The Happy High Achiever

8 Essentials to Overcome Anxiety, Manage Stress, and Energize Yourself for Success—Without Losing Your Edge

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By Mary E Anderson, Ph.D

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A game-changing road map for ambitious people to transform chronic stress and anxiety into sustainable happiness and success.

Throughout her years as a licensed clinical psychologist, Mary E. Anderson, PhD—known affectionately as “Dr. A” by her clients—has noticed a pattern: Talented, productive, and often brilliant patients—from business executives to lawyers to grad students—constantly arrive on her couch, drop their flawless facades, and describe feelings of self-doubt, burnout, and worry.

The Happy High Achiever brings Dr. Anderson’s unparalleled expertise to the wider world. The book is a practical guide to her 8 Essentials, a set of powerful principles with actionable, science-based strategies to combat the unique pressures and pitfalls of high-performing individuals. These CBT-based tools help ambitious people like you live free of the perpetual anxiety and fear of failure that can hold you back, and instead enjoy both happiness and high achievement.

The Happy High Achiever will teach you:

  • Why striving for perfection actually limits you
  • How to navigate uncertainty with less worry and more ease
  • How to find relief in moments of overwhelm
  • How to overcome the three most problematic ways of thinking that plague high achievers
  • Why gratitude is rocket fuel for your success
  • How to get clear about what you really want for your life
  • How to effectively manage stress to boost your calm and confidence and enhance your performance

Most importantly, you’ll learn anxiety is not the price of admission for your success. You have the power to optimize your life and be your best. You can be a happy high achiever.


On Sale
Sep 24, 2024
Page Count
256 pages

Mary E Anderson, Ph.D

About the Author

Dr. Mary Anderson is a licensed psychologist, with over a decade of experience helping patients become happier, healthier, and sustainably high-achieving. Dr. Anderson earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a specialty in Health Psychology, from the University of Florida and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the VA Boston Healthcare System, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. She worked for many years at a private group practice in the Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Anderson also previously taught at Boston University. She currently lives and works in sunny Southern California.

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