Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

Eric Maisel, Ph.D., is the author of more than fifty books, among them Overcoming Your Difficult Family, The Future of Mental Health, Rethinking Depression, Life Purpose Boot Camp, The Van Gogh Blues, Mastering Creative Anxiety, Why Smart People Hurt, Coaching the Artist Within, Ten Zen Seconds, Humane Helping, A Writer’s San Francisco and A Writer’s Paris.

A retired family therapist, active life coach and creativity coach, and mental health advocate in the areas of critical psychology and critical psychiatry, Dr. Maisel writes the Rethinking Mental Health blog for Psychology Today, lectures nationally and internationally, facilitates deep writing workshops in locations like San Francisco, New York, London, Paris, and Rome, and presents keynote addresses for organizations as diverse as the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry and the International Association of Pastel Societies.

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