Welcome... I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) / writer whose mental health career spans five decades, including the past 20 years working as a crisis counselor in psychiatric ER's. My debut novel, And the Greatest of These, tells the redemptive story of a down-and-out ER crisis counselor caught between an elderly couple's desire to remain autonomous and a research psychiatrist determined to discover an Alzheimer's vaccine. My psychiatric ER story blog, midnightbirdcage.com, shares a side of life (in a story format) that few see or understand -- a locked-down, psychiatric ER / admissions department. Visit my website at midnightbirdcage.com and enter a world like no other.