Deanna Pledge, Ph.D. is an author, psychologist, and artist. She has done many of the typical psychologist activities such as workshops on journaling, creativity, general mental health issues, wellness, life transitions, and self-care strategies, as well as publishing professional and popular books and articles.
Working with the media is a way for her to connect with people regarding psychological aspects of daily life. For example, she was recently asked to weigh in on the campaign to influence Mattel in the production of "bald Barbies" http://todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/30/10938746-barbie-goes-bald-thanks-to-facebook-campaign, and has aired a weekly informational segment on mental health issues as part of a local news broadcast.
Deanna has discovered the power of creative expression through her varied artwork, which ranges from watercolor and pottery to marbled scarves and fiber arts.
Please visit her blog at www.deannapledge.com, and follow her on Twitter, DeannaPledge@DeannaPledge.