Dale V. Atkins, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who has more than thirty years of experience guiding people in mindfully adapting to life transitions and managing stress while maintaining a balanced life. As a relationship expert, she focuses on caregiving and wellbeing in families who are dealing with chronic illness or disability; healthy aging; adaptation to loss; and thoughtful parenting, including raising children to be charitable. Dr. Atkins consults domestically and internationally. She lectures widely and conducts seminars and retreats on topics related to psychology, sociology, education, restoration of body and spirit, and communication. Among her clients are non-profit organizations, health and educational institutions, businesses, and government agencies. An author of several books, articles and journals, “Dr. Dale” is a recurrent guest expert in the media. She frequently appears on NBC-TV’s “The Today Show” and CNN’s Headline News (HLN). An active community volunteer, she serves on the Boards of several non-profit organizations whose missions include literacy, tolerance, wellness, and child protection. Dr. Atkins has a private psychology practice in New York City.