Body Image

Years in Practice

25 years +


SARANAC LAKE NY 12983 - United States



Additional Expertise

Life Coach, Psychologist



I Believe

“The time will come, when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving, at your own door" Derek Walcott

About Patricia O'Gorman, PhD


Patricia A. O’Gorman, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist with an expertise in women, substance abuse, psychological trauma, resilience, and their relationship, and co-chairs the Hospital, Healthcare, and Addiction Workers, Patients and Families work group, part of the COVID Psychology Task Force (established by 14 divisions of the American Psychological Association).

Dr. O’Gorman is currently the consulting psychologist for both the Merkel Veterans Residence and the Rose Hill Adolescent Residential Treatment Program of St. Joseph’s Addiction and Treatment and Recovery Centers in Saranac Lake, NY.


Dr. O’Gorman formerly served as director of the Division of Prevention for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), was a cofounder of The National Association for Children of Addiction, where she serves on the Advisory Board, is chairperson of the Advisory Board of Horses Healing Hearts, and secretary of the board of the Sober St. Patrick’s Day Foundation. She has held leadership positions in eradicating sexual violence and promoting child welfare.


A professional speaker who is known for her warm and funny presentations, Dr. O’Gorman is the author and coauthor of 10 books,  including: The Girly Thoughts 10 Day Detox, The Resilient Woman,  Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting, The Lowdown on Families Who Get High, and Self-Parenting in the Age of COVID-19 (in press). Learn more at www.PatriciaOGorman.com.




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