PTSD is Judith's middle name. She survived many grievous traumas.

How? She was willing to face pain head-on and use anger about circumstances and events in her life for motivation, to move through her fears, and  to learn to love herself with all her "imperfections."


How? by looking for answers outside psychotherapy that addressed the "why's" but not the "how to's" to reach her full potential.


Over 45 years of studies about how the subconscious mind works and how everyday word usage created her reality was transformational.

Starting In the 1970s with men and women of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, she helped unlock their subconscious and held them responsible for their self-talk. 


Judith, her husband, Drew, and Sadie, the rescue super-mutt,  live in rural Upstate  New York; She has been married since 1980. Judith has two living daughters and three deceased boys, ages 27, 35, and 37.


Persistent journaling led her to creative writing, becoming an author and award-winning poet, and most proudly, to publish her memoir, Confessions of a Bar Brat. Relaxation comes from meditation, yoga, qi gong, or tai chi, and creating art.




Judith follows the Cherokee Road. For 50 years, she has been a member of ANA, the Association of Native Americans of the Mid- Hudson Valley, New York. Bestowed upon her is the esteemed title of Grandmother Judith Laughing Owl, Keeper of the Women's Drum. She teaches Native American drumming, singing, and Native American corrective history. As Grandmother, she is a Mentor and Educator of Native ways,