Baldino, Rachel Greene 1967-

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Baldino, Rachel Greene 1967-

PERSONAL:

Born September 14, 1967, in Berkeley, CA; daughter of Robert (a professor of French) and Judith (an editor) Greene; married Michael Baldino (a lawyer), May 27, 1990; children: Justin and Emily.

Education: State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1990; Boston College, M.S.W., 1997.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Shrewsbury, MA.

CAREER:

Writer with background as professional social worker. Massachusetts Field Center for Teaching and Learning, Boston, staff assistant, 1990-94; Bay Cove Treatment Center, Boston, methadone counselor, 1997-98; Arbor Counseling Center, Worcester, MA, clinician, 2000-02.

WRITINGS:

Welcome to Methadonia: A Social Worker's Candid Account of Life in a Methadone Clinic, White Hat Communications (Harrisburg, PA), 2000.

The New Age Guide to Loving Simply: Eliminating Drama from Your Intimate Relationships, New Age Dimensions (Coral Springs, FL), 2005.

Contributor to the periodicals, including New Social Worker, New Living, and New Beginnings. Columnist for SixWise.com and contributor to Web sites, including Social Work Today and WomenofColorado.com.

SIDELIGHTS:

Rachel Greene Baldino told CA: "I am both a licensed clinical social worker and a writer of books about counseling and relationships. I have always enjoyed writing, and my main influences have always been my writing teachers, particularly Melanie Rae Thon and the late, great short story writer Andre Dubus."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Small Press Bookwatch, September, 2005, review of The New Age Guide to Loving Simply: Eliminating Drama from Your Intimate Relationships.

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