Irene Javors, M.ED. is a licensed mental health counselor She is in private practice in New York City. She is the author of Culture Notes: Essays on Sane Living, 2010; and a volume of poetry, Mists of Memory (1986) She is a member of PEN. She is on the faculty of the Mental Health Counseling Program, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She writes on topics involving culture and psyche.