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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Tsilimparis recently published his latest memoir, MORTAL BONDS, in Kindle version available to be uploaded. The memoir chronicles the difficult dying of a mother and father--and their deaths within thirteen days of each other. It is also an intimate, true account of personal struggle and transformation. MORTAL BONDS is about loving and accepting difficult or impossible parents even when they have wounded you almost mortally. It's about overcoming shame, reconciling the past and present. It's about learning to trust life and death.
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John Tsilimparis is a writer and psychotherapist in Los Angeles and was featured on the hit TV show, OBSESSED, where he treated individuals with OCD on camera. The show aired on A&E and received a great deal of exposure and success. John has also appeared on television as an expert on addiction and other psychiatric conditions. He was featured on Larry King Live, The View, Fox News, and KTLA-News. He was also featured on several radio programs in the Los Angeles area.
In his psychotherapy work, he treats individuals suffering from anxiety disorders, particularly OCD, depression, and addiction, and also specializes in bereavement counseling. His approach is a cutting edge theoretical orientation called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on changing individuals' personal thinking and belief systems about every aspect of life.
John is a former staff clinician at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills, where he worked in an outpatient psychiatric program. At Cedars, he helped patients suffering from severe mental disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He is an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University and Antioch University. He teaches classes on the master's level in chemical dependency and supervises students in a Practicum class.
He has also presented many workshops on anxiety disorders and depression to both psychological professionals and the general public. John is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) based in San Diego.
John Tsilimparis is the editor of the book Living with Panic Disorder (Publish America, 2003), a collection of stories written by panic disorder sufferers throughout the country. He was inspired to write his own story and publish the book because of his own personal experiences with panic disorder as a child. The book has increased his prominence as an authority on anxiety disorders and he is widely known as an authority in the field.
John was born in New York City in 1961. He moved to Los Angeles in 1991.