# 222 Emotionally Intelligent Teens: Interview with Dr. Melanie
What does an emotionally intelligent teen look like? Can you teach your teens to be more emotionally intelligent? Why are self-awareness, self-regulation, and awareness of others foundational for emotional intelligence?
Dr. Melanie is a licensed clinical psychologist and life coach specializing in working with Gen Z-ers who are eager to embrace their authentic selves. With 16 years of experience in the field of mental health and 9 years specifically dedicated to supporting tweens, teens, and young adults, she has developed innovative programs that foster self-confidence, goal-setting, and mental wellness.
She holds a PsyD in clinical psychology from Adler University and a master’s degree in counseling from Roosevelt University. Additionally, she is a licensed psychologist in 27 states through the Psychology Inter-jurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT). Dr. Melanie’s expertise in youth mental health was recognized when she was invited to speak on a White House panel addressing the mental health needs of young people.
Dr. Melanie is the author of The Emotionally Intelligent Teen: Skills to Help You Deal with What You Feel, Build Stronger Relationships, and Boost Self-Confidence, which offers teens proven-effective tools for developing emotional intelligence—the ability to identify and express their emotions in healthy ways. The book is set to be released on December 1st.
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