On the Outside Looking In: A Therapist's Poems and Prose About Mental Illness and Addiction
by Cindy Honeycutt, LPC, LADC
This is a book of poems and prose from my view as a therapist, “on the outside looking in,” watching people as they suffer in pain, in shame, many times in isolation and confusion. It is about seeing how some recover and lead richer, fuller lives, raising families and working. It is about watching those with a mental illness and substance abuse problem struggle to live more positively with “co-occurring disorders.”
It is my public forum about private issues that may be encouraging to others who have a mental illness. You are invited to “step into my head” for a while as I process what I’ve seen and reflect on those who have taught me a great deal. I count it an honor to be involved in this intimate process called therapy.
Cindy Honeycutt, LPC, LADC, has a Master of Human Relations degree from the University of Oklahoma. She is employed by Mission Norman in Norman, Ok. Cindy has worked with adults of all ages providing direct services and supervision in the mental health and substance abuse fields. When not working, she spends her time writing, reading, knitting, and other creative endeavors. She is currently working on two novels with a therapist as the main character. This is her first book of poetry.