The story behind the person behind “Democrats on the Couch.” She’s not your typical D.C. strategist. Turns out, it’s a damn good thing.

I’m an accidental activist.

Like all activists, I have a principled streak that runs deep, and my willful zeal for “what’s right” drew me into work I couldn’t not do. Unlike others, I’ve approached activism from a completely different angle — that of strategist.

How I arrived here, doing what…


To Win in 2020, Democrats have to cease the infighting and unify forces. Here’s how a family therapist would intervene in their self-destructive divide.

Like a vulture spotting troubled prey, Donald Trump has honed in on Democrats’ disunity, knowing it’s their greatest vulnerability. Immediately following Biden’s ascent as the presumptive…


How to Beat Trump and the GOP by Being Psychologically Shrewd

To effectively campaign and legislate, Democrats have to overcome polarization, manipulation of reality, and D.C. dysfunction. With tricks of the trade, a family therapist explains how.

We all know U.S. politics is beyond dysfunctional, yet don’t know what to do about it. Parties are bitterly polarized. Government is gridlocked. Politicians are running roughshod over our constitution. And leadership is degenerating right before our eyes. Those on the Left see Donald Trump and…

Michelle Deen

Author “Saving America's Grace.” Therapist turned Dem comms strategist taking on GOP manipulation/polarization/ dysfunction/messaging

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