Tom Kersting is an expert host on the hit A&E series, Monster In-Laws, where he moves in with families across America who are at war with a meddling in-law. Tom will stop at nothing to solve their dysfunction and uses unconventional techniques to force communication.
Tom is a licensed psychotherapist and is one of the most sought-after experts in the field of mental health, family, relationships and wellness. He has provided advice to millions of people through regular television appearances, radio, print contributions, seminars and private sessions.
He is the founder and owner of Valley Family Counseling LLC in Ridgewood, N.J. Tom lives and breathes health, wellness and family, and his energy and wisdom touches everyone he meets. He believes that we all have the potential to free ourselves from emotional and psychological pain, and to create the life we desire.
Tom has over 17 years of experience working with individuals, 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)
Tom is naturally telegenic and his personality resonates with viewers. He is the quintessential guy who “lights-up the room.”
Tom is a true renaissance man. He holds numerous 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 beautiful wife and two amazing children, and somehow manages to do most of the cooking in the house.