For thirty-five years, Boorn has worked as a psychotherapist with more than 1,200 adult clients, including hundreds of mid-life parents. In addition, for fifteen years the author taught over 1,000 adult learners in college counseling psychology classes, during which time she regularly received among the highest scores on student evaluations. She also developed and facilitated more than 200 workshops and presentations and has been interviewed on radio, internet, and in print. She is continually fascinated by the power of language to inform and inspire.
Boorn began her career in the addictions field, where she developed and implemented innovative family treatment programs for eight years. For the last 25 years, she has been the owner of a private psychotherapy practice specializing in transitions, parenting, grief, addiction, and relationship issues. A member of the American Counseling Association and the National Board for Certified Counselors, she is licensed as a Professional Counselor by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.
The author sees herself as a student as well as a teacher and believes that perhaps her greatest asset is an ongoing commitment to her own personal growth. She suspects that it is not just her expertise, but also her humility, sense of humor, and ability to empathize that make her clients want to work hard with her in therapy. She knows that she, and they, are wondrous works in progress, and she infuses her work with this compassion.
Raised in suburban Philadelphia, Boorn now lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Her passions include writing, traveling, playing the piano, creating memory books, and spending time with her grandchildren. On Sundays, she takes time to rest, recreate, and reflect. Living just one mile from her adult daughter, she considers it perhaps her greatest accomplishment that, nearly always, she and her daughter view this proximity as a blessing.