Debbie Corso (Author)
Debbie Corso is a mental health blogging pioneer, courageously chronicling her journey while lighting a torch to provide hope to a severely emotionally wounded community. She has a BS from New York Institute of Technology in Interdisciplinary Studies in English, Communications, and Behavioral Science, as well as a certificate in Early Childhood Development. She is in recovery from borderline personality disorder (BPD). Through hard, consistent work with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), she no longer meets the criteria to be considered "Borderline." Her work as an Intake Coordinator and Case Manager at a non-profit organization, working closely with children at risk for abuse and neglect, was the catalyst that propelled her to document and share her powerful journey through her blog and hopeful, encouraging books on overcoming the oppressive symptoms of BPD. She currently co-facilitates online, worldwide DBT groups with therapist Alicia Paz at www.DBTPath.com. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kathryn C. Holt (Author)
Kathryn C. Holt, MSSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist who accompanies people on the journey of reclaiming their hunger, desire, and permission to live fully in their bodies and lives. She writes about her journey and her psycho-spiritual approach to healing at www.kathryncholt.com. Holt studied DBT at Columbia University in New York City and worked with teens, adults, and families using DBT for several years prior to moving to Boulder, CO, where she now lives and practices. She offers individual therapy, groups, retreats, and weekly movement classes with the intention of reconnecting people with their power, wisdom, and purpose.Foreword writer Kiera Van Gelder, MFA, is an artist, educator, and writer diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. An international speaker and advocate, she is featured in the documentary Back from the Edge: Living With and Recovering From Borderline Personality Disorder. She currently lives in Massachusetts at a Buddhist meditation center. For additional information, please visit www.buddhaandborderline.com and www.kieravangelder.com.
"As a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) therapist, I'm very
excited to recommend The Stronger Than BPD Journal to my
clients. This is a wonderful companion to Debbie's first book, and
will help take readers to a place in their lives where they'll
build even more resiliency and support in their recovery."
--Amanda L. Smith, LCSW, author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Wellness Planner--Amanda L. Smith, LCSW
"Two wise women help empower others to do a thorough inventory of all the patterns that will help you achieve equanimity."
--Tamra Sattler, PhD, MFT, therapist, researcher, and entrepreneur--Tamra Sattler, PhD, MFT