"If There is No Struggle....There is No Progress!
Born the oldest of three siblings, Dr. Angelo Reynolds was raised by a single mom in the poor housing projects of
Portsmouth Virginia. Abandoned by his father at age 3 and sexually abused at the age of 9, Dr. Reynolds battled
the most tumultuous years of growing up and becoming a man without the help of his father and faced the many
obstacles and challenges placed upon him and his family.
With minimum or no financial assistance, his mother struggled to keep food and a safe place for them to live. And,
throughout most of his childhood and young adult years, the negative and debilitating experiences of seeing drug
dealings, prostitution, heinous crimes being committed and the lack of positive role models all contributed to the
possibility of him destined for failure.
But through his determination, focus, motivation and will power he was able to rid the negativity and past
dispositions of failure and shortcomings to become a successful and productive citizen.
In 1987, he transitioned to Maryland to keep his dreams of continuing a college education. With the help of some
family members, he enrolled in a local college in Maryland and began to pursue a degree in communications.
However, during his last year, he dropped out to become a Metropolitan DC police officer. And after only two
years on the police department, he decided to go back to school, complete his degree and further his interests in
the field of psychology.
He later completed his Masters and Doctorate degrees and began teaching psychology. He worked in private
practice servicing children, adolescents and adults in the area of mental health counseling. And after several
years of working at various human service agencies, he opened up his own outpatient mental clinic.
In 2003, Dr. Reynolds formed the MYPO Institute, which stands for “Maximizing Your Potential and
Opportunities”. The MYPO Institutes’ mission was to help change and transform the lives of all people. He is
doing just that and has exemplified his mission through countless speeches geared to those in need of life changes.
Unfortunately, in 2004, Dr. Reynolds also experienced a major obstacle and setback and came under intense legal
scrutiny after unknowingly partnering with a company who was committing Medicaid fraud. As a result, he lost his
practice, was convicted of fraud and sentenced to 1 year of home detention.
However, like others who have been able to get back up after a major challenge and setback, Dr. Reynolds is
doing just that. He has written his second book” The Act of Change” soon to be released in late March 2010.
If you are interested in having Dr. Reynolds for a book signing or speaking engagement, go to his website at www.
drangeloreynolds.com for further information.