Patricia A O’Gorman, PhD, is a best-selling author, psychologist, coach, and a speaker known for her warm and funny presentations. A New York City native who now lives in the Adirondacks, she holds her doctorate from Fordham University.

Dr. O’Gorman has made frequent media appearances and is the author of nine books, numerous articles, and a popular blog. She currently consults as a psychologist for St. Joe’s Addiction and Recovery Centers in their Rose Hill Adolescent Program and their Merkel Veterans Program.

She is the former director of the Division of Prevention for National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the founding director of the Department of Prevention and Education for the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Addiction (NCADD), National Office. She was formerly the director of a rape crisis center and a consultant to child welfare agencies, where she had experience serving as clinical director/chief psychologist.

Dr. O’Gorman co-founded the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, where she currently serves on the Advisory Board. She is also on the board of the Sober St. Patrick’s Day Foundation and the Saranac Lake Youth Center, and is a former board member of the NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault.


Recent Press:

Huffington Post – ‘Modern Dating Is Making Us Drink More. That’s Making Us Less Successful At It.’ [featured] – May 9, 2018

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.