Cherilynn Veland has worked extensively in psychiatric settings, child welfare agencies, domestic violence, sexual assault, and substance abuse treatment programs, and has consulted for corporate and employee assistance programs. A clinical social worker licensed through the State of Illinois to provide counseling for individuals, couples, and families, Veland holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Alabama and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She currently runs a successful therapy and counseling practice in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago.
"An insightful guide to navigating life's complexities." -Melody Beattie, bestselling author of Codependent No More, The Language of Letting Go. "Stop Giving It Away is a crucial read for women suffering from an all-too-common problem: they take care of everyone in their lives except themselves. This personal and detailed book will inspire you to take your life back, one step at a time." -Dr. Andrea Bonior, Ph.D., author of The Friendship Fix "Since the 1970s, women's roles and choices have expanded exponentially, yet our historical training in self-sacrifice remains intact, undermining all our gains. In this straight-talking, realistic, compassionate, and deeply wise book, Cherilynn Veland nails the reasons behind our habit of "giving it away"-especially the often-ignored issue of how society and culture have shaped us to do so-and offers practical strategies for overcoming your own personal pull toward unhealthy self-sacrifice." -Stephanie Golden, author of Slaying the Mermaid: Women and the Culture of Sacrifice