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Meet Ilene English

Ilene English, MA, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Clinical Director of GroupWorks in Sonoma County where she leads therapy groups, as well as sees individuals and families in her private practice. Her specialty is working with families. She is sometimes hired as the family’s private therapist, seeing various family members in different configurations, with the goal of helping families become more whole.


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Hippie Chick: Coming of Age in the '60s Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631525865
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - September 24th, 2019

It has been a long circuitous road. I’ve arrived from whence I came—my life and well-being fully intact.  I treasure all the moments I have lived— because they have brought me to here, and what I find here, much to my delight, is that my diamond is no longer rough. Its edges have smoothed over time and they shine with a brilliance I never dreamed would be mine.

I persevered, if for no other reason than for the well-being of my child.  I wanted to give her that which I never got.  I wanted to be a role model, someone she could look up to, as others were for me.  To this end, I straightened up my life, I cleaned up my act, I went towards health and towards healing.  Ultimately, I found a way to go back to school, get a couple of degrees and become a professionally licensed psychotherapist.  I love my work.  I am a great listener, and I care about my clients.  I want people to feel safe to explore their struggles, feel their deepest feelings, and find the best ways to move forward in their lives.

Education Support Drive

Kona Stories is launching an Education Support Drive to assist elementary students who are working from home during the school closures. We will be suppling educational learning tools like flash cards, workbooks, and early readers to students free of charge to keep them learning from home. 


Kona Stories is an independent bookstore located on Hawaii Island 

Serving the Hawaiian Islands since 2006

Located in the Historical Keauhou Shopping Center

Established in 2006 by Brenda McConnell and Joy Vogelgesang, Kona Stories features all genres of books.  Find the latest hard cover, best seller or an old classic, this bookstore is fully stocked with 10,000 titles.  They specialize in Hawaiiana, children's books, whimsical gifts and greeting cards.  Kona Stories offers a unique consignment program for local, self-published writers who need an opportunity to market their work. Kona Stories is also an elite dealer for Woodstock Chimes.

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