Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD

Bio

Dr. Mike Dow is the cohost of VH1's Couples Therapy (Season 1: 2012), host of TLC's My 600 Pound Life Special (Season 1: 2012), host of TLC's Freaky Eaters (Seasons 1-2 : 2010-2011), and author of Diet Rehab. Dr. Mike makes regular appearances on Dr. Oz, Anderson, Rachael Ray, Nancy Grace, Nightline, and the Today show. Currently, Dr. Mike is the clinical director of therapeutic & behavioral services at The Body Well integrative medical center in Los Angeles. Dr. Mike's book "Diet Rehab: 28 Days to Stop Craving the Foods That Make You Fat" is now available internationally and will be published in three languages.

As a respected expert in the fields of relationships, food, and behavior, Dr. Mike has also been featured on Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, The Early Show, Extra, The Joy Behar Show, The Father Albert Show, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Fox News, ABC News, and CBS News. He is a contributor for the The Huffington Post and has been featured in LA Times, NY Post, US Weekly, People, and Emmy Magazine.

Dr. Mike is a member of the California Psychological Association and its neuropsychology & clinical psychopharmacology divisions, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and The Society of the Advancement for Sexual Health. Dr. Mike is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, Southern California University for Professional Studies, and USC where he was a Presidential Scholar. Currently, Dr. Mike is pursuing his second doctorate at the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists and is a Ph.D. candidate in clinical sexology. He has received post-doctoral education at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, completed training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and completed the Betty Ford Center professionals in residence program. Dr. Mike has worked for the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services in its outpatient services division, and in several Los Angeles public schools.

Specialties:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Psychology

Affiliation:

  • Author and TV Personality

Location:

  • Los Angeles, CA

Activity

  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has written an article:

    3 Steps to Reprogram Your Taste Buds

    Did you know most Americans aren’t eating most vegetables? If you’re one of them, you probably know it takes more than just making a mental decision to adopt

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  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has posted a video:

    How Is Prescription Drug Abuse Treated?

    Prescription drug abuse is far more prevalent than illegal drug abuse. Sharecare addiction expert Mike Dow explains how prescription drug addiction is treated.
  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
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    How Can I Curb Emotional Eating?

    Emotional eating can lead to unwanted pounds and an unhealthy relationship to food. Sharecare addiction specialist Mike Dow offers his tips on curbing this bad habit.
  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has posted a video:

    How Can I Avoid Raising a Picky Eater?

    Is your house filled with picky eaters? Sharecare expert Mike Dow offer advice on how to turn your littlest diners into adventurous eaters.
  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has posted a video:

    Are There Foods I Can Eat to Prevent Nicotine Cravings?

    Quitting smoking can be very difficult because your body craves nicotine. Addiction specialist Dr. Mike Dow reveals some foods that can stimulate the same sensations of nicotine without the harmful health effects from cigarettes.
  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has posted a video:

    What Are Some Foods to Have on Hand If Cravings Hit?

    Addiction specialist Dr. Mike Dow reveals different foods to have on hand to head off cravings.
  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has posted a video:

    How Can I Reduce My Carb Cravings?

    Carb "detox" can make you irritable and only work temporarily for weight loss. In this video, Dr. Oz and Dr. Dow discuss what foods to add to your diet to lessen your carb cravings.
  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has posted a video:

    How Can I Stop Craving Unhealthy Foods?

    Lots of people feel powerless under the spell of high calorie, high fat or high sugar foods. In this video, Dr. Mike Dow gives Dr. Oz the details of his four-week plan for curing unhealthy food cravings.
  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has posted a video:

    How Can I Reduce the Amount of Carbs I Eat?

    Carbs can be unhealthy and full of calories, so overloading on them is never a good idea. In this video, Dr. Oz and Dr. Dow reveal the number-one tip for kicking carbs to the curb.
  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has posted a video:

    How Can I Avoid the Triggers for Emotional Eating?

    Stress and loneliness are the two biggest triggers for emotional eating. In this video, Dr. Oz and Dr. Dow explain what to do when you feel like bingeing on unhealthy food.
  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has posted a video:

    How Do We Acquire Food Cravings?

    Psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow discusses how we acquire food cravings. Watch Dr. Mike Dow's video for information on addiction, food disorders and relationships.
  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has posted a video:

    Why Should I Avoid Giving Into Food Cravings?

    Every time you resist a food craving, you're one step closer to better health, says addiction specialist Dr. Mike Dow. To find out what to do instead of giving in to a food craving, watch this video.
  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has posted a video:

    What Are Some Foods to Have On Hand If Cravings Hit?

    Believe it or not, by having certain snacks on hand you can actually head off a craving, says addiction specialist Dr. Mike Dow. Watch this video to find out what he recommends.
  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has posted a video:

    Why Does Trying to Resist Something Make Us Want It More?

    Swearing off a certain food is a recipe for binging on it, says addiction specialist Dr. Mike Dow. To learn a better approach to resisting something, watch the video.
  • Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD has posted a video:

    What Is the Phenomenon Called Pica?

    Watch as Dr. Mike Dow explains the phenomenon called pica, how it came about and steps you can take to treat it.