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Workshop Leader, Sylvia Cary, LFMT, author of the award-winning book, "The Therapist Writer: Helping Mental Health Professionals Get Published"

  Sylvia Cary, LMFT

Cary's book, "The Therapist Writer," won the GOLD in the 2013 Global Ebook Awards

“The Therapist Writer”  — winner of  the GOLD – 2013 Global Ebook Awards

Helping Mental Health Professionals (& Others)Get Published

Getting a book published is the quickest way for a therapist–or anyone in any profession–to become known as an expert. Instantly!

As an editor and the author of five books (four traditionally published, one “indie” published), I’m familiar with the huge changes and challenges of today’s book publishing world and I can help you turn your expertise and life experience into a book that can entertain, help others, help your career, and hopefully make you some money.

“Getting Published is Good for Business–No Matter What Business You’re In”

Being a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist makes me a member of a rather large “tribe” of U.S. mental health professionals. According to the current Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the government, there are some 750,000 of us — psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, social workers, marriage and family counselors, professional counselors, psychiatric nurses, pastoral counselors, school counselors, industrial counselors, employee assistance counselors, and even life coaches. Most don’t want to give up their day jobs to become writers, but they would like to be “the author of” a book or E-Book — perhaps a memoir, perhaps a novel or a book on a topic related to their professional area of expertise. Many have finally recognized a very important fact stated above: Getting published is good for business – no matter what business you’re in.

And the perks of getting published are many…

  • it gives you instant credibility
  • it increases referrals to your business
  • it serves as a marketing tool
  • it offers potential financial gain
  • it entertains and informs readers
  • it brings you a little immortality
  • it’s psychologically satisfying
  • …and it’s fun

This site is all about guiding my mental health colleagues (and others, too) through the various phases of the book publishing business — the brain-storming, the writing, the actual publishing, distribution, and marketing. I can help you with the “must-know” basics so you can get your book out into the Big World – at last!