Tracey Cleantis, LMFT, the author of, the Publishers Weekly starred reviewed, The Next Happy: Let Go of The Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward( Published by Hazelden).

Tracey Cleantis is a marriage and family therapist with private practices in Valencia and Pasadena, California. She has worked with hundreds of patients who have dealt with the loss of a dream, and through her online writing has built a national reputation as an accessible and trustworthy expert with a special expertise in loss and grief.

Her popular "Freudian Sip" blog on the Psychology Today website sought to make psychoanalytic thought easy to understand and accessible, one sip at a time." Tracey's highly-successful blog focuses on life on both sides of the couch, and frequently addresses the topic of unreachable dreams and how to let them go and get to your "Next Happy".

Tracey has published essays, fiction, and poetry in various publications, including the Sojourner and Mode Magazine and her interviews and advice have been featured in stories in Psychologies Magazine, Redbook, The New York Daily News, Yahoo News, Salon.com, Forest and Bluff, Sheridan Road and on Fox News Boston.

Tracey lives in Pasadena, California with her boyfriend, Keith, and her dog Lily.