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Regina McCarthy, Author of Courageous Gilbert the Groundhog

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"Psychotherapist Regina E. McCarthy has written an amazing book to inspire children and adults with the wisdom of breath, awareness and self expression - an absolute gem which provides a practical solution for even minor P.T.S.D."
—Leighton Clark, L.C.S.W., Trauma & Body Psychotherapist, Creative Transitions, Ltd. & The Midwest Institute for Somatic Psychotherapy

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Regina E. McCarthy

When Regina was little, she was her dad’s favorite, but he also intimidated her. He was big; she was little. He was loud; she was quiet. He was strong; she was skinny. But she loved him just the same and believed he could do anything, which he often did. He was born to Irish immigrant parents in the four-room apartment they lived in above a grocery store in Chicago. He worked hard and followed his intuition. He was also brilliant and could solve complex math problems in his head like no one else, and he figured everyone else could, too.

In primary school, Regina had to ask her dad for help with simple fractions. They didn’t make sense in her head, and to him, that didn’t make sense. After his long, hard day of work, she felt like she was bothering him. She cringed as she made her way to where he was sitting, reading the evening newspapers. Every nerve in her body became tense.

It was never a fun experience asking him for help, but it started Regina on her journey of questioning why her brain could not figure out math, why she felt so anxious, and how could she get what she needed without feeling guilty for asking.

Eventually, she survived her dad’s lessons and even grew to love math. She also learned to follow her intuition, which led to her interest in holistic psychotherapy.

Today, Regina is president and owner of Blue Stone Healing Center in the Chicago area. She works with clients at the holistic level, helping them to heal at their deepest level. Regina is passionate about the work she does and feels extremely honored to be part of her clients healing journey.

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