Dr. Durlynn Anema - Family Counselor & Author


Dr. Dulynn Anema is author of 19 books including 12 textbooks, 3 young adult biographies, 2 self-help books, an adult biography and her new book “After the Fact: A Guide for Families Learning of Their Child’s Sexual Abuse Later.”

As a family counselor as well as author, she meets children of all ages as well as their parents.   She realized the need for her newest book after meeting adults who discovered they had been sexually abused as children with resultant dysfunction throughout their adult lives.

Her textbooks include the “ground breaking” employment series in the late 1970’s — “Don’t Get Fired” and “Get Hired.”   Her YA biographies featured women explorers of the early and mid twentieth century — “Harriet Chalmers Adams:  Adventurer and Explorer;”  “Louise Arner Boyd:  Arctic Explorer;”  “Ynes Mexia”  Botanist and Adventurer.”  The Mexia book had received awards throughout the United States.  Boyd also is featured in an adult biography ‘Taming the Articic: The 20th Century Renown Explorer – Louise Arner Boyd.”  The self help books are a result of Anema’s counseling — “Hey, Mom and Dad, Remember Me?” for tweens and teens facing the divorce of their parents and “Love or Duty?: A Journey in Caregiving.”

Professional memberships include:  Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, National Writers’ Association, Society of Professional Journalists, American Association of Christian Counselors and Phi Kappa Phi.  She is featured in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who Among American Women, Who’s Who in American Education, and was honored as a Veteran Feminist of America in 2009.  She taught and was an administrator at both the high school and collegiate level.

Durlynn writes a weekly column for the Lodi News Sentinel, initiated the Senior Column for The Stockton Record, and has written three articles for the Brazilian publication labrys, articles and columns for several California newspapers and articles for magazines throughout the United States. She is on the Board of Directors, Valley Community Counseling Services, Stockton, California and served on the Mountain Valley Regional Center Board of Directors for five years including the presidency. She lives in Galt, California and often travels nationally and internationally.

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