Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Clinical psychologist; Author 'Emotional First Aid'

Guy Winch Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, speaker, and author whose books have been translated into 14 languages. He received his Ph.D. from New York University in 1991 and has a private practice in Manhattan. His first book, The Squeaky Wheel (Bloomsbury, 2011) explored the psychology behind a universal habit—complaining. In his second book, Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts (Hudson Street Press, 2014) he breaks down the emotional wounds we sustain from common psychological experiences and spells out easy-to-use treatments we can apply to heal. His advice is always backed up by peer-reviewed scientific findings and his books feature extensive note sections. Further, his years performing stand-up comedy infuse his storytelling with generous doses of humor and wit, and make his suggestions, relatable, compelling, and entertaining, as well as highly practical. His writing has been featured on,, Psychology and other national media outlets.