The Healing Power of Girlfriends

Deborah Olson teaches women how to create their best life through female connections.

How do you keep friendships alive when you live across the country from each other now? Deborah shares four tips to assure you can stay closely connected to your dear girlfriends, despite the distance!

Deborah has moved to many states across the U.S. and has been able to maintain close friendships for decades. As a women’s emotional health specialist, she’s provided counseling for women about friendships for nearly two decades.

Her award winning book, The Healing Power of Girlfriends, and workshops teach women the three pillars of healthy friendships, how friendships lead to longevity, health, happiness, and well-being, how to nurture female friendships, and how to create new ones.

It helped me to analyze my friendships and weed out the toxic ones and truly cherish others.” – K. D.

  • Plan a weekend GIRLFRIEND GETAWAY!
  • Use social media to supplement and enhance your friendship connections, but NOT to replace REAL LIFE – REAL TIME relating.
  • Seniors 80 years and up who have fun with friends and enjoy a meaningful social life stay healthier, happier, and younger longer! They are our “SUPERAGERS”!

Interview Questions

1. What were the factors that made you decide to write this book, The Healing Power of Girlfriends?

2. What makes this book unique from other books on female friendship?

3. In what ways does this book lay a foundation for the power of sisterhood?

4. You did your own unique and original research to gather information for the book. Tell us about that.

5. What has been your biggest surprise about people’s reaction to your book?

6. What are 2 take-aways from your book that you are hoping people will embrace?

7. What do you want to accomplish with your book?

8. Tell us about the workshops or events you offer.

 

Approved Bios

Radio Bio

Where do you turn for advice on female friendships? Deborah Olson is a women’s emotional health specialist, speaker, and award-winning author of The Healing Power of Girlfriends: How to Create Your Best Life Through Female Connection. Deborah has provided counseling services for nearly two decades and offers seminars, retreats, and hands-on solutions to enhance life in meaningful, purposeful and emotionally healthy ways. Deborah, what’s the most important thing we can do right now to avoid toxic friendships?

 

Short Bio

Deborah Olson is a women’s emotional health specialist, speaker, and award-winning author of The Healing Power of Girlfriends: How to Create Your Best Life Through Female Connection. As the owner of Galleria Area Counseling in Houston, Texas, she has counseled women for decades on women’s issues, parenting concerns, and marital struggles. She offers life enrichment seminars and retreats and as a dynamic and thoughtful speaker, Deborah has spoken on topics such as; Living Joyfully, Seasons of a Woman’s Life and Finding Our Natural Strengths, to name a few. She is a registered nurse and licensed professional counselor. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Sam Houston State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of St. Thomas.

 

Full-length Bio

Deborah Olson is a women’s emotional health specialist, speaker, and award-winning author of The Healing Power of Girlfriends: How to Create Your Best Life Through Female Connection. As the owner of Galleria Area Counseling in Houston, Texas, she has counseled women for decades on women’s issues, parenting concerns, and marital struggles. A dynamic and thoughtful speaker, Deborah has spoken on topics such as; Living Joyfully, Seasons of a Woman’s Life and Finding Our Natural Strengths, to name a few. Whether a Keynote or Session Presenter, she captivates audiences with her message, experience and insight. Deborah also offers life enrichment seminars and retreats and provides hands-on solutions to enhance life in meaningful, purposeful, and emotionally healthy ways. Her workshops are specially designed for women, and topics include depression, anxiety, life transition issues, empowerment, parenting matters, and romantic relationship problems.

As a mother of four adult children, Olson knows firsthand the challenges women face while balancing the many roles of mother, wife, and professional. She is keenly aware of the struggles that couples face in their marital relationships, and after being married for over 40 years, she understands the hard work involved in keeping a marriage healthy.

Olson holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Sam Houston State University.

She lives with her husband in a suburb of Houston, Texas. The mother of two daughters and two sons, she is also the proud grandmother of six and a frequent pet sitter for two grand dogs. Her favorite leisure activities are spending time at the beach, shelling, boating, traveling, scrapbooking, golfing, writing, and being with her family.

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