About Dr. Nathaniel Branden


Dr. Branden

For all of his myriad accomplishments, Dr. Nathaniel Branden’s work as a pioneering figure in the field of self-esteem stands as the most important.

Nathaniel Branden began lecturing on self-esteem and its impact on love, work and the struggle for happiness in the late 1950s. Since then, self-esteem has evolved from a concept that struggled to gain traction among the literati to one that is widely discussed and debated today.

During this long and tumultuous history, Nathaniel Branden has stood alone as the preeminent authority on self-esteem. He has written nearly 20 books in his career as a psychologist and philosopher, including such luminary works as The Psychology of Self-EsteemHow to Raise Your Self-EsteemThe Six Pillars of Self-Esteemand The Art of Living Consciously.

In addition to his work as a writer, Nathaniel Branden has also worked as a lecturer, therapist and corporate consultant specializing in helping modern businesses employ the principles of self-esteem. He is also the founder and Executive Director of The Branden Institute for Self-Esteem, a counseling center in Los Angeles, California.

Like everyone, Dr. Nathaniel Branden focuses each and every day on maintaining a healthy level of self-esteem.