Kerry Leddy Malawista is a writer and psychoanalyst in Potomac, MD. She is co-chair of New Directions in Writing. Her personal essays have appeared nationally in newspapers, magazines and literary journals including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Zone 3, Washingtonian Magazine, Voice, Intima and The Account Magazine. She is the co-author of “Wearing my Tutu to Analysis and Other Stories” (2011), co-author of Who’s Behind the Couch (January, 2017) and editor and author, The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby (2013), both with Columbia University Press and other scholarly chapters and articles. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is currently working on her memoirs, Ghostmother: A Love Story and The Good Father