New book by Philip Kenney

The Writer's Crucible Meditations on Emotion, Being and Creativity

Phil Kenney

Philip Kenney is a practicing psychotherapist in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife and two sons. He is the author of the novel, Radiance, and a collection of poetry entitled, Where Roses Bloom.

Reviews, Interviews and Guest Blogs

Radiance: A Novel Reviewed By Norm Goldman of

Phil Kenney`s Radiance: A Novel is an emotionally and penetrating novel that will resonate with many of us, particularly if we have reached mid-life or beyond. Click "more " to read the full review.
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A Writer's Mind: An Interview with Psychotherapist and Author, Philip Kenney

Interview by Erin Reel

In January I had the pleasure of interviewing Portland based psychotherapist and author Philip Kenney about writers and depression. Based on the positive response, we decided to go another round with Philip. This time, we focus on the seemingly disparate roles of the writer as artist and the writer as sales person and marketer; social media anxiety, irrational fears, and more.
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Writers and Depression: An Interview with Psychotherapist and Author, Philip Kenney

Writing is an oftentimes lonely calling. As if the rigors and challenges of modern publishing and making a living off one's writing wasn't enough, writers often fight many silent and sometimes crippling battles in their minds. So often have we heard the creative-as-depressive or just a little bit "crazy" debate: Do the truly brilliant artists require a bit of mental instability to craft brilliant art? And often the idea of the "crazy" or "mad" artist is romanticized by young writers finding their voice and literary path.

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Meet Phil Kenney Author of Radiance: A Novel Norm Goldman.

Today, is pleased to have as our guest, Phil Kenney author of Radiance: A Novel. Good day Phil and thanks for participating in our interview.

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The Good Enough Writer, Posted by Erin Reel Publishing Services

Often, people like me who work with writers professionally address how writers can cope with some of the more challenging aspects of the writer's life from surviving the editorial process to dealing with rejection. Sometimes, though, we come to that place in the dialogue where the writer's needs reach beyond our best intentions.

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