Janet Zinn is a successful psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. Janet was a mental health, first-responder post 9/11, and more recently, in the global Covid-19 pandemic. She is an expert in trauma and loss. She has worked as a consultant for Fortune 100 companies, and has spoken locally and internationally on getting through traumatic events. Janet incorporates mindfulness, creativity, humor and enduring compassion in her work. She maintains a weekly blog in getting through difficult times and related topics.
Complications of Mother's Day, Week Two in the Time of Transition
May 08, 2021 by Janet Zinn
As a mother and daughter, I find I have such mixed feelings about Mother’s Day. Here is one day that’s been set aside to celebrate moms. Yet, it has always felt fraught for me. Growing up I created hand-made gifts for Mother’s Day. Excited to present them to my mommy, I could feel her mixed disappointment at the poorly executed drawing or heart-shaped construction paper card. Nonetheless, she displayed these child crafts on the refrigerator so that I could also feel her appreciation for my offerings, lack of craftiness, and all.
Neither Here Nor There, Week One in the Time of Transition
May 02, 2021 by Janet Zinn
We are the lucky ones. We have available vaccines that put us in a unique position. We have entered a transitional time from living a life in a pandemic to moving to a new, not fully known, post-pandemic period. So, here we are.