LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bestselling Author Gregg Ratinoff published his acclaimed book Hood Therapist on Amazon on June 10, 2022. Distilled through a shameless and emotional lens, hood therapist follows a larger-than-life therapist and three troubled teenagers through their story of survival – from life on the streets to time in the courtroom.
Using atypical mental health interventions and an amazing ability to understand adolescents in the system, the hood therapist forges a relationship with his clients that produces miraculous results in children accused of drug use, drug trafficking and murder. .
Mixed with a wealth of information on mental disorders and juvenile justice, hood therapist includes a breakdown of mental health diagnoses, psychology, and the culture of life in the neighborhood. This fictional autobiographical account of a man working as a therapist with young incarcerated Los Angeles combines the humor, heart and gripping stories of a therapist’s patients who have survived the system.
Located in the middle of juvenile justice, hood therapist details how incarcerated youth got there and what they did to change. Author by Gregg Ratinoff experience with gang members and those directly affected by gang violence is served with an ironic spirit, but never loses respect for the cause of helping troubled youth.
Meet Destiny, the biracial teenager battling a dope world dominated by men; Mateo, the Hispanic skateboarder who makes ends meet selling meth at raves; and Jalin, an African-American teenager who is fighting to keep his case out of adult court for the alleged murder of his brother. As the hood therapist and teens navigate the juvenile system together, readers will discover what it means to have hope, hardship, and mental health issues in the hood. For a free promotional copy, please contact [email protected]
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