Writing “Therapy”

At some point during the last few years of doing editing calls and writing consultations, I started to recognize similar patterns in these conversations as in conversations I’ve had with my therapists.

I’ve been in therapy for years (if you’ve read my book or essays, you have some idea of of why that’s been necessary) and it’s been so helpful to me in identifying behaviors and internal thoughts that keep me from taking compliments, or exploring my potential, or addressing other obstacles in my life related to trauma and mental illness.

This is a lot of what I do in my meetings with writer clients, too: identify behaviors and thoughts that hinder progress, whether on the page or in the writer’s mind/emotions. I figured, why not just call it what it is: writing therapy. And that can mean whatever you want. (Though please keep in mind I am not a health care professional.)

Because I am also a writer, and a teacher of writing, I can not only offer advice on how to overcome psychological blocks, but also offer suggestions and ideas for craft-related questions and struggles.

I’ve been told I’m quite easy to talk to, and due to my history I’m insightful and observant and often ask the questions that get you to the things you need to realize. We most likely won’t even need to talk about your mother. 

Email me and we can set up a time to talk.

Melanie.Thorne@ymail.com

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