Norene Cashen is a writer and therapist with a special interest in mindfulness, creativity and wellness. She works with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, trauma, relationship conflicts, addiction and self-harm.
Her poems, articles and essays have been published in journals, reference books and anthologies. For ten years, she worked for a nonprofit as an artist educator. She also served as the coordinator for Detroit’s youth poetry slam team, which won the Coming Up Taller Award by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
She’s a member of the International Association of Business Communicators, and she’s worked as a manager, senior account executive and copywriter in academic publishing.
Norene has master’s of strategic communication degree from Michigan State University, a program that prepares communications professionals to navigate a shifting digital landscape. Her graduate coursework included media, social media, ethics, thought leadership and crisis communication. She has a master of social work degree from Wayne State University and a BA in English Literature from Oakland University. In addition to creativity and emotional intelligence, her work is informed by social work perspectives on leadership, diversity and social responsibility.