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.
Television and Writing Career
Ablow has written columns for publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Newsweek, The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Herald and FoxNews.com. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, The Howard Stern Show, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Larry King Live, The Tyra Banks
Show, Nancy Grace (CNN) program, Catherine Crier Live, The Dr. Oz Show, Fox & Friends, Geraldo, Imus, Montel, Inside Edition, Showbiz 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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 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.
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
Awards and Recognition
In 2012 Ablow was named one of the five greatest psychiatrists alive today by gescienceprize.org
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 Ranker.com “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 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.”