I am an award-winning author and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Raised in a private school and I sought refuge in college in a ghetto community to hide a history of male anorexia. I became a social worker in 1993 and worked my way through maintaining a creative writing habit on the side. My first publication was in 2015, entitled, Fighting for Freedom in America: Memoir of a “Schizophrenia” and Mainstream Cultural Delusions. It chronicles my experience taking on a section 8 management company, police and black market forces that intermingled to run things. I have received awards in three contests so far.
I have established this website to sell my book, promote my writing and advance my therapy career. To do this I write from the following three platforms:
This started out with this as the title for my blog site. I found in learning to blog as a means of marketing my book that I needed to focus on three different audiences to address my niche. I believe I have a unique perspective on working with psychosis that stems from journeying through both sides of the corridor. People who are familiar and understand my work consider me a mole in the system who has built my own therapy platform, Special Messages. In general these are stories that go against the cotton industry I work for, forging passage ways toward freedom. In short, I write these posts to help out inspire people to accept their stigmatized experiences to heal from abuse and achieve the meaning and purpose they seek.
I consider myself an odd working class writer who creatively reflects on his experience in the trenches. Staring out with a very straight-laced education, I have constantly had to redeem myself to learn about the truth of who I am. I never did have the privilege of a writing community to support me. I have never even sought publication or had anyone to share my work with. I just intensely re-wrote to take care of myself. This means when I have gotten in trouble I have barely been able to hold on and avoid hitting the streets. So some of my work has that mentality.
As a psychotherapist, I have envisioned a new way to work with people who experience what is commonly labeled “psychosis” across diagnostic divides. I consider this work a road map to the rabbit-hole. Developed as a means of structuring professional group therapy for psychosis, I have created an eight-component redefinition of psychosis and present eight somewhat coinciding solutions to help people learn how to get their groove on. I have done this to revolutionize treatment for “psychosis” and have developed extensive training for providers. I have written two drafts of a book to help me prepare for presentations, but have the project on the shelf because I have to learn how to author a book as such. This was a project that was inspired by word of the hearing voices movement before it hit the United States.