Ginger Pic 1000x667.jpg
I was born and raised in NYC. A child of privilege; Park Avenue upbringing and private schools. Most people would have been envious of my life. But from the age of 8, I knew I was different. I wa
Country United States of America
State/Province Vermont
distance: 5,376 Miles

Ginger Berkelhamer

I was born and raised in NYC. A child of privilege; Park Avenue upbringing
and private schools. Most people would have been envious of my life. But
from the age of 8, I knew I was different. I was sneaking drinks after my
parents’ cocktail parties. By the time I was 14, I was out in nightclubs
(Studio 54 and Xenon) mostly. I thought I was so cool. However, I was a
full blown cocaine addict and alcoholic. My parents were none the wiser for
being the youngest, my parents were not paying too much attention.

Miraculously, I made it through George Washington University in 4 years
(and 4 summers!) I landed a job with a prestigious advertising agency
(Ogilvy & Mather). I fit right in! Drinking was encouraged at lunch and
partying into the late hours was the norm. I met my future husband there
and four years later, we wed. I always had a huge hole inside me that I
would fill with drugs and alcohol and this man was just another “substance”
I used to try and fix my unhappiness. When that didn’t work, I decided that
it was time to have a baby. Totally delusional and misguided, I convinced
my husband and 1 year later, our daughter was born. Needless to say, she
did not fix me! The next four years were torture. I drank and smoked
marijuana continuously while trying to deal with the trials of a newborn/
toddler. I was ill-equipped to care for her let alone myself. I was miserable
and only lived to get high.

One night, I was so depressed that I locked myself in the bathroom and
threatened suicide. My husband had to knock down the door and when I
looked up, my crying daughter was standing there. I knew at that moment,
it was over.

page1image16240

I immediately went to AA and found a fellowship of people who were just
like me. It took time to clear up, for I had done so much damage to my
mind and my body. I worked really hard to love myself so I could give that
love to my husband and daughter. Everyday I stay grateful that I am alive
and have healthy relationships with those around me. I have been sober
since May 22, 2000. I never want to return to a life of addiction.

As a Certified Life Coach, I help people who suffer from addiction. I have
relationships all over the United States from Interventionists, to treatment
centers. I work with my clients through the process of getting treatment all
the way to creating a life for sustainable sobriety. Everyone has a different
path and I tailor my work to meet each client wherever they are and at
whatever pace they need.

My husband and I currently live in Warren, VT home to Sugarbush Ski
Resort. We both enjoy winter activities as well as biking, kayaking and
hiking in the summer. Our daughter is a Junior at The University of
Vermont studying Animal Science. I can honestly say today I live as a
functioning, contributing member of society and for that I am eternally
grateful.

To Contact Ginger Berkelhamer:

Cell: 802-477-2360
Email: ggberk@madriver.com
Website: www.gingerbcoaching.com 

Listing Details


Website Link www.gingerbcoaching.com
Country United States of America
State/Province Vermont
distance: 5,376 Miles
Address 237 Stony Hill Rd, Warren, VT, United States
Category , , , , , ,
Keywords ( e.g, Business, Personal, Relationship, etc. )    

Contact Author Complete the fields below to contact this listing author.


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close