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            "As we open to the immense love at the heart of the universe,
    we discover that all of life becomes a meditation that transforms us,
                                        our families, and our world."

                                                     - Denise Roy

Welcome to FamilySpirit. My hope is that you'll discover simple practices and inspiring stories that can help create more laughter, love, and peace in your life and in your family's life.

Denise Roy, LMFT, M.Div.
, is the founder of FamilySpirit, and is an award-winning author and licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in issues of personal and spiritual growth, particularly in the area of mindfulness in family life. She speaks nationwide at schools, parenting groups, churches, women's gatherings, and community organizations. She has a psychotherapy and consultation practice in the San Francisco Bay area where she lives with her family.

Denise is the author of Momfulness: Mothering with Mindfulness, Compassion, and Grace (2007), and My Monastery Is a Minivan (2001). Random House Audio published her CD, Meditations for Mothers (2007), and her essays have appeared in numerous collections, including the newly released The Maternal Is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change, by Shari MacDonald Strong.

Please visit my primary website: www.DeniseRoy.com


I have maintained a private practice working with individuals and couples during the last 15 years. Areas of specialization include stress reduction, relationship difficulties, life balance, anxiety, codependency, parenting, and mindfulness practice. I would be happy to talk with you about the possibility of accompanying you on your journey--whether through psychotherapy, spiritual guidance, or consulting on creativity or writing projects.

My office is located in Santa Clara. Please contact me for an initial phone consultation at 408-248-6604, ext. 70.