About Me

ALYSSA PETERSEL, LMSW, is a writer, social worker, and entrepreneur. Alyssa is Founder and CEO of My Wellbeing (mywellbeing.us), where she helps therapy-seekers connect with therapists who fit their needs. She released her debut narrative nonfiction anthology, Somehow I Am Different: Narratives of Searching and Belonging in Jewish Budapest, in March 2016. SIAD has since earned a starred Kirkus Review, won Kirkus Reviews' Best Indie Books of 2016, won first place in the New York Book Festival for Autobiography/Biography, and participated in three national book festivals. Alyssa graduated from Northwestern University in 2013 with dual BA degrees in psychology and international studies, graduated summa cum laude from New York University in May 2017 with her Master's in Social Work, and graduated from The Writer's Institute non-fiction program at CUNY Graduate Center in May 2017. A native New Yorker, Alyssa now lives in Brooklyn and enjoys running, coffee, community, and social justice.

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