Denise Roy, LMFT, M.Div., is an author, a psychotherapist, a popular speaker, and a mother.
Her book, Momfulness: Mothering with Mindfulness, Compassion, and Grace (Jossey-Bass, 2007), was named one of the best Spiritual Books of 2007 by Spirituality & Practice.
Here's what Publishers Weekly had to say about Momfulness: 'Roy combines her experience as a marriage and family therapist, a spiritual director, and a mother of five in this delightful book of meditations, a sequel to My Monastery Is a Minivan. Roy defines momfulness as "the spiritual practice of cultivating a mindful, compassionate, mothering presence," and outlines six spiritual lessons: developing true presence, practicing embodiment, paying attention, cultivating deep compassion, recognizing the sacred in all things and understanding the value of community. Roy's anecdotes are fresh and her storytelling colorful and imaginative.'
Random House Audio published Meditations for Mothers as an audio book; it includes Denise reading excerpts from Momfulness that busy on-the-go moms can practice.
Denise is also the author of My Monastery Is a Minivan. She has been quoted or featured in numerous publications, including: Real Simple, The Washington Post, Woman's Day, Redbook, First for Women, San Jose Mercury News, The Dallas Morning News, Spirituality & Health, The Indianapolis Star, New Age Journal, and The Tampa Tribune.
Her essays have also appeared in the following books: The Maternal Is Political, by Shari MacDonald Strong; Your Children Will Raise You, by Eden Steinberg; I Like Being a Mom, by Theresa Borchard;The Miracle of Sons, edited by Jamie C. Miller and Jennifer Bayse Sander; Let Go, Let Miracles Happen by Kathy Cordova; and Humor for a Mom's Heart by Shari McDonald.
Denise has a private psychotherapy practice in Santa Clara. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She also holds a Master of Divinity degree.
You may contact Denise Roy by email at email@example.com or voicemail at 408-248-6604, ext.70