Former host of the CNN informational/news program, "Sonya Live," for
eight years, ABC Talk radio's resident psychologist for 10 years, and
a weekly columnist for the Detroit Free Press for 10 years. Currently,
she is a regular contributor to Corp! and Good Living magazines.
A few of the numerous honors she has received throughout her
illustrious career are: The first annual "Star" award by the American
Women in Radio and Television honoring a continued commitment to the
issues and concerns of women… an Emmy award for her TV program
"Sonya"… cable's Ace award for CNN's "Sonya Live"… The American
Psychological Association's Presidential award for her outstanding
contribution through the media… was inducted into the Michigan
Speakers Hall of Fame and was recently awarded the distinction of
being included in Corp Magazine's "Most Influential Women in
Dr. Friedman's ability to translate her knowledge and training in
Psychology to everyday concerns and events has made her one of the
most recognized psychologists in the country.
In addition to her media work, Dr. Friedman has authored several
books, which have put her on the New York Times best-seller list:
* "Secret Loves...Women With Two Lives"
* "On a Clear Day You Can See Yourself"
* "A Hero is More than Just a Sandwich"
* "Smart Cookies Don't Crumble"
* "Men are Just Desserts"
Dr. Friedman received her Master's Degree in Educational Psychology
and a Doctorate in Psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit,
Michigan, plus Continuing Medical Education at the University of
Arizona Health Sciences Center. She continues her private clinical
practice in Birmingham, Michigan.
Dr. Friedman is a guest lecturer for the Pritikin Center, Canyon
Ranch, the Golden Door Spas, the Crystal Symphony cruise line and
recently appeared on QVC with a line of motivational jewelry.