As a licensed psychotherapist, Geraldine (Deenie) Cantrell's insight into the realms of the human heart inspires others to discover their true selves. Specializing in trauma and abuse recovery for over 25 years, she has worked with individuals and families in need of healing on the deepest levels. “Realizing who you truly are is to discover love,” she says. “It is love that promotes healing.”
In addition to her career in clinical counseling, Deenie is also an award-winning writer and artist. Often integrating creative expression with therapeutic modalities in her private practice, she finds both writing and art to be highly effective means of accessing the healing power of the soul. Having first-hand knowledge of rising above traumatic circumstances, she asserts, “My creativity has always been a saving grace in my life."
It is Deenie's belief that we're all here to discover our unlimited possibilities and expand our capacity to love. Assisting others on this journey has been her life's purpose, as well as her motivation for writing Natural Disasters, A Love Story, her novel of love lost and found. Coming next: The Gertrude Tree, her memoir and winner of an Editor’s Choice Award at the SDSU’s 25th Annual Writer’s Conference. *
* Originally titled: Eating Cake