Dr. Tom Kersting

Tom Kersting is the co-host of the cable television A&E series, Surviving Marriage, which follows couples on the brink of divorce who are stranded on a remote island for an extreme form of therapy designed to repair their troubled marriages.

He is a licensed psychotherapist, and is one of the most sought-after experts in the field of mental health, family and relationships.  He has provided advice to millions through regular television appearances, radio and print, seminars and private sessions. He is the founder and owner of Valley Family Counseling LLC in Ridgewood, N.J.

Tom has 20 years of experience working with individuals, including adolescents, and families.  He is also an expert in health and fitness and is the author of the book, Losing Weight When Diets Fail (Harbor Press, 2007).

He holds advanced degrees including a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Thomas Aquinas College, a Master’s degree in Counseling & Human Development and a second Master’s in Administration & Supervision, both from Montclair State University.  Tom also holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Hypnotherapy (alternative/non-traditional) from Kona University (formerly American Pacific University).   Tom is also a former semi-professional baseball player, and is a dedicated weight-trainer and distance runner.

He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.