Vivian Diller, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in N.Y.C. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Diller studied classical ballet and performed professionally with the Cincinnati Ballet Company. When her dance career ended, she became a Wilhelmina model, appearing in fashion magazines, national print ads and TV commercials. She studied clinical psychology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, interned at St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital and completed Postdoctoral Training in Psychoanalysis at N.Y.U.
As a psychologist, she is in full time private practice working with adults, adolescents and couples in long and short-term therapy. Dr. Diller wrote her doctoral dissertation on the psychology of the ballet dancer and problems facing young adults who age out of their careers. She published her first book, "Face It: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change," and has since been consulted on related topics for articles and books written by others. She is regular contributor to online blogs, including Huffington Post and Psychology Today. She serves as a consultant to health, fashion and cosmetic companies interested in promoting healthy aging and age-related products. She appears regularly on television, radio and as a guest speaker talking about psychological, family and lifestyle issues. Dr. Diller lives with her husband, Dr. John Jacobs and her three children, Jordana, Gideon and Gabriel.