Maria Psanis was born 1954 in Athens Greece. She immigrated with her family to the United States in 1966. She received her High School diploma from Hartford Public High School in 1974. She earned an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from the Hartford College for Women (1976), a Bachelors Degree in English Literature from University of Hartford (1979) and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Hartford (1995). Her internship was completed at Capitol Region Mental Health Clinic in Hartford in 1995. She is currently a clinical psychotherapist in private practice in Simsbury, Connecticut, specializing in trauma related issues. Her loves include photography, music, theater, and the ocean.

Her memberships include Connecticut Writers League, New England Writers Club, National Writers Club, The Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, Photographic Society of America, American Psychological Association, and American Counseling Association.

Maria has authored ten collections of poetry: "The Free Inhibited Child" (1980), "Thoughts, Love and You" (1981), "Immortal Shadows" (1983), "Today's Tears, Tomorrow's Laughter" (1984), "Searching for You" (1989), "Breaking the Cycle" (1997), "Asomatos Erotas" (2000), "I Forgot To Ask God" (2001), "Agapi Ke Thanatos (Love & Death)" (2003), "a Child, a Dream and a Sling Shot" (2008), and "The Wildflower and the Honey Bee" (2011).

In addition to the titles listed her work also appears in various anthologies such as, "Poetry Press", "Penn Press", "World of Poetry", "American Poetry Association", "National Poetry Press", "International Poetry", and "AHEAD Infochange".



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