Virginia Veach, PhD

A Life Exploring Healing

Virginia was a psycho-oncologist, psychotherapist, and educator who worked extensively with people with cancer and many other life-threatening diseases. From family therapy to war zones, from pain management to death and dying, her efforts to ease the effects of war, illness, and environmental degradation took her throughout the world.

In this conversation with Michael Lerner, she describes how she does her work and some of the major influences on the development of her unique approach to healing.

Exploring Healing


Virginia Veach, PhD

Virginia was a psycho-oncologist, psychotherapist, and educator with a private practice in Marin County, California, who worked extensively with people with cancer and many other life-threatening diseases. The Charlotte Selver Oral History and Book Project has a wonderful interview with Virginia, where she speaks about the relevance of sensory awareness for her work, how it helped her living through severe illness, and how it informed her engagement in a Cambodian refugee camp.

Virginia died in October 2012 in Point Reyes Station, CA.