Overcome everyday obstacles, a lack of confidence, and self-critical thoughts with simple life lessons from internationally recognized psychotherapist Lisa Ferentz. With more than 30 years of clinical experience, Lisa offers universal approaches that will help you look inside yourself for tools to embrace change, take healthy risks, increase self-compassion and make your best choices to nurture personal and professional growth.
Learn to turn inward, trusting your own instincts and wisdom to find:
"Lisa Ferentz has written a thoughtful, engaging and practical book that invites readers to look at themselves and their lives without judgment. Her clients are lucky to have her voice dispensing these words, and now the rest of us are, too."
Meg Wolitzer, New York Times bestselling author of The Interestings and The Ten-Year Nap
"A magical guide to conquering our fears, phobias and emotional pain! With a warm and affirming tone that conveys, I get it! , Lisa Ferentz shares years of accumulated wisdom grounded in research but communicated as if she and the reader were simply sitting side-by-side, deep in conversation."
Janina Fisher, PhD, author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors
"I absolutely love this book! A resource for people wanting to heal into the possibilities embodied in their present-day life, Lisa offers solid information and practices to free oneself from old patterns and behaviors. The questions at the end of each chapter deepen the reader s ability to recognize and experience what has held them back while also pointing them towards the healing that is available and possible in their current life. I recommend this book not only for individuals who seek to heal but also for clinicians who want solid and useful tools they can use with their clients and for their own personal growth."
Nancy J Napier, MA, LMFT, author of Recreating Your Self, Getting Through the Day and Sacred Practices for Conscious Living
"I know Lisa Ferentz to be a very wise and talented therapist so it is not surprising that the wisdom culled from her long career would be simple but profound. You will find in the these pages things that you often say to yourself unconsciously, followed by Lisa s empathic yet liberating perspective on them. Enjoy and heal!"
Richard Schwartz, PhD, Developer of the Internal Family Systems Model of Psychotherapy
About the Author:
Lisa Ferentz is an internationally recognized expert, national trainer, clinical consultant and a keynote speaker in the field of trauma and self-destructive behaviors. She is the President and Founder of The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, Inc. In 2009, she was given the "Social Worker of the Year" Award by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work.
Lisa has been in solo private practice for 25 years working with children, adolescents, individual adults, couples and families. Her areas of specialization include: adult children of alcoholics; survivors of emotional, sexual and physical abuse; co-dependency; substance abuse; eating disorders; self-injurious behavior; anxiety; depression; dissociation; multiplicity; professional burn-out; parenting skills; and stress management.
Lisa serves as a clinical consultant for social workers and other mental health providers in private practices and agencies. She is also a faculty member of the Psychotherapy Networker Symposia. She is a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland Department of Family Medicine where she provides core lectures for residents focusing on the bio-psycho-social model, how to work with traumatized patients and the somatization of trauma.