Dear 'GMA' Advice Guru Top 20 Finalists: Bette Alkazian

Read an application from one of our finalists.

ByABC News via logo
November 26, 2010, 10:05 AM

Nov. 26, 2010 — -- Bette Alkazian from Westlake Village, Calif., is a finalist in the Dear GMA Advice Guru Contest. Read her application below!


I believe that I am perfectly suited for the incredible opportunity of being GMA's Advice Guru because it's very much what I do every day in my work. I'm very passionate about helping people to live a rewarding life and make decisions that are congruent with their desires, as well as creating the healthiest possible relationships. I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist with a master's degree in educational psychology with an emphasis on counseling and guidance. I specialize in working with individuals, couples and especially parents in dealing with their kids. ... I am also an author, a speaker, a nationally recognized parenting expert, and a mother of three fabulous daughters. I have been married for 25 years and have been through many life experiences of my own that I believe lend themselves to some well-earned wisdom about life! ...I'm definitely tailor-made for the Advice Guru position because I not only do this work professionally, but I have done this for years in all arenas of my life! I feel very blessed to have been given a gift and a passion for something that makes a big difference for the better in people's lives. Thank you for this opportunity!