Jerry Weichman, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Adolescent Specialist
CA LiCENSE # - PSY 20346
Dr. Jerry Weichman is a clinical psychologist and adolescent health specialist at Hoag Hospital’s Neurosciences Institute in Newport Beach. He has counseled more than 5,000 teens on how to navigate contemporary pressures, including parents, academic work, social challenges, friends and stress.
His clinical practice inspired him to create the Teen Brain Program and launch The Weichman Clinic. Founded in 2009, the Weichman Clinic is one of the only truly comprehensive mental-wellness programs focused exclusively on the unique needs of children and adolescents.
Author of the teen survival guide How To Deal, Dr. Weichman has been interviewed for and quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times and appeared on ABC and Fox networks. He also speaks to parents, teachers, administrators and students about bullying and cyberbullying, substance abuse, sexting, depression, academic performance, parental expectations, teen sexuality, eating disorders, body-image issues, stress-related disorders, teen behavior issues and teen social drama.
Dr. Weichman holds an undergraduate degree from University of the Pacific, where he played college football, and earned his master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from the California Graduate Institute of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He likes spending free time with his family, traveling and snowboarding.
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Dr. Weichman’s popular speeches, lectures and seminars have been presented to assemblies of students, teachers, parents and administrators in middle schools and high schools across Southern California and in several states. Some of the topics Dr. Weichman speaks regularly about include violence, bullying/cyber bullies, substance abuse, sexting, depression, academic performance, parental expectations, teen sex, eating disorders, body-image issues, stress related disorders, behavior problems, and teenage social drama.
How To Deal
A Live Speaking Presentation
For Teens and Parents
How to Deal is a motivational and life-skills presentation which teaches teens how to use The Tool Belt to deal with the stress, drama and challenges that present themselves while navigating middle school and high school.
In this presentation, the combination of his relative youth, use of adolescent-friendly language and a conversational and charismatic speaking style enables Dr. Jerry to connect with teens and gain their trust.
How to Deal provides concrete applicable tools and an explanation how to use these tools to increase your self esteem and confidence. The presentation is the length of a typical class period (45 minutes) and can be presented to large assemblies of students (up to 1,000), individual classes, open forums and teen discussion groups as well as teachers, parents, and administrators.
Decode Your Teen
A Live Speaking Presentation For Parents
Dr. Jerry speaks to parents with an emphasis on how to parent your teenager successfully. In his presentation, Dr. Jerry addresses common and chronic parenting issues and provides tips and tools for knowing what your kids are doing, how to talk to them and ways to help your kids handle things like stress, depression, grades & homework, friends and social drama.
Parents call him the “Teen Decoder” because he demystifies teen behavior; he explains the challenges teens face every day bridging modern-age adolescent lingo, concepts, and technology trends with doctoral-level clinical knowledge in an approach that resonates with parents.
How To Deal
Dr. Jerry Weichman's
Teen Survival Guide Book
How To Deal: Real-World Tools for Surviving Your Teenage Years gives teens the low down about coping with the unique challenges facing young adults and offers practical tools to help with peer pressure, academics, depression, anxiety, stress, friends and social drama, substance abuse, handling mistakes, and communication strategies to ensure a successful transition into adulthood. Jerry Weichman, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who helps preteens and teens lead happier lives.