Jean’s Books and Articles

My articles on relationships and emotional and spiritual growth have appeared in many national magazines over the past twenty-five years, including Parents, Working Mother, The New York Times Magazine, and Family Circle. My book Something More was named a Parents Magazine Best Parenting Book of the Year. I also have posts on YourTango, and the Episcopal Cafe.

Visit my author page and my GoodReads author profile.

On Something More:

“Jean Fitzpatrick has written a wise, loving, and very useful book. I recommend it.” Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People 

“This is terrific! A much-needed positive resource for nurturing our children’s souls.” — John Bradshaw, author of Homecoming 

Something More is a book I want to give all my friends who have young children. It is fresh and wise….Above all, it is a loving book.” — Madeleine L’Engle

A Parents magazine Best Parenting Book

“An excellent resource for parents.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Once Upon a Family

“Fitzpatrick offers traditional tales from many cultures and abundant ideas for leading children to engage with the stories on their own terms. Her advice is pleasingly spiritual and decidedly noncookbook; she calls devotion to child-rearing guides that offer systems and tips ‘virtual parenting.'” — San Jose Mercury News

“Fitzpatrick’s discussions stimulate readers to review their own lives and show them how best to transmit the lessons they’ve learned to the next generation.” — The Washington Post Book World

On Small Wonder

“A wonderfully penetrating book that insightfully addresses the real questions that kids want to discuss in lucid, understandable language.” — Rabbi Earl Grollman, author of Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child.




From the Ashes

by Beliefnet, Neal Donald Walsch, Desmond Tutu and others includes a chapter by me. For more on life in these challenging times read comments by me in “The New Normal: Gas Masks, Insomnia, and Civility” in the Christian Science Monitor.




Articles and book excerpts by Jean


Choosing the Right Therapist

Couples or Individual Therapy?

Healing Through Sandplay

Minister or Therapist: Who Can Help Me?

How Healing Happens

Could You or Someone You Love be Depressed?

Respectful Therapy

A Healing Relationship for Abuse Survivors



Hitting the Wall in your Marriage

After an Affair

What Makes a Good Relationship?

What’s Intimacy?

An Emotional Affair?

Couples or Individual Therapy?

A Good Divorce?



How to Trust Your Instincts

The Art of Listening to a Child

Helping a Child Cope with Grief

What Makes a Happy Family?

On Mothering after Mother Loss


Care of the Soul

Nurturing Your Creativity

Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?

Coping with the Fear of Terrorism

How Do You Play?

Exploring Your Dreams

Midlife blues? Not Necessarily

Healing Through Sandplay

Since 1990 I have been helping busy people in the New York area recover from pain and stress, gain confidence, and enjoy more trusting, fulfilling relationships.

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