Jayne M. Wesler has played many roles in her life. She is an author, coach, speaker, licensed clinical social worker, and attorney. From the newsroom to the intense hush of psychotherapy sessions in various venues, including a locked psychiatric unit in a large urban hospital, to trying cases in courtrooms in Newark, Trenton, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, Ms Wesler has been both witness to, and actor in, the most intense of human dramas. Trained by experts at GCU and NYU to use her emotions as a tool, Ms. Wesler is able to tap into human experience to help educate and heal others.
Jayne is the author of Hurts So Good An Orgasm of Tears. In this riveting expose, Ms. Wesler illuminates the parallels between orgasm and emotional tears, thereby demonstrating a biological legitimacy to the need for a good cry. Just as sex is the all-time, one-and-only treatment for epididymal hypertension, commonly known as “Blue Balls,” a good cry is the only remedy for a frustrated and achy soul—a Blue Heart.
Jayne is the also author of Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs: A Therapeutic and Legal Approach. Lauded by experts, this easy-to-read guide is an essential blueprint to navigating the sometimes tumultuous waters of special education.
Ms. Wesler is a partner in the law firm of Sussan Greenwald and Wesler, and for decades has helped students with disabilities obtain the kind of educational programming that helps them achieve success. As a university student, Ms. Wesler worked as a journalist and has always been a writer at heart.
Wesler has written an exciting thriller that keeps you glued to the page (or screen!) from start to finish! Will, a high school student in the wrong place at the wrong time, gets accused of kidnapping. He's a great example of a good kid mixing with the wrong crowd, or wrong friend in this case. Wesler has crafted characters with authenticity and soul and has them travel through a daunting story. Highly recommend!
I loved that this book was a page turner. Read the book in 2 days. Haven't read a book like this since the last time a read a James Patterson or Stuart Woods book. I also loved the location of the story as I grew up there and went to high school with the author. Having experienced the tragedy of suicide in my life reading this book gave me a new positive way to get through the tough days.
Jayne Wesler’s talent is shining bright from the very beginning. She excels in ways of drawing in your attention and keeping you focused are spot-on in this novel. The character depictions & storyline are so realistic and true-to-times that it pulls you even deeper into the moment of a perfect ending. Fantastic read! Buy the book - you’ll be glad you did.
For many years, Ms. Wesler has seen society equate women and femininity with weakness. This has been particularly galling for her as she comes from a long line of strong women, has withstood many significant challenges in her own life, and has successfully overcome them. She knows in a very personal way the strength that underlies emotional tears.
As a psychotherapist, Ms. Wesler has worked with adults, teens, and children in various settings, including both inpatient and outpatient, individual and group therapy. As a member of multiple Child Study Teams, Ms. Wesler conducted evaluations, wrote IEP’s, case-managed elementary students, high-school students, and students placed in specialized private school programs. She also developed and facilitated various psychotherapy groups.
Early in her legal career, Ms. Wesler practiced at a large New Jersey law firm where she founded the Special Education Law Section. Earlier, she served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Clarkson S. Fisher Jr., then presiding judge of the Chancery Division for the Superior Court of Monmouth County, New Jersey.
Ms. Wesler also served as a law clerk for the Monmouth County, New Jersey, Prosecutor’s Office, Appellate Division, where she did a special research project for the Monmouth County Prosecutor regarding the prosecution of cases involving repressed memory of sexual abuse. As a licensed clinical social worker and an attorney, Ms. Wesler is experienced in the fields of special education, mental health, and psychotherapy.
Ms. Wesler has presented continuing education workshops on various topics in the fields of law and mental health, including IDEIA, Section 504 plans, and the discipline of students with disabilities. She has written a scholarly paper on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and a study in conjunction with the Hon. Thomas N. Lyon, Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County, concerning the proper treatment of cases involving litigants with mental illness.
She is licensed to practice clinical social work in New Jersey.
In her spare time, Ms. Wesler enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, working out, reading, traveling, and cooking.
Admitted to the Bar in New Jersey, in the United States District Court, and in the United States District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit