Dr. Laurie Helgoe is an author and clinical psychologist specializing in personality and the psychology of desire. As owner of Book It! Literary Consulting, she enjoys helping writers prepare their books for publication and works with agencies such as TSG Consulting in preparing written materials and media campaigns. Her media experience ranges from book publicity to commercial modeling and acting. Helgoe is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Division, in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry.
Helgoe authored the cover story, “Revenge of the Introverts" for the September- October 2010 issue of Psychology Today. She has been profiled or quoted in more than 40 publications including: The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple Family, Body+Soul Magazine, The Arizona Republic, Esquire.com, Washingtonpost.com, Psychology Today, The Charleston Gazette, Dallas Morning News, San Jose Mercury News, The Columbus Dispatch, and The Memphis Business Journal. She has been featured in more than 100 blogs. Helgoe has served as a columnist for Advising Boomers and Wealth Manager Magazine and expert consultant forSeventeen.
Helgoe appeared on Whatever with Alexis and Jennifer on the Hallmark Channel October 25, 2010. Other television experience includes: her own news segment, Time for You, on WCHS-TV, Charleston, WV (ABC affiliate), and guest appearances on: The Noon Show on WCMH (NBC affiliate) in Columbus, OH, The Afternoon Show on WKYT (CBS affiliate) in Lexington, KY; The Morning Show and Channel 13 News on WOWK (CBS affiliate) in Huntington-Charleston, WV. She also appeared in five television commercials and numerous print ads.
She has given 30 radio interviews, including drive-time segments and featured discussions on programs such as The Lynne Russell Show, The Satellite Sisters, “Chat With Women,” Theresa Caldwell’s “Say It By Heart,” and The Joey Reynolds Show (in studio).
Helgoe has given more than 30 university lectures, most notably at the University of Charleston, the University of Nevada-Reno, and West Virginia University.
Helgoe’s books include: Introvert Power, recipient of a Publisher’s Weekly starred review; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Raising Boys; The Anxiety Answer Book; The Boomer’s Guide to Dating (Again); and The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Breaking Up. Her book contracts span five languages. She lives in Charleston, West Virginia, with her husband and two boys.