A Bit About Our Primary Authors:
A native of Manitowoc, WI, Diane Berry, MSW, LCSW, JD started her professional career as a divorce attorney in 1983. She quickly realized that she preferred dealing with the emotional aspects of a breakup to the legal issues involved and headed back to graduate school for her Master’s Degree in Social Work. In 1995, Berry completed her schooling and began working as a therapist with clients struggling with the issues of depression, anxiety, stress management and life change adjustments. Divorce, step family adjustment, court ordered anger management and family violence treatment became areas of expertise for her as she was able to combine her experience in the areas of law and social work.
In May of 2000, Berry opened a small mental health clinic, Blue Waters Family Counseling. Acting as Director of the clinic, Berry continued her therapy practice, in addition to facilitating Parenting Through Divorce, Divorce Adjustment and the Men’s Family Violence groups discussed in her books, until 2012 when she and her family moved to the mountains of northern New Mexico.
In 2004, Berry penned her first book, Child Friendly Divorce: A Divorce(d) Therapist’s Guide to Helping Your Children Thrive, using materials she had written for the court ordered class she teaches for divorcing parents. In 2005 Berry wrote Romancing the Web: A Therapist’s Guide to the Finer Points of Online Dating after finding herself advising one single client after another regarding the practice of online dating. A Peace of My Mind is her third book.
Berry has been married for 25 years to Terry Berry, MSW, LCSW, who worked as a therapist for Manitowoc County Human Services. He also co-facilitated the Family Violence groups with Diane and saw individual clients on a limited basis at Blue Waters Family Counseling.
A Peace of My Mind is the Berrys’ first collaborative published work but they have plans for books on the subjects of parenting and stepfamily adjustment.