Matt Bellace, Ph.D., is a multi-faceted individual with very unique talents rarely found in one person. He holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology, has been speaking and performing stand-up comedy since 1995, and has been involved in youth drug and alcohol prevention efforts since high school.
Matt’s “How to Get High Naturally” program inspires over a hundred thousand students a year to pursue natural highs and make healthy choices.
His style is entertaining, interactive, and relatable. Matt uses unforgettable humor to provide students with healthy ways of dealing with their environment, and unique strategies for achieving a drug-free life.
Matt has spoken nationally and internationally to over 1 million young people. He regularly speaking at colleges, high schools and middle schools across the country, and his audiences have ranged in age from 12 to 97, and in size from 3 to 10,000 (although, 3 is a much tougher crowd).
Matt travels from New York, New York.
Your presentation was excellent. Many of the speakers that are brought in to talk to us are never again spoken of among the student body. You on the other hand, have been talked about at lunch tables, in classes, and in the dorms. Hearing your story came at just the right time for me. Hearing your story about how you helped give kids a new outlet for their weekends was a sign of hope. When you were differentiating between good pain and bad pain that really struck home. I am not sure I can tell you how much that presentation meant to me!
Matt Bellace delivers an empowering message to students — that they can make smart, healthy choices which will make a difference in their own lives and even in their communities. Through humor, relatable stories and a powerful message, he is a memorable speaker.
We have invited Matt to our school for four years in a row. Every year the students are overwhelmingly positive about the program and encourage us to invite him again.
There are few individuals who can capture an audience, entertain and inform in the manner that Matt does. We are sure that the students in attendance will remember your inspirational message for many years to come!
Every comment I heard from the kids was positive, and it was a nice boost for the teachers to see the kids laughing and learning at the same time. You have a gift.
We continue to get positive feedback from your presentation. The kids are constantly talking about it, and the parents are also giving a lot of commendations. Our ninth graders have developed a “Social Club” as a result of your program. It is absolutely inspiring, and we owe you for the inspiration.
Your performance was so well received by students; they said it was the “best assembly ever.” Thank you for delivering such an important message in such a great way!