Patricia O\'Gorman, PhD
Patricia O’Gorman, PhD, best selling author, is an internationally recognized public speaker known for her warm, funny, and inspiring presentations, is a resiliency coach and psychologist. She is noted for her work on women, children of alcoholics, and trauma in the child welfare, mental health, and substance-abuse systems. She has a psychology practice in Saranac Lake, New York.
Dr. O’Gorman has worked extensively with women and children of alcoholics with an emphasis on trauma. She serves on the Board of the NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and she previously directed a rape crisis center as well as the Division of Prevention for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. She founded the Department of Prevention and Education for the National Office of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), worked as a clinical director and chief psychologist for a statewide child welfare agency, and is a cofounder and current advisory board member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. In addition, she is the chairperson of the advisory board of Horses Healing Hearts, Inc. (HHH) a nationally recognized equine therapy program for children of alcoholics located in Delray Beach, Florida. She is a veteran of numerous radio and television appearances, including Good Morning America, Today, and AM Sunday and is the author of numerous articles in magazines, including Addiction Today, Counselor, and Recovery, and has been quoted in WebMD.
The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power (publication date: 10.28.14) is the third book in her women’s series, which also includes:
- The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power (2013)
- Dancing Backwards in High Heels: How Women Master the Art of Resilience (1994)
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