Jennie Linthorst, MA, CAPF, founder of LifeSPEAKS Poetry Therapy, works privately with individuals and groups exploring their personal histories through reading and writing poetry. She is on the faculty of UCLA Arts and Healing, and a writing instructor in the Manhattan Beach Unified School District in California. Jennie is the author of two books of poetry: Silver Girl, and Autism Disrupted: A Mother’s Journey of Hope.