Michelle Watson, PhD, LPC is the founder of The Abba Project, a ministry formed to help dads connect with their daughter's hearts. She earned a B.S. in Biblical Education from Multnomah University, M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College, and PhD in Health Psychology from Walden University. She is a popular speaker on the topic of body image and also on faith, healing, and relationships with audiences of teens, young adults, men, and women.
"Dad, Here's What I Really Need From You is chock full of advice for any father raising, or about to raise, a daughter. I wish I'd had this 19 years ago. The author is a therapist with a soul, and a wealth of practical insight that comes from working with fathers and daughters for decades. She provides a roadmap for those of us who are ordinary men who want our daughters to have extraordinary fathers. In short, this book is a gold mine."
-Kevin Renner, author, In Search of Fatherhood: Daughters Praising, Speaking Up, Talking Back
"This book glows with Michelle's vitality and love for people. Her words vibrate with God's wisdom. I wouldn't have expected a woman could have enough insight to accomplish that goal and teach men, but Michelle has the insight."
-Jeannie St. John Taylor, author, illustrator, radio host
"Fathering a daughter is so complex. Just when you think you have it figured out, things go sideways. Michelle Watson brings a wealth of professional experience, sound practical advice and tells it in a way that we all can understand. I have no doubt that this book can dramatically improve the relationship of every father and daughter."