Linda Joy Myers

Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D., MFT, is the President and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, Instructor at Writers Digest, and past president of the California Writers Club, Marin branch. She is the author of The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, and the award winning memoir Don’t Call Me Mother. Linda has won prizes for her work in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Linda gives workshops nationally, and helps people capture their stories through coaching, editing, and online workshops. Her blog is

Classes Taught with the Therapeutic Writing Institute:

The Power of Memoir


B.S. Music Education
B.A. Art
M.S. Counseling
MFA Creative Writing
Ph.D. Psychology

Licensure, Certifications:

MFT, California


The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story
Don’t Call Me Mother—Winner of the BAIPA Gold Medal award
Becoming Whole—Writing Your Healing Story

Classes Taught Elsewhere:

Family Therapy—JFK University
Abnormal Psychology—JFK University
MA Thesis preparation—JFK University
Family Therapy—Argosy University
Memoir Writing workshop—UC Extension, Davis