Dr. Judy Rosenberg, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in Psychology from the California Graduate Institute in Los Angeles and a BA in Psychology from UCLA. Prior to starting the Habit Breakers Clinic in1980, she worked for several smoking cessation clinics and found that smokers were able to quit smoking but that staying off cigarettes was another matter.
Her Doctoral Dissertation, the “Effects of a Mood-Altering Treatment on the Success Rate and Depression Level of Smokers Who Want to Stop Smoking” led her on a life-long journey to deal with this issue.
After several years of working with thousands of smokers, Dr. Rosenberg realized that many smokers don’t want to go to a stop smoking clinic and would rather stop smoking in the privacy of their own home.
In 1986, she wrote a self-help book on kicking the smoking habit. The book was based on the cold turkey approach to breaking the smoking habit and losing the desire to resume and sold over a quarter of a million copies.
She recently discovered another essential key to success—CHOICE— having the freedom to choose between gradually withdrawing from the drug nicotine or using a cold turkey approach.
Dr. Rosenberg is also a Media Psychologist and has appeared on many talk shows such as the Roseanne Show, the Jenny Jones Show and Animal Planet. She is currently in private practice in Los Angeles and offers private one-on-one therapy to people who want additional help to break the habit of smoking. Dr. Rosenberg is also the founder of Get Dating Ready (www.getdatingready.com) making people over from the inside out and addressing the #1 turnoff to dating-smoking.