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Dr. Venus Nicolino
Los Angeles United States (California)
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Throughout her career as a doctor of clinical psychology and media personality, Dr. Venus Nicolino has earned a reputation as a walking, talking paradox. Better known as Dr. V, she’s a credentialed mental health care provider, feisty Italian mother, and a native of blue-collar West Philadelphia. Nicolino is a renowned relationship guru, bestselling author, and media personality unafraid to punctuate her heartfelt advice with an expletive or two. Known for her sass and sincerity, Dr. V backs up her relationship advice with psychological credentials. She holds two master’s degrees —one in counseling psychology from New York University, the other in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology — in addition to her doctorate. Nicolino knows how serious the mental health epidemic is in the United States — and that’s exactly why she wants to reach as many people as possible with her no-bull approach to relationships, body image, and self-confidence. Nicolino’s advice has reached far beyond her private practice: She’s dished out advice on media outlets like CBS News, SiriusXM, Rachael Ray, The Dr. Oz Show, The Real, and Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. She was featured on Bravo TV’s LA Shrinks and hosted 80 episodes of Marriage Boot Camp. Dr. Venus Nicolino has accomplished over 100 episodes of television. In addition to her work as a media personality, Nicolino is the bestselling author of Bad Advice: How to Survive and Thrive in an Age of Bulls--t. Dr. V’s no-holds-barred writing quickly earned her a No. 1 spot on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list and USA Today. The New York Post wrote that Bad Advice was one of the “top five books that will change your life”. Dr. Venus Nicolino also hosts a weekly podcast, “The Tea With Dr. V.” She uses her background as a social scientist and her natural bulls–t detector to dish out sharp advice (with love) to a star-studded list of celebrity guests like Christine Evangelista and Anthony Scaramucci. Inher personal life, Dr. Venus Nicolino is a dedicated wife and mother who lives in Lugano, Switzerland.