Originally from Atlanta, Dr. Nancy Irwin graduated from UWG in 1977 with a Bachelor of Music in Opera Performance. She moved to New York City in 1985 to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. She worked all over the country and abroad and moved to Los Angeles in 1994 when she heard that Hollywood needed more blondes.
Dr. Irwin experienced an epiphany when she began volunteer work for Children of the Night, a shelter for sexually abused children in Los Angeles. This work awakened the healer in her, and prompted her to pursue a doctorate in psychology to specialize in trauma recovery. She has 29 years of experience in dealing with trauma and addictions, a private practice in West Los Angeles, and is also on staff at Seasons Recovery Center in Malibu.
Dr. Irwin is a frequent media expert on reinvention, trauma and addictions on numerous podcasts, radio and TV shows, including Anderson Cooper, The Doctors, Nightline, E!, Bravo, Fox, Dr. Wendy Walsh, The Mitch Albom Show, eHealth radio, and many more. She is a reinvention expert and the author of YOU-TURN: CHANGING DIRECTION IN MIDLIFE (2008), a collection of “over 40 stories of people over 40” who made amazing transitions in midlife.
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