in large and intimate settings, inspiring them to change, grow, and heal.

Dr. Becker-Phelps also has a YouTube Channel, Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD.

She graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego. Then she completed her postdoctoral internship in New Mexico at the Acoma-Canoncito-Laguna Hospital, where she treated Native American children and their families. After her contract ended, she worked at Monmouth Medical Center in NJ as a psychologist and pre-doctoral internship supervisor. Dr. Becker-Phelps later served as clinical director of Women's Psychological Services and chief of psychology at Somerset Medical Center in NJ. The hospital is now Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital -- Somerset, and she continues to be on the medical staff.

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