All About Sylvia Cary

Sylvia Cary, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist in Los Angeles specializing in addiction and creative issues.

She is the author of four traditionally published books (It Must Be Five O’Clock Somewhere; Jolted Sober; The AlcoholicMan; and Women Celebrate Long-Term Sobriety), and her most recent, The Therapist Writer: Helping Mental Health Professionals Get Published, which is “indie” published. It won the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Award, was a finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award (NIEA), and won the 2013 Global Ebook Award for the Kindle E-Book version.

The Book Loft

The Book Loft bookstore in Solvang,
a Danish village in California.

Cary has written five produced educational videos and dozens of articles which have appeared in national magazines (mostly on addiction and other mental health topics).  She was given the Clark Vincent Award by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to honor her literary contributions to the mental health profession. Also a screenwriter, Sylvia served as the Director of Marketing for the Scriptwriters Network, won first prize (for features) in the Carl Sautter Memorial Scriptwriting Competition for her historical script, THE LADIES WAR, which was optioned by a Los Angeles production company. (Unfortunately,it was never made). Since the early 1990’s, she has been writing screenplay analysis (“coverage”) for a Los Angeles movie distribution company.

She has taught classes on psychology, writing, and addiction, has been a repeat guest lecturer at the Betty Ford Center, and was on the Advisory Board of Men’s Fitness magazine for over a decade as a specialist in addictive behavior. She started her “book-doctor” about a dozen years, finally settling on the name Cary Editorial & Book Consultant.

She was married for 28 years to a Danish-born computer programmer, Lance Henrik Wolstrup, who died in January of 2013. She has two adult daughters and two young grandchildren.