Judy Ho

Judy Ho, Ph.D., ABPP, ABPdN, is a triple board certified and licensed clinical and forensic neuropsychologist, a tenured associate professor at Pepperdine University, and published author, penning Stop Self-Sabotage (HarperCollins, 2019), a book detailing a scientifically driven six-step program which has been translated into seven additional languages around the world. Her second book, which she co-authored with Max Dubrow, entitled I’ll Give It to You Straightish: What Your Teen Wants You to Know, is published by Flashpoint and contains Dr. Judy's evidence-based tips to help parents raise healthy and resilient teenagers. Dr. Judy’s third book, The New Rules of Attachment, which focuses on healing insecure attachment styles at any age to optimize well-being, career, goal attainment, and relationships with family, friends, and colleagues, was published by Hachette Book Group in March 2024. Dr. Judy maintains a private practice in Manhattan Beach, CA, where she specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and expert witness work. She regularly appears as an expert psychologist on television, podcasts, and radio, and contributes to other media including print and electronic periodicals. She was a co-host on the syndicate daytime television talk show The Doctors, co-host of CBS’s Face the Truth, and host of The SuperCharged Life podcast which focuses on scientific, tangible tips for physical and mental wellness, and strategies for motivation and productivity, produced by Stage 29 Podcast Productions. Dr. Judy Ho is an avid researcher and is a two-time recipient of the National Institute of Mental Health Services Research Award. She hosts an active research program to improve mental health care for high-need populations and is the chair of the Institutional Review Board at Pepperdine University. Her treatment approaches integrate the scientific principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. She often speaks at national and local events including research, clinical, and corporate conferences and workshops for organizations and schools. Dr. Judy received her bachelor's degrees in psychology and business administration from UC Berkeley, and her master's and doctorate from SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She completed a National Institute of Mental Health–sponsored fellowship at UCLA's Semel Institute.