The professional and personal lives of dynamic experts are exposed as they counsel a wide array of clients at some of the top private practices in Los Angeles.

LA Shrinks - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-03-04

LA Shrinks - Venus Nicolino - Netflix

Venus Nicolino, known on television as Dr. V, is an American media personality, author and doctor of clinical psychology. She is the host of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars on We TV. Dr. V began hosting the show in its sixth season. She is also notable for appearing in a reality television series from Bravo titled L.A. Shrinks.

LA Shrinks - TV career - Netflix

Dr. V began hosting Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars in its sixth season. She is also the host of the spin-off Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition. The tenth season of the show aired on We TV March 9th 2018. Beginning with L.A. Shrinks in 2013, Dr. V appeared on other television shows, including Real Housewives of New Jersey, Millionaire Matchmaker and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars and as a recurring guest on Watch What Happens Live, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors and Rachael Ray. She is also a revolving panelist on Steve. Dr. V is a proponent of balanced diets, exercise, and healthy eating. She believes 20% of children in America are mis-diagnosed as having mental illness. Nicolino is an outspoken critic of the over-prescription of drugs, especially to children. L.A. Shrinks producers described her as “sharp tongued with a mind to match”, and said that she “serves up the sass” while being empathic with her clients. Critic Robert Lloyd in the Los Angeles Times wrote that the show felt “uncomfortably contrived”, and that Nicolino appeared to be “auditioning here for a show of her own”; Lloyd criticized the show for over-emphasizing pop-culture topics such as sex. However, A Bella LA interview observed that “Dr. V’s edgy and humorous yet philosophical take on “How to Human” has made her an audience favorite.”

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