NC Literary Hall of Fame



Feminist Therapist: How Second Wave Feminism Changed Psychotherapy and Me by Jessica Heriot

The Cheerful Word
$14.95, paperback / $3.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-7334125-5-1
April, 2020
Nonfiction: Memoir
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Heriot’s story is one of personal and professional resilience at a time in our country’s history when female psychology, feminism, and Women’s Liberation were concepts either unknown or scoffed at by a patriarchal society.

Jessica Heriot’s memoir is a riveting, deeply honest account of her personal life and career as a feminist therapist. Share the ideas of feminist psychology that inspired and empowered her, Heriot reveals the power of the Second Wave Women’s Movement to touch and forever change one woman’s life when she needed it most.

In 1968, Jessica Heriot spotted a note on a bulletin board announcing a meeting of the Baltimore Women’s Liberation. Dr. Heriot began her journey, becoming a passionate feminist and psychotherapist. Ultimately, she established herself as an expert in the practice of feminist therapy.

Heriot touches upon such crucial issues as abortion, eating disorders, menstruation, orgasms, incest, aging, and the future of feminist therapy. She encourages readers to never give up the fight for equality and to pass your wisdom along to the next generation.

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