Welcome to the Nathaniel Branden Self-Esteem and Personal Development Blog
To begin with, I do not assume that you necessarily know who I am or what I am about. Perhaps you decided to drop by only because the title intrigued you – or because you hit the wrong key a couple of times.
So, with as much restraint as possible, here are some of the facts. I am a practicing psychotherapist, a corporate consultant, and a writer. Over eighty percent of my clients never enter my office. We work via the telephone – from places as far from Los Angeles (where I live) as Ireland, Singapore, and Moscow.
I have a Ph.D in Psychology and a background in Philosophy. The books that I write tend to represent a blending of these two disciplines. My books include: “The Psychology of Self-Esteem,” “The Disowned Self,” “Honoring the Self,” “How to Raise Your Self-Esteem,” “The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem,” “Taking Responsibility,” “The Art of Living Consciously,” “Self-Esteem at Work,” “The Psychology of Romantic Love,” and a personal memoir – “My Years with Ayn Rand.” I feel an enormous sense of pride in contemplating these titles and what went into them.
My blog will primarily but not exclusively focus on issues related to self-esteem. It seems certain that at some point politics will demand attention. I am a libertarian (but not a member of the Libertarian Party).
Dr. Nathaniel Branden
For further reading and exercises, please visit my other website, EsteemedSelf.