Welcome to my website
I'm Roberta Bassett Corson, but please call me Bobbie.
I’m a Medial Woman. You will come to know more about me and what it is to be a medial woman as you read my book.
Love, gratitude and wonder are my life-blood. I feel blessed every day by the people in my family and life. I am passionate about gatherings of diverse people. I love to hand-write personal letters. I love to read and always have. I need trees. My soul is fed by color and design. I “just know” some things in inexplicable ways. I am drawn to be with those who suffer. I listen to my dreams. I am compelled to create. I am not afraid of death.
This is some of the inward part of me. There is also an outward part.
I grew up in Palo Alto, in a medical family with three younger brothers. My mother was a nurse who became a fulltime mother, and my father was a doctor who taught in the medical school. My childhood homelife was grounded in practical values, love, honesty, and hard work, and for the most part it was stable. I played the violin from childhood well into adulthood, which always balanced-out the stress of life. We spent every summer exploring the wonders of nature at our cabin at Fallen Leaf Lake, near Lake Tahoe. My brother and father both died from different diseases the year I graduated from college, which changed the lives of each in our family forever.
I’ve always loved going to school with the unique experiences each has offered. I earned a BA in English from Lawrence University, a MDiv from Pacific School of Religion, and a Ph.D. in Clinical/Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. I also received a year of training as a hospital chaplain at University of California, San Francisco.
Theology class in seminary was the setting for meeting the love of my life, and we married within a year, now 54 years ago. We have two children and two grandchildren, and we worked as co-pastors in culturally diverse United Methodist Churches in Northern California for 35 years. As a psychologist, I also created a private therapy practice. My husband and I now are now both retired and enjoying the new adventures that this stage of life offers. We currently live in Saratoga, CA, between the Santa Cruz Mountains and Silicon Valley, which in its very location is a medial place.
The Joys of Life
"A Little Child Shall Lead Them”
(Granddaughter Ashley and husband Dick)