Therese Borchard is a chaplain specializing in senior care and a writer of spirituality and emotional health. She is the founder of two online mental health communities, Project Hope and Beyond and Tribe GBB, and is a regular volunteer at a horse farm offering therapeutic riding to persons with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges.
Therese has served as senior editor for HealthCentral, associate editor for PsychCentral, and emotional health columnist for Everyday Health. For seven years she penned the award-winning blog Beyond Blue on Beliefnet. She is the author of several books, including Beyond Blue and The Pocket Therapist, and is co-editor with Michael Leach of the national bestseller I Like Being Catholic.
Therese holds a Master of Arts degree in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and recently completed a unit of the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at Johns Hopkins University to be trained as a chaplain. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities by Saint Mary’s College, her alma mater, for her contributions to the mental health community.
Therese lives with her husband in Annapolis, Maryland, where she enjoys swimming, hiking, and riding horses.