Dr. Christian Conte


“There are so many reasons why I do what I do – there are so many stories that drive me;
but in the end, I just think life is really short,
and I love to inspire people to live out their potential.”

Dr. Christian Conte is perhaps the country’s most accomplished mental health specialist in the field of anger management. He is one of only a handful of people who have level V anger management certification, the highest level possible, and he is the creator of “Yield Theory” – a tremendously powerful approach to change, combining radical compassion with conscious education – for the effective treatment of anger issues. Dr. Conte currently trains correctional institutions, sports teams, and organizations in the practical application of his Yield Theory Anger Management Program.

In addition to Certified Anger Management Specialist – V, his other degrees, licenses and certifications include Ph.D. – Counselor Education and Supervision, Duquesne University; M.S. – Community Agency Counseling, California University of Pennsylvania; Licensed Professional Counselor; Certified Domestic Violence Counselor; and Nationally Certified Counselor.

Dr. Conte has several books and videos that are used in institutions around the world to train counselors, as well as educate people in anger management. He co-founded a center in South Lake Tahoe, CA to help rehabilitate people who were convicted of violent crimes. And he was an award-winning, tenured professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, before he left the West Coast to return to his home state of Pennsylvania.

collegelogosCurrently Dr. Conte works with the Florida State University and the University of Oregon football teams, as well as University of Tennessee football and University of Pittsburgh Athletics. And he applies his Yield Theory in maximum security prisons throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Conte is a prolific writer, frequent speaker, powerful communicator and sought-after media personality. He was co-host of the reality show Coaching Bad on Spike TV, and appeared on Family Therapy on VH1. He’s also a frequent expert guest on CBS’s KDKA Radio. In July 2015 he conducted the TEDx talk, “Why I Chose to Go to Prison.”

Whether it is in his groups for violent offenders, the classroom, or in front of organizations, Dr. Conte always brings his unique energy, unquenchable passion, and a tremendous sense of compassion to his focus on teaching people about why they do what they do, and how they can use knowledge about themselves and compassion for others to transform their lives.

Dr. Conte has evaluated, analyzed, and interacted closely with thousands of people. What separates him from others is undoubtedly the passion he has for life, the energy he brings to situations, and the expertise that he has in anger management and communication. The programs Dr. Conte heads are transformative; his programs always focus on helping those in front of him change and improve their lives. Personal transformation undeniably leads people to impacting those around them for the better.

IMG_9574-136x300Dr. Conte currently lives in Southwestern Pennsylvania with his beautiful wife Kristen and their amazing daughter, Kaia.

Ph.D. – Counselor Education and Supervision, Duquesne University

M.S. – Community Agency Counseling, California University of Pennsylvania

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Anger Management Specialist – V

Certified Domestic Violence Counselor

Nationally Certified Counselor