Alison Birnbaum is a psychotherapist who presents programs on social and mental health topics to parents, educators and students across the country. For the past decade, Ms. Birnbaum has served as a parenting expert on the Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign coordinated by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Ms. Birnbaum also consults with Fortune 500 companies on the subjects of communication strategies, market research, brand equity and consumer behavior.