Deborah A. Olson
Most Recent Book Title
The Healing Power of Girlfriends: How to Create Your Best Life Through Female Connection
Book Description
Women thrive on connection, and research studies continue to show that we are happier and healthier when we share close connections with other women. In this engaging combination of personal anecdotes, scientific research, and therapeutic advice, you'll learn:
*why connection, communication, and intimacy are the three pillars of healthy friendships.
*how friendship between women leads to longevity, health, happiness, and well-being.
*why some friendships are only for a specific "season or reason."
*how the Olson Friendship Framework can help you understand the levels of all your friendships from casual to intimate.
*tips for nurturing your current friendships and creating new ones.

Each chapter also includes a list of thought-provoking discussion questions that will help you further examine the heart and soul of your own friendships with women.

The Healing Power of Girlfriends will help you avoid toxic friendships, understand the role expectations play in women's friendships, and learn how power dynamics can hurt or heal these special relationships.
Location (city/state/country)
Houston, Texas, United States
Author bio
Deborah A. Olson, RN, MA, LPC, a women’s emotional health specialist, has provided counseling services for nearly two decades in the greater Houston, Texas, area. She offers life enrichment seminars and retreats and provides hands-on solutions to enhance life in meaningful, purposeful and emotionally healthy ways. 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. She authored The Healing Power of Girlfriends: How to Create Your Best Life Through Female Connection.
Professional Speaker Topics
"Nourish to Flourish"
Living Life with an "Attitude of Gratitude"
Embracing Change During Times of Transition
Life is About the Celebrations—Why Celebrations Matter!
The Healing Power of Girlfriends
The Beauty of Being "Perfectly Imperfect!"
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

It is my hope that more women will seize the opportunities they have to participate in female friendships and experience the healing power of girlfriends.

  • Deborah A. Olson

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