Miriam Greenspan

Miriam Greenspan, M.Ed., LMHC, is a renowned psychotherapist, author, speaker, poet, and workshop leader whose pioneering book, A New Approach to Women and Therapy (1983), helped define the field of feminist therapy and has been used in programs of psychology, social work, counseling and ministry in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Israel, China and Korea. Ms. Greenspan served on the editorial board of the journal Women and Therapy for a decade and has been honored as a “feminist foremother” in psychology. Healing Through the Dark Emotions: the Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair (Shambhala, 2003), a Boston Globe bestseller, won the 2004 Nautilus Award in psychology for “books that make a contribution to conscious living and positive social change.” Her memoir in poetry, The Heroin Addict’s Mother, was published in 2021. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines including Huffington Post, Spirituality & Health, Shambhala Sun, Ms., The Sun, Psychology Today, Psychotherapy Networker, Tikkun, Lilith, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She can be reached at: www.miriamgreenspan.com and www.theheroinaddictsmother.com


The Wisdom of Grief: Healing Through the Dark Emotions

The Wisdom of Grief It is said that when someone we love dies, a part of us dies too. In my experience, it is not a part but the whole—the […]

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