Keith Russell Ablow

(born November 23, 1961) is an American author, television personality, and psychiatrist. He was a contributor for Fox News Channel and TheBlaze.  In 2020 Keith Ablow launched Pain-2-Power. Pain-2-Power is a unique blend of counseling, life coaching and mentoring that helps people achieve optimal emotional well-being and performance. As you identify the exact elements of your life story that have been holding you back, whole reservoirs of power will start to be freed up. The more you uncover, the more power you tap—very possibly more than you have ever known. Then, you put that power to work for you, in the most productive, satisfying and enriching ways possible.

Keith Ablow is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous books on developing self-esteem, building success and overcoming depression, anxiety disorders and other psychological challenges. He co-authored the New York Times bestselling self-help book The 7 Wonders, as well as authoring Living the Truth and 14 other books. He has appeared over 1,000 times on The Today Show, Oprah, Good Morning America, the Fox News Channel, CBS This Morning, Inside Edition and many other national television programs. 

Early Life and Education

Ablow was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, the son of Jewish parents Jeanette Norma and Allan Murray Ablow. Ablow attended Marblehead High School, graduating in 1979. He graduated from Brown University in 1983, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in neurosciences. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School. In 1987 and completed his psychiatry residency at the Tufts-New England Medical Center. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in psychiatry in 1993 and forensic psychiatry in 1999. In 2019 Ablow completed his graduate studies in pastoral counseling from Liberty University. 

While a medical student, he worked as a reporter for Newsweek and a freelancer for the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun and USA Today. After his residency, Ablow served as medical director of the Tri-City Mental Health Centers and then became medical director of Heritage Health Systems and Associate Medical Director of Boston Regional Medical Center. 

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Keith is a great life coach and really easy to talk to. He’s helped me stayed focused and I highly recommend him!William FrancoNovember 19, 2020
Michael GOctober 8, 2020
I had an incredible experience working with Keith Ablow. He made the process of our cross-country virtual appointment a seamless one each time, (pre-covid when less common); and his patience/tone made me feel completely at ease. The level of guilt/anxiety I felt in my life was greatly reduced due to his uncanny ability to truly help get to the core of the issue, and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from Keith during one of the most difficult transitions of my life!Erin CruzDecember 10, 2020
Keith Ablow has helped my family through a horrible trauma. His patience, wisdom and guidance have been a Godsend. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.Valarie GengelOctober 30, 2020
Working with Keith was extremely enlightening and productive. My business was going through a transition and re-brand, and Keith helped in many aspects. He made a point to genuinely understand my business and vision and provided perspectives I hadn't thought of before. Keith is a great collaborator and very enjoyable to work with. He provided constructive feedback so that I could consider different approaches. The result was that my company's rebrand was beyond successful. Keith's work with me made my company better than it would have been without his inputs, edits and advice. I felt like nothing was off-limits, so if I had a crazy idea he would be the one to encourage and inspire me to further fine tune it. He is truly gifted in many ways and anyone would be fortunate to have him by their side through any personal issue or business endeavor.Lisa ScottOctober 8, 2020
Pain to Power is an amazing platform! I'm proud to be part of that infinite well of potentiality. Thank you, Dr. Ablow.Lilly DraguNovember 18, 2020
It has been on my bucket list to have an appointment with Keith Ablow. I was not disappointed! Thank you , Keith , for sharing your knowledge and expertise and for making me feel like my dreams are possible. I am pretty excited to be working with you 🙂IngridOctober 31, 2020
Dr. Ablow retaught me how to love myself as well as how to move through everyday life dealing with my problems instead of just hiding from them.Polar ExclusiveOctober 30, 2020
Keith is the ultimate life coach-- Providing guidance,clarity and strategies to achieve personal and professional goals. His empathy and humor help one define individual purpose and identify creativity,while acknowledging purpose and meaning are part of something bigger than ourselves.K FairbendOctober 30, 2020
Working with Keith has been an amazing, prolifically impactful experience—one that’s helped me define my goals (both in life and professionally), as well as the things that are holding me back (and how to work through them). Beyond sessions, he touches base with me daily to help hold me accountable in areas we’ve discussed, along with providing immense insight and feedback—essentially going above and beyond. I would definitely recommend working with him!Britney ClossonDecember 9, 2020
The real deal! Has benefited my business tremendously.Brandon Paul-FinkOctober 30, 2020
Clodagh BartholomewDecember 9, 2020
Reflection TrustOctober 7, 2020
I will always be grateful for the time and energy Dr. Ablow has generously spent helping me through some very difficult life situations. He was instrumental in helping through these times. Dr. Ablow also encouraged me to develop my love for writing poetry and with his help, my first poetry collection is being published. I believe if one has a dream and is looking for guidance, support and good sound advice then Dr. Ablow is the number one coach to bring you to that dream. Thanks, Dr. Ablow for having my back.miranda diggleOctober 31, 2020

Television and Writing Career

Ablow has written columns for publications including The New York TimesThe Washington PostU.S. News & World ReportUSA TodayNewsweekThe Baltimore SunThe Boston Herald and He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe Today ShowThe Howard Stern ShowGood Morning AmericaCBS Early ShowLarry King LiveThe Tyra Banks

ShowNancy Grace (CNN) programCatherine Crier LiveThe Dr. Oz ShowFox & FriendsGeraldoImusMontelInside EditionShowbiz Tonight, and The O’Reilly Factor.  

Ablow has written 16 books, some published by the American Psychiatric Association, has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and written for Psychiatric Times magazine.

From June 2006 through September 2007, Ablow was host and executive producer of his own national daily talk show, The Dr. Keith Ablow Show, syndicated by Warner Bros. 

“Move over, Dr. Phil.” [New York Times, re Dr. Ablow launching The Dr. Keith Ablow Show] “Ablow doesn’t rant or raise his voice. He is firm and poignant but empathetic.”

Since his show’s cancellation, Ablow has been a contributing editor for Good Housekeeping Magazine and a columnist for the New York Post. He contributes commentary and analysis for the Fox News Channel. 

Published Books


  • Medical School: Getting In, Staying In, Staying Human (1987)
  • How to Cope with Depression (1989)
  • To Wrestle With Demons: A Psychiatrist Struggles to Understand His Patients and Himself (1992)
  • Anatomy of a Psychiatric Illness: Healing the Mind and Brain (1993)
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Kappler: The Doctor Who Became a Killer (1994)
  • Without Mercy: The Shocking True Story of a Doctor Who Murdered (1996)
  • Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson (2005)
  • Living the Truth: Transform Your Life Through the Power of Insight and Honesty (2007)
  • The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life (2011) (co-authored with Glenn Beck)
  • Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony: A Psychological Portrait (2011)
  • Trump Your Life (2020)


The series features Frank Clevenger, a forensic psychiatrist from Massachusetts.

  • Denial(1998)
  • Projection(1999)
  • Compulsion(2002)
  • Psychopath(2003)
  • Murder Suicide(2004)
  • The Architect(2005)


“Deep and powerful . . . Honesty emanates almost palpably from the page.” The Washington Times [re Dr. Ablow’s New York Times bestselling book, coauthored by Glenn Beck, The 7 Wonders]

“Psychiatrist Keith Ablow has reintroduced the idea of ‘character’ into his practice.”  US News & World Report

“Fascinating and evocative work.” Carol Nadelson, MD, former president of the American Psychiatric Association

“Fascinating clinical insights.” The New York Times

 “Ablow offers pragmatic advice . . . “ Journal of the American Medical Association [re Dr. Ablow’s book Medical School: Getting In, Staying In, Staying Human]

Keith Ablow The Brand

Keith Ablow

Empowering you to take control of your thoughts and emotions, to meet any challenge and to achieve any goal.



Pain-2-Power is a unique blend of counseling, life coaching and mentoring that helps people achieve optimal emotional well-being and performance. Check out the Pain-2-Power YouTube channel.


Keith Ablow Creative

A boutique creative coaching company to writers, artists, inventors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.



Dr. Keith Ablow,  Commander Kirk Lippold USN (Ret.), and Christian Josi are dedicated to healing America’s veterans. Launching #HELP22 in the fall of 2019.


The Cottage

The Cottage is a private sanctuary for clients. It offers a genuine, dedicated, and direct healing partnership with one of the most famous healers in the world, uniquely able to harness the powerful synergies of counseling, life coaching, and mentoring. 


Project Prescription Art

In 2017 Ablow launched Project Prescription, archival, museum quality reproductions of original handwritten prescriptions mounted on aluminum

Collectors of Ablow’s work include billionaire stock trader and modern art aficionado Steve Cohen, Guggenheim Capital founder Todd Morley, public relations icon Ronn Torossian and billionaire art collector Doug Meijer.

September 19 – October 10 2017, Vivian Horan Fine Art gallery exhibited Ablow’s Psycho-delicseries, a full color version of Project Prescription.

Charitable Work and Affiliations

2019 – Keith Ablow launches #HELP22

2018 –  Keith Ablow Scholarship and Writing Contest for aspiring students and writers.

2017 – Project GreenER

2015 – Causemo

2007 – Susan G. Komen

2005 – Founded The Gentleman’s Partnership that last raised $1.2 million to support the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center

Awards and Recognition

In 2012 Ablow was named one of the five greatest psychiatrists alive today by

In 2008 Ablow was awarded the Hermes Creative Gold Award

Ablow is listed as one of the best professionals in the field of psychiatry by “From reputable, prominent, and well known psychiatrists to the lesser known psychiatrists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the psychiatrist field.”

Treating Major Depression

2017 – 2019, Ablow was the National spokesperson for Brainsway

In 2018 Ablow was one of the first in the country to offer Deep TMS for the treatment of OCD at his medspa clinic, Blue Water Wellness. The FDA approved this treatment in August of 2018 and Ablow started offering the treatment in the fall of 2018.

In 2016 Ablow joined forces with Brainsway to offer Deep TMS, an innovative and noninvasive treatment for major depression, in Newburyport, MA. 

In 2012 Ablow Co-Founded Neuragain offering a revolutionary therapeutic approach to treating depression and anxiety disorders through the use of IV ketamine therapy. 

Keith Ablow Quotes

“My life’s work is working out other people’s lives, alongside them.”

“Your story matters, and Pain-2-Power is the way to perfect it. It literally uses your past disappointments and fears and traumas as divining rods to discover your true underlying self-esteem, strength and capacity for joy. This is alchemy for the soul that turns trials into triumphs to completely transform your life.”

“Overcome adversity, follow your heart, succeed at what matters most to you.”

“Relationships are not chance events”

“Most of you guys can’t see the potential in a nervous breakdown. A real collapse. There’s more chance of finding yourself in a major depression than there is in a bottle Prozac.” 

“…Loving anyone, anywhere, at any time, leaves you infinitely vulnerable at every single moment.” 



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