Ingrid Mathieu holds a Master's in transpersonal psychology and a PhD in clinical psychology. As a clinical psychologist, writer, and speaker she is interested in authenticity and specializes in the intersection of spirituality and emotional sobriety. She is the author of Recovering Spirituality: Achieving Emotional Sobriety in Your Spiritual Practice (Hazelden, 2011), which is based on her research of spiritual bypass (the use of spirituality to avoid dealing with one's emotional experience). Ingrid is a blogger for Psychology Today and she maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California.