A Psychotherapist’s Journey…

After the successful publication of my memoir, SHE’S NOT HERSELF, I now have the time and am excited to revive my blog of 3 years, A Psychotherapist’s Journey . As in the past, I will continue to post each week, advocating for mental health by addressing issues that are psychologically and culturally relevant to our times. Named TOP BLOGGER in the field of Mental Health by WELLsphere – an on-line site whose mission was “to help millions of people live healthier, happier lies by connecting them with the knowledge, people and tools needed to manage and improve their health” –I gained a readership in Europe, Singapore, the Philippines, as well as in the States. I hope that past readers will faithfully return and that A Psychotherapist’s Journey will attract new readers who will also subscribe, leave comments, and enter into conversations with me and with each other.

WOW! Women on Writing Author Spotlight: Dr. Leona Stucky

I am very pleased to participate in the WOW! Women on Writing Book Blog Tour of The Fog of Faith with this Author Spotlight. I am pleased to support a fellow author.

About Dr. Leona Stucky

She fit bucking bales into God’s plan, but bucking fear left this Mennonite farm teen begging and now, after 30 years as a professional psychotherapist, Dr. Leona Stucky narrates her unflinching faith-and-violence dilemma in a riveting memoir, The Fog of Faith: Surviving My Impotent God, which spares neither God nor violence against women and has been recommended by MS Magazine.

Dr. Stucky first received a degree in psychology and philosophy from Boston College, graduating summa cum laude, before plunging into seminary, first at Andover Newton Theological School and then at Eden Theological Seminary. She earned a doctorate from Southern Methodist University with honors, and a Diplomate certificate from the American Association of Pastoral Counselors—their highest credential—for teaching, supervising, and offering therapy services. She currently has standing as a Unitarian Universalist community minister.

These professional explorations might have quieted her mind, but the areas where integration seemed impossible became mental sand kernels disrupting many intellectual resting places. Being fiercely honest in confronting contradictions, she honed her wisdom, gained unusual insights, and enjoyed a professional and personal journey that could only be shared by telling the whole story. After numerous failed attempts, Dr, Stucky finally completed The Fog of Faith: Surviving My Impotent God.

The provocative title aptly indicates the unflinching moral dilemmas she reveals. The gripping story reads like a real-life thriller that readers can’t put down.  Still, each step grounds itself in nuanced networks of passion, relational complexities, cultural and religious dilemmas, circumscribed choices bound by woman’s poverty, persistent violence, and an untamable resilient desire to redeem herself with or without God.

Find Claudette Online

Website: http://thefogoffaith.com/
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071951HB6
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leonastucky/

 

The Fog of Faith
Surviving My Impotent God

After the trauma of a savage attack, a farm girl recovers physically, but her identity, faith, and relationships are shattered.

This is the true story of Leona Stucky’s childhood on a Kansas farm, surrounded by a loving family and the simple tenets of her Mennonite community. Violence enters her world in the guise of a young man who seems normal to everyone else but who Leona knows to be deranged in his obsession with her.

His unrelenting abuses take root, and Leona must deal with them utterly alone. Her pacifist father cannot avenge or protect her, nor can a callous justice system. Even God is impotent. (more…)