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by Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel S. F. Heller, M.A • Authors of "Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find-And Keep-Love"
Photograph: Photo courtesy of Africa Studio/ Shutterstock.com

Dr. Amir Levine is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He graduated from the residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, where he is currently a Principal Investigator on a research project sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Levine has a private practice in New York City, where he lives with his family.

Rachel S. F. Heller, M.A., holds a master’s degree in social-organizational psychology from Columbia University. She has worked in the past as a corporate consultant for several management consulting firms, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG Consulting, and Towers Perrin, where she managed high-profile clients. She lives with her husband and three children in the San Francisco Bay area.

First Published January 24, 2012

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