The Awakening Center in collaboratioin with author Lisa Smith will be offering a book talk and workshop focusing on women and addiction. The book talk will run from 7 to 8 p.m followed by a book-signing. and the workshop will be held from 8 to 8:30 p.m. This is a free, public event.
Lisa F. Smith is a writer and lawyer in New York City. She is the author of, Girl Walks Out of a Bar, her memoir of high-functioning addiction and recovery in the world of New York City corporate law. Lisa’s writing has been published in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Addiction.com. She is passionate about breaking the stigma of addiction and mental health issues. Prior to beginning her more than 15-year legal marketing career, Lisa practiced law in the Corporate Finance group of a leading international firm. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Rutgers School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Rutgers Law Review. Lisa serves on the Board of Directors of the NY Writers Coalition and The Writers Room in New York City. She lives in New York City with her husband, Craig.
The Awakening Center is an outpatient private practice, whose professionals have a diverse array of skills and the compassion necessary to guide patients on their road to recovery. They are known for their work with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships and communication, and a range of other psychological issues. They offer the most-up-to-date and effective approaches in the field of psychotherapy including: Counseling from a Holistic Perspective, Psychodynamic and Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive/Behavioral Interventions, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Body-centered Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing.