With Her Own Hands:
Crafting a Meaningful Life Through Textile Work
An upcoming book by Nicole Nehrig
to be published by W. W. Norton & Company
My work as a clinical and research psychologist has focused on helping individuals and couples process trauma, strengthen relationships, find meaning and purpose in life, and live creatively and authentically. During my decade-long tenure at the Manhattan VA Medical Center, I worked to develop treatments for PTSD, depression, and interpersonal difficulties, and to address disparities in Veterans’ access to mental health care. I have received numerous research grants, published peer reviewed academic articles, and spoken at many national and international psychotherapy conferences related to this work. I serve as a clinical supervisor at McLean Hospital and Long Island University, Brooklyn. I hold a B.A. in psychology and fine art from Washington University, St. Louis and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Long Island University, Brooklyn. I am also a passionate knitter and yarn stasher, a comparably dispassionate sewist, a novice embroiderer, and a clumsy crocheter.