Miriam Greenspan M.Ed., LMHC, is an internationally renowned psychotherapist, author, public speaker, poet, and workshop leader. Her pioneering book, A New Approach to Women & Therapy, helped define the field of feminist therapy. Healing Through the Dark Emotions: the Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair, a Boston Globe bestseller, won the 2004 gold Nautilus Book Award in self-help/psychology for “books that make a contribution to conscious living and positive social change.” Her work has appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including: Huffington Post, The Sun, Psychology Today, Spirituality & Health, Shambhala Sun, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
The Heroin Addict’s Mother is Miriam’s first book of poetry. She has done readings at the Mass Poetry Festival, the Riverwood Poetry Series, and meetings of Learn to Cope, an organization for families and friends of those struggling with drug addiction. As the opiate epidemic continues to surge, she looks forward to using her poems to encourage community conversations about addiction and recovery.