About the Facilitator
Iris Selig, MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, is an educator, a writer, and a licensed counselor in private practice with over fifteen years of experience. Sensitive to self exploration issues, she delights in helping others find their own particular style of expression. Clients say: "creative, humorous, gentle, and inspirational."

A few years ago Selig heard that the editors of the canine cult classic, Dogs and Their Women, were looking for more stories about the special relationship between women and their dogs for the next edition of their book. She sent in two entries and one was chosen from among 500 submissions from all over the country for publication in Woman's Best Friend, A Celebration of Dogs and Their Women. "I thought the essay they didn't choose was actually better." It was a sad recollection of the death of her first dog. "This was first-hand immersion in the process of writing therapy, and it changed my life. I want to help others find the words to tell the stories that mean something important to them."

Selig is President of the Maine Clinical Counselors Association (MCCA) and a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She has has  presented at many professional conferences, facilitated programs in adult education in Massachusetts and Maine, and coordinated training programs for Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community and at McLean Hospital.

Write to the Heart!

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