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Biography

Lois Nachamie, MFA, LCSW-R, is a board-certified psychotherapist and couples counselor in private practice in New York City and Wilmington, Delaware, specializing in life transitions from cradle to grave: Becoming parents; parenting; aging parents; end of life planning and decisions. She treats a wide variety of individual issues, including anxiety, depression, career and weight-related difficulties, smoking cessation, and stress reduction, among other problems, using an integrative approach, including traditional psychodynamic talk therapy, and clinical hypnotherapy when indicated.

A Parents Choice Award-winning author, her last two books were So Glad We Waited: A Hand-Holding Guide for Over-35 Parents, with a foreword by Debra Winger and Big Lessons for Little People: Teaching Our Kids Right from Wrong While Keeping Them Healthy, Safe and Happy. She is currently working on a book with the working title From Cradle to Grave: Death is a Parenting Issue.

A parent educator for almost thirty years, Ms. Nachamie lectures nationally and locally and has been featured on television, radio and in print, including The Today Show, New York Magazine, NPR, Health Magazine, and Newsweek.

Recently receiving certification in The Art of Dying, an end of life counseling program, Ms. Nachamie has begun addressing death, not only one's own mortality, but also how to handle death in the context of being both a parent and an adult child.

UPCOMING EVENT:  December 14, 2018
CAMPOWERMENT
Online Workshop:  Dealing with Aging Parents

I'm leading one of 10 days Expert programming for purpose-driven people, to rebuild Campowerment (a company I love that was affected by the California wildfires) and strengthen the foundation of YOU. Tickets at https://squ.re/2FJJx1f.  All proceeds go to rebuilding camp.

CAMPOWERMENT: cited in Oprah Magazine as one of 50 Things that Make Us Stay Well. Featured on Today Show’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Fantastic Fun. Mentioned in Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, CNN, among others.

PAST EVENTS:

November 28, 2018

School of Visual Arts, NYC

Guest Lecturer: The Art of Failure

 

February 19, 2018.
THE FATHERING FORUM, NYC Chapter
Workshop: Death is a Parenting Issue

SELECTED PRESS AND MEDIA:

Dear Sugar Radio: Listen to Your Heart — Radically Empathic Advice
From Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond
Moms Who Hate Motherhood
http://www.wbur.org/2015/12/11/dear-sugar-episode-thirty-six

NY Parenting: Issues Facing the Older Mom
http://www.nyparenting.com/stories/2015/8/fp-older-moms-challenges-plitt-2015-06.html

Business Insider: Children with Older Parents May Have a Surprising Leg Up
http://www.businessinsider.com/children-with-older-parents-have-higher-test-scores-2015-7

US News: A Blessing, Not a Burden: The Benefits of Being an Older Parent
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2013/04/22/a-blessing-not-a-burden-the-benefits-of-being-an-older-parent