Patricia O’Gorman, PhD, is a psychologist, resiliency coach, and speaker known for her warm and funny presentations. She has worked extensively with women and children of alcoholics with an emphasis on trauma, and is a consulting psychologist to St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers. She currently is on the Board of the Sober St. Patrick’s Day Foundation, the Advisory Board for The National Association for Children of Alcoholics, which she co-founded, previously on the Board of the NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault, directed a rape crises center, and served as the Director for the Division of Prevention for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and founded the Department of Prevention and Education for the National Office of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), national office. She has worked extensively in senior management positions. Dr. O’Gorman is widely quoted, the author of numerous articles, and 9 books including: The Girly Thought 10 Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power , The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal PowerHealing Trauma Through Self-Parenting, and Dancing Backwards in High Heels.  Visit her blog at:

Recent Press:

Recovery View – ‘Better Sex Through Sober Dating—Yes You Can!’ [guest post] – April 19, 2017

Shape Magazine – ‘What Young Women Need to Know About Alcoholism’ [featured] – November 6, 2017

Everyday Power Blog – ‘3 Life Lessons Loss Has Taught Me’ [guest post] – May 9, 2017

Prevention – ‘7 Little Ways To Be More Fearless In Your Relationships’ [featured] – March 2, 2017

Every Day Power – ‘5 Ways to Develop Conscious Resilience in 2017’ [guest post] – February 1, 2017

Glamour – ‘8 Amazing Things You Learn From Sober Dating’ [featured] – January 27, 2017

Counselor – ‘How Trauma Numbs Sexuality: Girly Thoughts Running Rampant’ [guest post] – November 1, 2016

The Hill – ‘Who’s the bigger sexist, Donald or Bill?’ [guest post] – October 4, 2016

Mind Body Network – ‘Girly Thoughts: The Worst Accessory for Your Summer Look’ [guest post] – July 9, 2016

Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power

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Every woman alive struggles with self-doubt, which is often brought on as she strives for the impossible—society’s version of “perfection”—and the harder she tries to meet those expectations, the harder her girly thoughts work to convince her she is a lost cause.

Psychologist and resiliency coach Patricia O’Gorman, PhD, has created the definitive detox program that will change everything for women—the feminist in her 70s, the corporate executive in her 60s, the small-business owner in her 50s, the divorcée in her 40s, the young mother in her 30s, and the newly minted college graduate in her 20s. This companion workbook to The Resilient Woman: 7 Steps to Personal Power is a guide for every woman who has ever let that negative inner voice—girly thoughts—rob her of her personal power and tell her counter-productive things.

This practical and essential guide is the perfect format for helping women to:

  • Identify girly thoughts, such as ‘I’m fat’
  • Understand the source of their negative self-talk– important so women can stop feeling crazy, thinking it is just them
  • Change their thinking by taking the steps needed to disengage from their toxic behaviors, and develop skills to create a more resilient spirit.

Using the key concepts from O’Gorman’s well-regarded book The Resilient Woman, this workbook is also an effective, independent resource for women who want to face their biggest roadblock—their inner critic—as a way to live life to the fullest while embracing their unique, creative selves.