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I am fascinated by the Big Questions of psychology and literature, and the conversation between the two. In an early writing workshop, I was floored by the psychological insight my fellow writers brought to the process, plumbing the depths of character. As therapists, we look for a point of empathy with every client. The best kind of fiction offers its characters the same, challenging readers to identify with people and circumstances we never imagined we could. And that experience, in reading and writing, fosters compassion in the larger world.

My other passion is encouraging would-be makers of art. We all wrestle down the same fears, insecurities, and self-doubts. Follow me on Instagram @brittalive for thoughts on the creative process, and a look inside my own. 

On a limited basis, I offer in-person or web-based therapy and consulting. I adore working with artists, writers, and performers, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Please get in touch using the contact form found on my Connect page.