Dr. Ingrid Schweiger is known internationally for her therapy work with families. All families experience conflict but often families do not have effective tools for dealing with conflict. When a child’s struggles academically, or if a child’s academic success is challenging, conflict can escalate between a parent and child, as well as between the significant adults in a child’s life. Without the proper skills, anger in a home can weaken a child’s self-esteem, which in turn affects the child’s academic performance. Dr. Schweiger intervenes in situations in which a family might be stuck in a cycle of “more of the same wrong solution,” and helps them develop a road map for change.
The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy recognized Dr. Schweiger for her innovative family education programs used in communities throughout the world. Dr. Schweiger has served on the faculties of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA and The New School for Social Research in New York City. She is the author of Self-Esteem For A Lifetime and the producer of the award-winning documentary Teen Suicide. Dr. Schweiger’s media experience includes hosting a live call-in radio show as well as appearances on The Today Show and NBC News. She is a sought-after speaker and seminar leader praised for her warm and dynamic speaking style, and is often quoted in media outlets including Redbook, Woman’s Day Magazine, Parent’s Magazine, Crain’s New York Business, and The Daily News.
Dr. Schweiger maintains a private practice in New York City and New Jersey where she works with individuals, couples, and families. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.