Dr. Phil McGraw Biography

Dr. Phil McGraw

“The next several weeks,
months and years are going to go by
whether you are doing something
about your life circumstances or not .”

–Phil McGraw

Dr. Phil C. McGraw, Ph.D. has worked as a professional psychologist in the field of human functioning and strategic life planning for over 30 years. His weekly network television show, where he has become known simply as “Dr. Phil”, is a source of help and inspiration to millions. Dr. Phil gives matter-of-fact, expert advice on human behavior and life planning. Over the years he has helped his audiences build self-esteem, lose weight, deal with family crises and communication difficulties, repair damaged relationships, and more.

Drawing on 30 years experience in psychology and human functioning, Dr. Phil deals with real issues that arise in the real world with his signature “tell it like it is” style. His books and audio programs have been published in many countries with over 10 million copies in print, making him one of the world’s most sought-after authors and public speakers. As a professional psychologist, he has also published numerous scholarly articles in the fields of clinical psychology and behavioral medicine.

Phil McGraw appeared every Tuesday on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” then launched his own national Television show in the fall of 2002. In concert with his books and television work, Dr. Phil contributes a monthly column in O, The Oprah Magazine.

An avid golfer, tennis player, scuba diver, and little league baseball coach, Phillip McGraw lives in California with Robin, his wife of 30 years, and their two sons, Jay and Jordan.

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