End of the Hour: A Therapist's Memoir (Paperback)

Staff Pick Badge
End of the Hour: A Therapist's Memoir By Meghan Riordan Jarvis Cover Image
On Our Shelves Now
4 on hand, as of Apr 19 6:05pm

Staff Reviews

Bookseller: Cheri

Title: End of the Hour: A Therapist's Memoir


In all of the many years that I have gone to therapy never once did I think that perhaps my therapist ever needed help. I always looked to them as if they were somehow divine sages that were far wiser than the ordinary human and far more put-together than I could ever be. So, when I saw this memoir about a therapist's experience needing help I was intrigued.  Well. I got so much more than I ever anticipated from this book. Meghan Riordan Jarvis not only bravely lays bare all of the intimate details of falling apart over the loss of both of her parents, she also weaves in so many truths of the grief process, of what it means to accept your own childhood trauma and the humility in seeking help. I related to so many moments of her story and she reminded me of how important self-acceptance is and how resilient we as human beings truly are. There IS a light at the end of the tunnel.

— From Cheri Past Picks 8


"A frank chronicle of healing."--Kirkus Reviews

What happens when a trauma therapist is traumatized by loss?

Esteemed trauma therapist Meghan Riordan Jarvis knew how to help her patients process grief. For nearly twenty years, Meghan expected that this clinical training would inoculate her against the effects of personal trauma. But when her father died after a year-long battle with cancer, followed by her mother's unexpected passing while on their family vacation, she came undone.

Thrown into a maelstrom of grief, with long-buried childhood tragedy rising to the surface, Meghan knew what she had to do―check herself into the same trauma facility to which she often sent her clients. In treatment, trading the therapist's chair for the patient's couch, Meghan took her first steps toward healing.

A brave story of confronting life's hardest moments with emotional honesty, End of the Hour is for anyone who has experienced the unpredictable, lasting power of grief―and wondered how they'd ever get through it.

About the Author

Meghan Riordan Jarvis is a podcast host (Grief Is My Side Hustle), two-time TEDx Speaker, and psychotherapist specializing in trauma and grief and loss. After experiencing PTSD following the deaths of both of her parents, Jarvis founded Talking Point Partners to help employers address complex emotions such as grief in the workplace. Jarvis is currently at work on Can Anyone Tell Me Why: 25 Essential Questions About Grief and Loss, which publishes with Sounds True Media in 2024. Originally from New England, Jarvis currently lives in Maryland with her husband and their three children, where competing piles of LEGO bricks and books cover most surfaces of their house.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781958506202
ISBN-10: 1958506206
Publisher: Zibby Books
Publication Date: November 14th, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English