Terry J Basile MFT At the age of 4 my life as an innocent child was changed by an accident that left my father permanently disabled. The special baby girl I had been in the family was pushed to the back, while my family dealt with medical and financial survival. No one asked me how I felt and I learned to keep my individual feelings and needs to myself. As a teen, upset that there had been no supportive adult available in my life, I became determined to become that someone for kids. After ten years as a counselor I earned a masters degree in counseling psychology and became a Licensed California Marriage and Family Therapist.
For almost 40 years I have been there for families and children working in community settings, residential programs and private practice as a counselor, administrator and therapist. Let's Color Your Feelings! comes from years of experience working with children and teenagers unable to share their feelings. My hope is that the book will guide parents, grandparents and teachers to help children identify what they feel, create positive ways to express themselves and know that whether it is a
Blue Butterfly Happy Day or a Red Dragon Angry Day it is ok.
Conner Wenzel I grew up in the rural foothills of California. Raising animals and being involved in the local to national 4-H and FFA programs. Showing hunter and jumper horses in the summer and competitive Nordic skiing in the winter rounded out my busy life.
During my attendance at California State University, Chico I pursued a Agriculture Science degree and a Teaching Credential in high school Agriculture. While there I became heavily involved in the raising and showing of dairy cattle. I later developed my own small herd, continuing on the state show string circuit and then expanded into raising, milking and showing Alpine and Toggenburg goats.
Growing up I always had difficulty being able to place words to a lot of my feelings. Drawing allowed me to find a space where I felt safe and free to express myself. When Terry asked me to pull out my drawing pads for this project I was more than thrilled to become a part of it.