| Dr. V|
| Mt. Sinai, NY
| March 14, 1972 (age 43) (1972-03-14) |
New York University, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, California School of Professional Psychology
Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Southern California
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.
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 from April 28, 2017 to June 23, 2017.
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, and Rachael Ray. She has also been a commentator for CNN.
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.
The show's producers describe her as "sharp tongued with a mind to match"; they say she "serves up the sass" while being empathetic 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.
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