Susan M. Pollak, MTS, Ed.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a longtime yoga and meditation practitioner, who’s integrated meditation and psychotherapy since the 1980s. She is a cofounder of the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, president of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and author of Self-Compassion for Parents: Nurture Your Child by Caring for Yourself.