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Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores

Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores is a licensed marriage and family therapist and spiritual director/counselor, practicing in Santa Rosa, California.  She specializes in grief, loss and trauma.  She leads spiritual direction groups and teaches on issues of Jewish spirituality at synagogues in Santa Rosa, Cotati and Petaluma.  Her memoir, "This Whole Wide World is Just a Narrow Bridge” (Infinity, 2011), charts her emotional and spiritual experience as a hospice bereavement director, concurrent with the loss of her mother, birth of her daughter and a near death experience.  Increasingly, she sees her spiritual work heading in a political direction.  She blogs on psycho-spiritual and political issues at www.citizentherapist.com.