A year ago I decided to take a break from seeing clients in my psychology practice in order to work on a national grant I had been awarded. I leased my office to someone else, turned in my key, and went home to celebrate at a Happy New Year’s party. Before the week was out I got a call from a good friend who had edited several of my previous books.

“We’ve got a project that’s just right for you,” she said. I had been asked about it and said “no thanks” to the idea a year earlier because I was busy promoting my memoir, My Father’s Closet.

“You’ll have till May to finish it,” she told me.
“It’s a good thing I quit my day job,” I laughed.

It has been an honor to write When Trauma Wounds. The book challenged me to condense seventeen years of my work as a therapist into touch-the-heart stories and practical skills for the healing of trauma. Along the way I realized, yet again, that none of us get through life unscathed. And, that through love and compassion devastating experiences can be transformed into hope.

Look for the book at www.fortresspress.com.