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June 21, 2013

Saranac Lake psychologist's new book is game changer


She kept writing as her career as a psychologist spanned years working with various agencies and patient groups.

“I ran a division of federal government; I ran a rape crisis center; I have done many things as a psychologist. And I’ve always kept a private practice through all of it,” O’Gorman said.

She opened an office of that practice in Saranac Lake last year. She maintains an office in the Albany area and writes the rest of the time.

Her husband, Bob Ross, is CEO and president of St. Joseph’s Addiction and Rehabilitation Center in Saranac Lake.

“I spent a lot of time writing this book in front of the wood stove. It was the fire burning during the day and me,” O’Gorman laughed.

Finished as the “Resilient Woman” book is, there is still more waiting in its wings.

“The book has been out just a few months, and I’m still writing on this,” O’Gorman said.

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The Bookstore Plus on Main Street in Lake Placid is hosting Dr. O'Gorman at a book signing from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Learn more about her work at: and

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