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Dr. Carol Clifton, a licensed psychologist in the Portland, Oregon area, has been treating trauma, depression, anxiety and working with couples for 30 years. She is the author of a soon to be published series of books on thinking things through. The first book, Unstumped! How to Use a Decision Tree, is an easy reader for seven to nine-year-olds. The second book, Relationship Relief, How to Recognize and Resolve Control Issues in Your Relationships and Life, teaches adults how to think through their control issues.

Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Clifton worked in the publishing field first in magazine publishing and public relations with the National Safety Council, then in book publishing and advertising with NavPress. While working at NavPress, she began working at a half-way house for troubled teens as a volunteer and then as a staff person. When she moved to Oregon, she taught journalism and writing at Warner Pacific College. She found herself counseling again and eventually went on to get her doctorate in psychology.

In addition to sequentially raising a step-son, two foster teens and now her grandson, she has been active in the Multnomah County Friends of the Library, serving one term as President of the Board. She enjoys gardening, photography, reading, and loving on her Lhasas, Roarke and Sherlock.