For the past decade, I’ve written about growing up in the Church of Christ, a fundamentalist Christian sect, concentrated in the Southern United States, that silences women. I write about anger, religious abuse, art for healing, and trauma recovery. My new novel, Wife Material, is a semi-autobiographical portrait of all these things.
My psychological research on women’s anger appears in numerous media outlets, such as Salon.com, Reuters Health, and Cosmopolitan – and I co-authored The Anger Advantage (Broadway), a smart self-help guide to women’s emotional empowerment.
I live and practice in Springfield, Missouri, where I own Integrative Family Psychology.
My new office is inside The Bodysmith: 317 E. Walnut, in downtown Springfield.
I’d love to hear from you!