Dr. Dale Atkins


Psychologist. Author. Lecturer.
Media Commentator. Relationship Expert.

Dr. Dale Atkins is a licensed psychologist with more than 40 years of experience as a relationship expert focusing on families, wellness, managing stress, and living a balanced, meaningful life.

Dale is the author of seven books as well as many articles and journals for popular and professional audiences. She appears regularly on NBC’s TODAY and is a featured speaker who lectures and leads seminars worldwide.

Dale has a private psychology practice in New York City and has been a member of, and advisor to, several nonprofit boards including Jumpstart for Young Children.


In her work with a wide range of groups and organizations, she often utilizes a small group model to facilitate the learning of individuals and families who share common interests and concerns.


Dale’s seminars, retreats and public presentations focus on compassionate caregiving, aging well, intergenerational relationships, financial concerns /raising charitable children, and developing wisdom and long-term strategies for creating and sustaining balance and contentment amidst the ever-changing realities of life.



The Kindness Advantage is exactly what we need more of right now. With empowering examples and science-based truths, Dale and Amanda share what it takes to foster kindness, empathy, compassion, and heart in our families. Highly recommended!

Amy McCready, Author and Founder, Positive Parenting Solutions

A moving, profound story about the love between mothers and daughter and what they share, even after death. You definitely don’t have to have even stepped foot in a yoga studio to appreciate this story. It’s the kind of book that stays with you long after you finish and make you want to hold the people you love even closer.

Mandy Stadtmiller, Author of Unwifeable

The Kindness Advantage is the ray of hope that we all need in this harsh, heavy, world. It is a blueprint of how to partner with the next generation to live our inherent values, to tap our organic ability to love, and to create a kinder culture.

Rev. Susan Sparks, Pastor, Comedian, and Author of Laugh Your Way to Grace

The Kindness Advantage is the perfect book. Building on scientific evidence about developing aspects of kindness, such as empathy, it gives clear, practical advice to parents and suggests engaging activities and stories for children.

Dr. Susan Fuhrman, President Emerita, Teachers College Columbia University

The Kindness Advantage