HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Sheryl G. Ziegler

Motherhood Maven


  • Mommy Burnout
  • Children and the Rising Rates of Anxiety
  • How to Speak to Kids About Marijuana
  • Understanding Girl's Social, Emotional and Physical Development in the Tween Years
  • Trauma, Attachment and Depression: Impact on Childhood and Relationships
  • Social Media and Kids: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Set Limits and Prevent Bullying and Poor Self Esteem
  • Employee Burnout



Dr. Sheryl G. Ziegler, psychologist specializing in children and families, founded and operates The Child and Family Therapy Center at Lowry, a group private practice. Over the course of 10 years, Dr. Ziegler has led over 10,000 face-to-face sessions focused on mommy burnout and its related issues, including anxiety, depression, and divorce. In January 2018, Dr. Ziegler’s book, Mommy Burnout: How Addressing Yours Will Make You a Better Mother and Create a Better Life for Your Children (Dey Street Books), a handbook for the modern mother, debuts.

Born as a first generation Cuban American, Dr. Ziegler draws from her early childhood in New York City to her tween and teenage years being raised in a blended family in upstate New York. These unique life experiences have created incredible perspectives on parenting, mothering and raising all types of children in the modern world.

Moms, do you feel tired? Overwhelmed? Have you continually put off the things you need to do for you? Do you feel like it’s all worth it because your kids are happy? Are you "over" being a mother? If you answered yes to these questions, you’re not alone. Parents today want to create the ideal childhood for their children. Women strive to be the picture-perfect Pinterest mother that looks amazing, hosts the best birthday parties in town, posts the most "liked" photos, and serves delicious, nutritious home-cooked meals in her neat, organized home after ferrying the kids to school and a host of extracurricular activities on time. This drive, while noble, can also be destructive, causing stress and anxiety that leads to "mommy burnout." Dr. Ziegler is well-versed in the stress that moms face, and the burden of guilt they carry because they often feel like they aren’t doing enough for their kids’ happiness. She has devised a prescriptive program for addressing "mommy burnout"—teaching moms that they can learn to re-energize themselves and still feel good about their families and their lives. In this warm and empathetic guide, she examines this modern epidemic among mothers who put their children’s happiness above their own, and offers empowering, proven solutions for alleviating this condition, saving marriages and keeping kids happy in the process.

Dr. Ziegler is a familiar face on television, with weekly appearances on news programs for the Fox, NBC and CW networks, and serves as the “go-to” family and parenting expert for the Chuck & Julie radio show. Nationally, Dr. Ziegler has appeared on CNN's Headline News (HLN), The Today Show, The Katie Couric Show, and The Jenny McCarthy Show. She was also recently featured on NPR’s live one hour radio broadcast on Navigating the New Pot Talk in the Time of Legal Weed. Further, Dr. Ziegler was also interviewed for and contributed to a New York Times article on Talking to Both Girls and Boys about Sex.

Online, Dr. Ziegler blogs for YourTango.com, and has also been named top contributor on The Today Show blog. She writes for and serves as a regular source for journalists at many publications including The New York Times, WebMd.com, the Denver Post, Colorado Health and Wellness, The Lowry Aviator, and Modern Psykology, Sweden’s Psychology Today.Her contributions have also been featured in publications such as The Washington Post, Parents, Better Homes & Garden, Redbook and more.

A popular presence on the speaking circuit, Dr. Ziegler draws in audiences with her candid and honest presentations and workshops. From schools to parent organizations to women’s conferences, Dr. Ziegler can tailor a keynote to fit your audience’s needs.

Dr. Zielger, affectionately known as Dr. Z by her young clients, is a Doctor of Psychology and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and a member of the Colorado Association for Play Therapy and American Psychological Association. She is a registered Play Therapist and an active Board Member and committee chair for Mount St. Vincent’s home for children. Soon after the legalization of marijuana in the state of Colorado she was appointed to The Governor’s Committee on Marijuana Education and Prevention for children.

A wife and mother of 3 children, Dr. Ziegler sits on the board of Mount Saint Vincent’s Home for Children, started the Colorado Spousal Forum Chapter of EO and is a proud Girl Scout troop leader!

Praise for Dr. Sheryl Ziegler:

“Dr. Ziegler you helped both my daughter and I feel at ease right away in your talk this weekend! My daughter in particular was very nervous about learning about her period and you had a way of making everyone feel relaxed and before we knew it we were laughing and smiling. You are relateable and approachable and I can’t wait to talk more classes with you- thank you so much! I will highly recommend any of your talks to my friends and the administration at school.”
-- Mom of 2 girls, Aspen Academy, Greenwood Village, CO

“Dr. Ziegler you are funny! I didn’t want to come this weekend to learn about gross things but now I am glad I did. Now I don’t feel scared to get my period, or go to middle school, I am excited! I cried a little when you talked about how my friends might change but it’s okay because now I know I am going to change too and it’s all going to be okay. You helped me feel more confident and prepared for middle school drama. I feel so much better about just being me! Thank you for coming to our school, I hope you come back.”
-- 11 year old girl, Graland Country Day School, Denver, CO