Dr Peter A Wish


Dr. Peter A. Wish


Nationally recognized psychologist and author of Don’t Stop at Green Lights: Every Women’s Guide to Taking Charge of Her Life and Fulfilling Her Dreams(Adams Media)

Dr. Peter A. Wish gained national prominence in 1971 as the Founder and Executive Director of the New England Institute of Family Relations in Framingham, Massachusetts. The Institute was the first Masters and Johnson-type sexual dysfunction clinic in New England. In a short time, the Institute grew to one of the largest outpatient private counseling agencies with four offices and 30 therapists and expanded its services to include research, groups, education and corporate consulting.

His professional expertise caught the attention of the Boston Globe, who invited Dr. Wish to write a weekly column in its Living Section called “The Family Experience.” This column, later syndicated by UPI to over 150 newspapers, won him the National Media Award from the American Psychological Foundation.

Dr. Wish hosted a daily radio show on WEEI- CBS radio in Boston called “Psychologically Speaking.” And, for three years, he was the guest consulting psychologist on "The Good Day Show" on WCVB ABC-TV in Boston. For his “contributions in the advancement of psychology” the Massachusetts Psychological Association awarded him the Public Communications Award, and the American Psychological Association awarded him with the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award. He’s is listed in Who’s Who in American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in America. Dr. Wish has appeared on over 100 television and radio shows including: Nightline, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Morning Show. He has been quoted by over 200 newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal.

Dr.Wish was a psychology professor at the State College of Massachusetts at Framingham from 1970-75, a lecturer in psychology at Babson and Bentley colleges, and an adjunct professor of psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He was a consultant to the Post-Traumatic Stress Unit at the Boston VA Hospital and the Boston Police Stress Unit, and was a lecturer and supervisor to medical students and interns at the OB/GYN dept. at Framingham Union Hospital, a Boston University Medical School teaching hospital. Other consultancies included the Southboro Medical Group, Beverly Hills Weight Loss Centers of America, Proctor and Gamble, and the United States Tour Operators Association.

After retiring from active practice, Dr. Wish and his wife moved to Sarasota, Florida, where he volunteers his time for philanthropy and politics. He is past-chair of the Board of Directors of Easter Seals of SW Florida, and served for six years on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, where he was past interim-chair. He also sits on the Sarasota County Sheriff's Advisory Board. He and his wife, Dr. LeslieBeth Wish, established and co-coordinated the Family Support Network of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in Tampa that offers pro-bono counseling services across the USA for the children and families of fallen Special Ops Warriors.

Wish also is former Chair of the national advisory board of MSWorld.org., the official message board and chat room provider for the National MS Society.

Dr. Wish was a member of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's National Campaign Finance Committee, where he was honored with the highest STRIPE status for amount raised. He was also chosen by Gov. Romney as a delegate to the GOP convention in Tampa. Wish also helped coordinate the Sarasota/Manatee Student Ambassador Program for Gov Rick Scott's inaugural and served on Rep Connie Mack IV's (R-FL) U.S. Senate Florida Campaign Finance Committee. He served on Gov Rick Scott's election and re-election finance team and recently served on the Florida statewide finance team for Judge Ashley Moody who was elected  Attorney General.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Dr Wish to his transition team for government operations.

Dr. Wish was appointed in 2013 by Gov Rick Scott to the Sarasota/Manatee Airport Authority where he serves as a commissioner and Chairman of the Board.

Dr. Wish wrote a "MY VIEW" column for the Sarasota Observer. His column "No home of their own: Sarasota's invisible problem" about homeless families and children in Sarasota, was awarded the 2010 3rd prize for all Florida weekly newspapers from the Florida Press Association.


Wish received his Ph.D. in psychology with "Highest Distinction" from Boston College.

President Donald J Trump and Dr. Wish

"To Peter, You're Hired!"

Dr. Wish and US Senator Marco Rubio (FL)
(caption) "Peter, To a great friend."

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Dr. L.B. Wish and Dr. Peter A Wish

Dr Wish, First Lady Ann Scott and Gov Rick Scott at dinner at Governor's Mansion Tallahassee, FL - Caption: Peter, All My Best To You

Dr Wish, Lou Dobbs, and Dr. L. B. Wish 
Caption: Peter & LB: Thanks For Being Such Great Patriots.

Ohio Govenor John Kasich and Dr. Wish


"Peter, From One Healer to Another."
Dr. Wish and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. LB Wish, Dr. Peter A. Wish and Former New Jersey Gov Chris Christie

Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker and Dr. Wish

Florida Governor Rick Scott and Dr. Peter A. Wish

Dr. Peter A. Wish, First Lady Ann Scott, Gov Rick Scott and Dr. LB Wish at Governor's Inaugural.

Gov Rick Scott, Dr. LB Wish and Dr. Peter A. Wish

Dr. Wish and former vice-president Dick Cheney

"Peter, Thanks For All You Do."

Dr. LB Wish,  Former Florida Gov Jeb Bush and Dr. Peter A. Wish

Dr. Peter A Wish, Dr. LB Wish and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy ( R-CA)



Former MA Governor and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney

Gov Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Dr. LB Wish, Dr. Peter A. Wish

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney Tampa victory speech.
Dr. Wish behind Ann Romney to far right.

Dr. Wish and Ann Romney

Dr. Wish and Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Speaker Paul Ryan and Dr. Wish.

"Peter, Thanks For All You Do!"

Dr. Peter A. Wish, Dr. LB Wish and Speaker of the House Cong. Paul Ryan

Dr.Wish and  former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

 Jack Nicklaus: "Peter, I'll never play golf with you for money again."

Col. Allen B. West and Dr. Wish

Dr. Peter A Wish With Senator Ted Cruz.

Rep. Vern Buchanan, Dr. L.B. Wish, Dr. Peter A. Wish, ESPN's Dick Vitale

Former PA Senator Rick Santorum and Dr. Peter A. Wish

Jack Welch and Dr. Peter A. Wish

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Dr. Wish

Dr. Wish and US Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio).

Dr. Wish with Sen.John Thune of South Dakota

Dr. Wsh and Hall-of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley

Dr. Wish and Karl Rove

Dr. Wish and former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer

Dr. Wish and Steven Tyler

Dr LB Wish and Dr Peter A Wish with academy award winning actor Robert Duvall

Dr. LB Wish, Chief Judge Lee Haworth and Dr. Peter A. Wish at the swearing in ceremony for Dr. Peter A. Wish as a commissioner of the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority.

Dr. Wish and friend magician David Copperfield. Noted painter with beard is Yaacov Agam.

Drs Peter & LB Wish with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley

Dr. Wish with nationally syndicated columnist Ann Coulter. 

FL Attorney General Ashley Moody and Dr Wish “ Peter, Thank you for your friendship and faith in me.” Ashley


Dog Waste is More Than a PetPeeve

Herald Tribune October 29th 2011


Turning Wrongs Into Rights

Pelican Press May 5th 2011


Online program helping vets

Pelican Press February 3rd 2011

End of life options: Final Exit

Pelican Press March 31st 2011


Resolutions: In one year, out the other

Pelican Press January 6th 2011


Local youth go to inaugural

Pelican Press January 6th 2011



Pelican Press December 2nd 2010

Punch-drunk with Power

Pelican Press November 4th 2010

No Home of Their Own: Sarasota's Invisible Problem

Pelican Press October 7th 2010
(AWARDED the 2010 3rd Prize by the Florida Press Association for weekly newspapers).


Carnac foretells Sarasota baseball future
Article published in Pelican Press

'Coulda been a condenda'

Pelican Press July 29th 2010

On Stadium, did Sarasota get caught in squeeze play

Sarasota Herald Tribune November 24th 2008


New Stadium was a bird-brained idea

Article published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune


Article published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune


Tips on Avoiding Turkey-Day Turmoil

The Washington Post November 26th 2006

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