With a Ph.D. in psychology and a background in philosophy, Nathaniel Branden is a practicing psychotherapist in Los Angeles, and, in addition, is a personal and professional coach, does corporate consulting and offers seminars, workshops, and conferences on the application of self-esteem principles and technology to the problems of modern business.
The name Nathaniel Branden has become synonymous with “the psychology of self-esteem,” a field he began pioneering over thirty years ago. He has done more, perhaps, than any other theorist to awaken America's consciousness to the importance of self-esteem to human well-being.
His first major work was The Psychology of Self-Esteem, published in 1969; in 1999 a new, 30th anniversary edition is scheduled for publication.
In 1970 he published Breaking Free, followed by The Disowned Self in 1971.
In 1980 he published The Psychology of Romantic Love, followed in 1982 by The Romantic Love Question & Answer Book, co-authored by his wife, Devers.
Then, in 1983 he wrote and published, If You Could Hear What I Cannot Say; in 1984, Honoring The Self; in 1985: To See What I See and Know What I Know; and, in 1987, How To Raise Your Self-Esteem.
1989, he published Judgment Day, his memoir of the years of his association with Ayn Rand; a new, revised and retitled edition of this book is scheduled for publication in 1999.
He published The Power of Self-Esteem in 1992 and The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem in 1994, followed by Taking Responsibility: Self-Reliance and the Accountable Life (1996), The Art of Living Consciously (1997)-and, in 1998, Nathaniel Branden's Self-Esteem Everyday: Reflections on Self-Esteem and Spirituality (April), Self-Esteem At Work: How Confident People Make Powerful Companies (August), and A Woman's Self-Esteem: Struggles and Triumphs in the Search for Identity (November).
He has been translated into 14 languages and there are more than 3 million copies of his books in print.
In addition to his in-person practice, he consults via the telephone worldwide.