BLOG By SARAH NEUSTADTER, PHD

“What do they call you?” a homeless man in Santa Monica once asked me as he skillfully bummed a cigarette.* “They,” I replied, “call me Sarah.” And indeed that is my name. Born, raised, and educated in Manhattan, I spent the first 26 years of my life in NYC, in between various stints trying to live in North Carolina, Rio de Janeiro, and Tel Aviv. I graduated from New York University and finally left NY for warmer winters and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology where I received my Phd in clinical psychology — specializing in suicide.

A year after the suicide of my boyfriend John, I moved down to Los Angeles (Santa Monica to be exact) for a fresh start. Here I am, living by the beach and working with clients of all kinds and writing my book Love You Like the Sky —a memoir about surviving the death of a soul mate and reclaiming the will to live and love again.

* For a magical formula on how to quit smoking click here.

7 Responses to “About me”

  1. Nita said

    Hi there.. (again, after i left a comment in one of your posts) I was just wondering if one of these days we can chat. I know i have contemplated suicide ever since I was a kid. That impulse reappear now and I am grateful for having good and best friends around me because they continuously reminding me to seek help.

  2. John said

    Did you finish your schooling? University of Santa Monica (USM) is a wonderful school. I attended there and would recommend checking it out if you don’t already know about it. Looking forward to browsing through your site and exploring your writings.

    • I’m done with my schooling at ITP in June (2011)! Have peeked at USM since it’s in the neighborhood but don’t know much about it, but I always enjoy the company of fellow transpersonalists. Hope you enjoy browsing the site and I look forward to your comments and feedback! Hope you are taking the LONG way home too.

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