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TV Relationship Expert Dr. Michelle: A Candid Psychologist Motivates Singles to Reach Their Full Potential

Amber Brooks • 11/07/17

The Short Version: No one can doubt Dr. Michelle Callahan’s credentials as a dating and relationship expert. After earning her doctorate in psychology, she developed sound coaching techniques at JP Morgan Chase and gained traction with television audiences as a guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Today Show,” and other daytime programs. She currently makes a living by speaking at national conferences where she inspires audiences with her thoughtful perspective on dating, relationships, and life. The motivational speaker and author also personalizes her insights in her online advice column and individual coaching programs. Full of positivity, Dr. Michelle is an empowering voice of reason for daters seeking real solutions and honest feedback. If you want to improve yourself and your relationships, check out what Dr. Michelle has to say.

Dr. Michelle R. Callahan has a long list of accomplishments to her name. She received her Ph.D in psychology from the University of Michigan, was a National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Yale University, developed coaching manuals as a Vice President at JP Morgan Chase, and hosted the syndicated talk show “Wedlock or Deadlock.”

With her positivity and insight, life coach Dr. Michelle gives singles and couples the strength to come into their own.

Throughout her career, the outspoken psychologist developed a knack for motivating individuals to become the best versions of themselves. She’s passionate about sharing effective strategies and research-based insights with singles and couples facing all kinds of difficulties.

Today, Dr. Michelle travels the world as a motivational speaker, has been a a guest speaker for popular TV shows, and coaches people in need of guidance in their personal or professional lives.

Inspirational thought leaders like Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Oz, and Tyra Banks have highlighted Michelle’s relationship expertise and given her a platform to reach men and women of all backgrounds.

When not appearing on talk shows or news segments, Dr. Michelle takes the time to work one on one with people as a life, career, and dating coach. Many of her clients have praised her tell-in-like-it-is coaching style. In proactive discussions, she gets straight to the point and provides logical steps to get the results you want.

“To work on relationships, you must be strategic,” she wrote in her “Five Ways to Improve Your Relationships” blog post. “The people who get ahead in life understand every relationship is unique and take the time to understand the other person involved in the interaction. You need to think about how your goal is tied into their goal.”

Learn the Strategies for Dating Success From a Professional

In her life and dating coaching, Dr. Michelle works one on one with people and urges them to achieve breakthroughs in their personal and professional lives. Her expert insights motivate singles to realize their worth, cultivate a positive frame of mind, and seek fulfilling relationships.

After working with her, many clients become more active daters with high standards and goals for themselves. Dr. Michelle lends her support as a trained psychologist to get to the heart of emotional issues and help men and women develop strong communication and interpersonal skills. Her support prompts daters to move forward and free themselves from negative dating patterns.

To use Dr. Michelle’s words, “It’s easy to let the past define your present and future, but when it comes to your identity, you have to let go of the old and make room for the new.”

If you’re in need of a go-to dating resource, Dr. Michelle’s blog is a good place to start to see if her advice resonates with you. Since 2009, the dating expert and motivational speaker has penned thoughtful articles about dating, relationships, breakups, parenting, and other love-related issues. Her blog offers well-researched ideas and tips to navigate relationships like a pro.

Over the years, Dr. Michelle has lent her guidance to top publications as an advice columnist for Women’s Health Magazine and as a contributor to HuffPost. Her smart, straight-to-the-point know-how has made her a highly sought-after and influential voice in the dating industry. She has traveled from coast to coast to deliver keynote speeches at dozens of conferences for organizations, including the National Sales Network, NAACP, Urban League, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Essence Women’s Leadership Conference.

According to her website, “Whether talking to an audience of high school students or Fortune 500 executives, Michelle is a dynamic speaker who inspires and motivates others to see themselves and their circumstances in a new light.”

“Ms. Typed” Teaches Women to Stop Sabotaging Themselves

Released around Valentine’s Day in 2010, Dr. Michelle’s first book, “Ms. Typed: Stop Sabotaging Your Relationships and Find Dating Success,” is a game-changer for singles wondering what they’re doing wrong. Dr. Michelle offers a fresh take on the dating scene by outlining 10 specific types of daters who get in their own way by making the same common mistakes. She doesn’t judge these types of singles; instead she helps them see where they can improve.

Dr. Michelle’s book describes 10 dating types that women fall into in relationships.

You can find out what your type is by completing an engaging quiz and then read the uplifting testimonials of women who put an end to their bad dating habits and found the love they were looking for. Whether you relate to Ms. Drama Queen or Ms. Second Place, you’ll find specific solutions to common dating issues. The Ms. Typed Makeover chapters give readers step-by-step guidance to becoming happy and healthy before getting into a relationship.

In her book, Dr. Michelle recommends practical exercises to help clingy daters let go and help aloof daters show affection. Women of all personality types can use this dating resource to correct their mistakes and find love. Michelle’s proactive outlook on dating is inspiring for singles feeling at a loss or out of luck.

“Dr. Michelle has hit the nail on the head with this one,” wrote Lynn Toler, host of “Divorce Court,” in a review. “She sees just what we’re doing wrong, how we’re getting it wrong, and gives us practical advice on how to fix it. And, as if that [weren’t] enough, she manages to entertain us while she’s doing it!”

Ask Dr. Michelle: Detailed Answers to Personal Questions

One thing about Dr. Michelle, she keeps herself busy. It’s not enough to travel the globe to give talks or appear on syndicated news shows, she also endeavors to reach singles through her Ask Dr. Michelle column. This engaging webpage fosters a one-to-one dialogue where daters in a crisis can find the solutions they need to overcome a range of personal issues.

Everyday people come online to ask questions like “Should I hide my vibrator to spare my boyfriend’s ego?” or “How do I get over an ex?” Michelle posts her answers to give specific advice to people across the web. It’s a completely anonymous advice column so singles and couples need not be shy about sharing their troubles.

“You shouldn’t bother dating anyone who makes you feel inadequate.” — Dr. Michelle, dating expert, motivational speaker, and author

With compassion and consideration, Dr. Michelle gives out free analysis in her advice column and inspires people to make the right decisions in their love lives. “Look for the lesson in what you’re going through,” she told someone who felt down about life in general, “and recognize that you are probably being prepared for greater things and realize that this funk is keeping you from achieving those things. Good luck!”

Dr. Michelle Encourages You to Embrace the Best Within Yourself

From one-on-one coaching to nationally broadcasted TV appearances, Dr. Michelle works hard to get her message across and share her insights with as many people as possible. Her long and impressive résumé is a testament to her commitment to influencing and informing daters around the world. She knows how to spur people into action and loves seeing her clients and readers take her advice and run with it.

Dr. Michelle’s results-driven encouragement is inspirational to singles and couples experiencing loneliness, conflict, and other emotional issues. Both online and in person, the love-oriented psychologist opens a positive discussion about the subjects that matter to daters, including how to find love and how to make a relationship last. Her problem-solving approach can make a real difference in people’s lives.

“I believe we can learn a lot from each other’s difficulties and accomplishments,” Dr. Michelle wrote to her readers. “I hope that my comments provide you with some insight into situations that you are facing in your life.”

About The Author

Amber Brooks is a Contributing Editor at DatingAdvice.com. When she was growing up, her family teased her for being "boy crazy," but she preferred to think of herself as a budding dating expert. As an English major in college, Amber honed her communication skills to write clearly, knowledgeably, and passionately about topics that interest her. Now with a background in writing, Amber brings her tireless wit and relatable experiences to DatingAdvice.com.