Patricia A. Farrell, PhD, the author of How to Be Your Own Therapist: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Competent, Confident Life, is a licensed psychologist, researcher, educator, biographee in Who's Who in America as well as Who's Who in the World, and was the health & science editor for Time Warner Cable TV in New Jersey. An accomplished writer, Farrell has been an associate editor for both King Features Syndicate and Publishers Weekly as well as having articles published in major magazines. Farrell is a frequent speaker at professional continuing education and information meetings, police departments, corporations, and TV and school groups. Accomplished in the area of counseling, medical psychology, and medical research, Farrell combines energy, imagination, and humor in her presentations and has appeared on major TV news shows and radio shows around the world.
Farrell received her BA in sociology/psychology from Queens College of CUNY, and both her MA and PhD from New York University. Active in private practice as well as serving as a police surgeon in New Jersey, Farrell has taught at the doctoral level at two universities and is a medical consultant for the New Jersey Division of Disability Determination of Social Security.