Little About Me
Hi. I'm Dr. Kathryn Foster, a psychologist in private practice from Texas. I've practiced psychotherapy for 27 years.
Visit my site http://kathrynfosterphd.com/
I've authored two novels of
*Sessions: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist
*Finding My Way
I've written three nonfiction books:
*The Naked Truth About Men (And Romance)
*What Women Want....Really!
(written for men but meant to be read by couples)
*When Your Relationship Changes
(how to find strength when going through a break up)
... See my list of books below
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If you'd like to be an advanced reader for my latest novel, Past Lives: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My new musical, This is Hello, has just been published. Two people, Charlene and Michael, with multiple personality disorder meet at their therapist's office. You'll meet their colorful inside people, along with the heartbreaking childhood abuse that caused the splits. Despite their issues with trust, Charlene and Michael fall in love.
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Dr. Addy Conrad, psychologist, encounters the ethical minefield common to private practice. Susan, a professional and mother with whom Addy identifies, is torn by a traumatic childhood. But Susan is more complex than what originally met the eye, having colorful interior personalities, and one tragic disclosure plants Addy squarely in a quandary. Her peak challenge, though, is Michael, a striking but narcissistic surgeon, who finally discards his emotional hide-and-seek to disclose his raw pain. At times, Addy waivers under his seduction, especially as her own marriage falters. She warms to Michael as he reveals his vulnerable, undone psyche. His flirting is intermingled with genuine therapeutic work, leaving Addy swaying, as if on a precarious high wire. A serpentine client, Carmen, reeking of cigarettes, snags Addy’s old memories of her mother’s death by cancer. Countertransference—where the therapist projects someone onto the client—grips her. A beloved former professor helps her disentangle her own unprocessed feelings from that of Carmen’s. Dr. Conrad courts a growing unease for her friend, Dr. Sebastian Courtney, her intellectual idol. After working with his first severely abused client, he suffers from night terrors. She intuits that he is in danger beyond what he is disclosing. He has, in fact, slipped into secondary post traumatic stress disorder--taking on the pain and symptoms of his client. In a risky gambit, and partly blinded by her own attachment to him, she takes matters into her own hands. A testament to the human spirit, Sessions: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist, will challenge as much as it entertains you.
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Click here to listen to Dr. Kathryn Foster's guest interview on What Women Want ....Really!
The classic pocketbook guide for guys. A psychologist offers bottom line steps for starting and building a romance. Everything you need to know to be smart about women. To read alone or with a female partner.
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Click here to listen to Dr. Kathryn Foster's guest interview on THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT MEN (AND ROMANCE)
From hormones to brain structure, women and men differ. The author explains how testosterone, lesser empathy, and being a “Systemizer” affect men in romances. A psychologist, Dr. Foster uses both composite stories from her practice and fascinating research findings to illustrate The Naked Truth About Men. Many women suffer silently in romances and women initiate two thirds of divorces. The book gives voice to why this is true and what you can do about it. One chapter is devoted to what a woman can actually and specifically expect from a man. This includes understanding his main source of connection, how he communicates for different reasons than she does, why conflict is threatening to him but not her, and how his personal growth will look different than hers. Finding a life partner is getting harder for women and the author tells why. Finally, Dr. Foster speaks of the emerging woman: how she'll restore balance to the work world, find fulfillment in friendships, is headed toward overcoming an aversion to risk taking, and will restore joyous sex. Women aren’t done rustling the social order yet. As they come to terms with the truth about men and the dilemma female-male relationships pose, they are breaking away from former mores to find something new. This sea change will strike at the soul of romance and how females and males couple. Having female hormones and brain structure is about more than the capacity to supply breast milk. It’s about values: tolerance, relationship closeness, being genuine, seeing the big picture, and nurturing everything from Planet Earth to a new style of politicking. The rise of the feminine will bring the values we need now. Men, by and large, did not fair well in the evolutionary machine, as they cut off from their relational and emotional selves through centuries of killing animals, the silent stocking of prey, and combat. But when a woman is asked to make a man her primary source of love, affection, and emotional intimacy, she has to figure out what to do. Never before have women been positioned to so radically change the world. It all begins with women’s shifting their expectations of romance. What Women Want is the companion book especially for men and When Your Relationship Changes is the follow up to The Naked Truth About Men.
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Click here to listen to Dr. Kathryn Foster's guest interview on When Your Relationship Changes (A Woman's Journey)
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We live in a time when romantic relationships can change rapidly: we are not as bound to them by necessity as were our ancestors. But how do you get through the disruption, pain, and fear of the unknown when you’ve relied on a relationship to anchor and define you? Psychologist Kathryn Foster guides you into discovering serenity and feeling good about your new life. She asks you to feel deep inside to know what you need in your relationship. Trust yourself to know. If a relationship ends, you’ll be okay. In fact, you have some surprises in store: autonomy and solitude can feel very good. Transcendence, spiritual growth and living genuinely are your new treasures. Maybe your relationship is in tact but changing. It needs a restructuring and you want to drop some old roles and obligations. Cleanse yourself of old expectations and find yourself again. Acknowledge the limits of romance, and learn to speak up on your own behalf. Perhaps you are moving from tribalism to individualism. Maybe you’re taking a second look at romance and marriage and are seeking something different. To do that, you will have to learn to sit with your feelings, quiet your run-a-way ego, embrace change, and see romance as symbolic. This book will make you stronger. Most importantly, you will find your way back to yourself.
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Living fully in the second half of life, Camilla, a psychologist, shouldn't really be alive. Is it her lifelong friendship with mutually mischievous Rosie, her undeniable romance with Javier, or her playful love for her great granddaughter, Chelsea, that keeps her from succumbing to cancer? At 55, she meets Javier, an amazing dancer, and convinces Rosie to join her in creating an elegant bed and breakfast with views of the mountains and roaring waters of Washington. When mortality beckons, Camilla seeks a dignified death that doesn't hurt those around her. In a dramatic turn of events, life surprises her, and at 94, she dances tenderly with Javier one more time. A charming story filled with desire, romantic heart- break, rich friendship, and authentic people. You will see aging differently and know how achingly beautiful life really is, at any age.