Xavier Amador, PhD, is founder and head of the internationally acclaimed LEAP Institute, which helps people improve communication skills across a wide range of disciplines, from health care, to family and interpersonal interaction, to the business world. A clinical psychologist and professor at Teachers College Columbia University, he is author of eight books, including the international best seller I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! (available in 15 languages); I’m Right, You’re Wrong, Now What; When Someone You Love is Depressed; Break the Bipolar Cycle; and Being Single in a Couple’s World.
Amador and his faculty at the LEAP Institute have trained tens of thousands of people around the world in the LEAP communication method (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner). His expertise has made him a regular contributor to the Today Show and a featured guest on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, 60 Minutes, CNN, ABC’s World News Tonight, and many others. He was a featured psychologist on the PBS series, This Emotional Life, where he helped several couples improve their relationships. Amador also appeared on the reality television show Bethenny Ever After. The sessions between Amador and the show’s star, Bethenny Frankel, showed the general public how real-life psychologists interact with patients, and how even successful people benefit from counseling.
Xaveir Amador is also a well-known forensic psychologist who has worked on numerous high-profile cases, including the Unabomber, PFC Lynndie England, Elizabeth Smart, and Jared Loughner cases.
What People are Saying About Xavier Amador
“Dr. Amador’s LEAP method takes you by the hand and heart and leads you to an understanding that gives you the power to break the impasse and get what you need. I know of nothing even in the same league.”
—Gerry Spence, author of the New York Times best seller How to Argue and Win Every Time