Joseph S. Covais


Many years ago, before losing his eyesight, Joseph Covais produced precise replica clothing for museums, historic sites, and the movie industry, under the business name New Columbia. Covais published his first book in 2011. Battery – a story of the 319th Glider Field Artillery in WWII, based on in-depth interviews with veterans. As a novelist – he authored the Psychotherapy with Ghosts series. This paranormal romance, first book of the series, is told through interwoven chapters that take place in 1840 and 1970.
Today, Joe lives in Winooski, VT. He works as a psychotherapist with blind and visually impaired persons, teaches psychology classes at Community College of Vermont and St. Michael’s College, and writes novels.


Psychotherapy with Ghosts
Though it might be dressed up as a paranormal romance, Psychotherapy with Ghosts is also literary fiction; the story of how a disillusioned Psychotherapist changes from a cynic into someone with room for God, love, and a deeper purpose in his life. The story is told through two plotlines; one taking place in 1970, during the psychologist’s life—the other about 1840, during the life of Almira, the young woman whose troubled ghost inhabits the psychologist’s home. Over the arc of the 1970s story, failed psychotherapist, David Weiss, quits his Manhattan practice and moves into a remote, abandoned house on the shore of Lake Champlain. Angela, his girlfriend, fears the move will end their relationship. Meanwhile, a powerful bond develops between Weis and Almira. Together they first analyze the nature of her entrapment. Conventional psychotherapy begins to peel away her discontent, but her problem is spiritual—her estrangement from God. Their conversation then grows to explore his own estrangement, emotional, and interpersonal impairment. David’s fascination with Almira creates tension between him and Angela. Though she initially sees Almira as a rival.
Quiet Room Book 1
Price: $0.99 USD.
Female Academy
Price: $7.99 USD.


Bound by Faith
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,340. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2022 by NewLink Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Historical » Victorian
The tragic end of Almira’s life inspires others in two epochs to find meaning in their own.
Female Academy
Series: Psychotherapy with Ghosts. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,380. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2022 by NewLink Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
When science fails forgiveness may be the only answer to the dilemma
Quiet Room Book 1
Series: Psychotherapy with Ghosts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,710. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2021 by NewLink Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
A disillusioned psychologist decides he’s not cut out to help people. He leaves the city and buys an old sprawling mansion in the country only to discover the troubled ghost of a young woman inside. Intrigued by her beauty and forlorn expressions, he finds himself wanting to help. After all, at least this time the patient is already dead. What could go wrong?

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