Judy Herman Professional Bio
As an advocate for human resilience & growth. . .
She provides keynote addresses. . .
Judy K. Herman is a counselor, speaker, and author of Beyond Messy Relationships: Divine Invitations To Your Authentic Self. In addition, her credentials include:
- National Certified Counselor
- Licensed professional counselor-Mental health service provider-Approved Supervisor in Tennessee TN-2087
- Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia LPC011753
- Imago Relationship Therapist
- Gottman Trained – Level 1
Also, Judy Herman has trained with world-renowned marriage and relationship experts including:
- Drs. John and Julie Gottman are known for their work on marital stability and divorce prediction.
- Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt are founders of Imago Therapy. They also are New York Times best-selling authors.
- Terry Real – creator of Relationship Life Therapy, known for his transformational work with men and marriages.
- Dr. Sue Johnson is a leading innovator who developed Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.
- Dr. Dan Siegel is a pioneer in the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology.
In addition, Judy Herman writes articles and provides video teachings that address mental health, marriage, faith, and relationship well-being. She also facilitates group retreats and speaks at universities, churches, non-profit, and civic organizations.
For fun, Judy enjoys camping, hiking, canoeing, and bike-riding.
What I’m excited about. . .
The audio version of my new book Beyond Messy Relationships: Divine Invitations To Your Authentic Self is now out in the world as of November 2020. This memoir/relationship book is for soul-searching therapists who are energetic and purposeful in their calling to bring healing to their clients.
It has been an honor to partner with Heidi Hansing, professional narrator who made the story come alive as she read the memoir portion. You’ll hear my therapist voice in the prologue, epilogue and everything in-between.
Entrusting the audio version of my stories, of toxic patterns and traumas to healing and adventures, is an amazing journey. Because this is not just my journey of becoming a relationship therapist. But it’s really about all of us as we become aware and recognize the value of our messes as opportunities for transformation.
It’s been amazing to have this finished project out in the world, especially at such a time as this. So let’s take in my own formula of breathing in fresh AIR. Of course this stands for Awareness, Intentionality, and Risks.
During this season. . .
As we adjust beyond the messiness of the pandemic, I realize that many of us have had huge shifts in our personal and professional lives. I’ve expanded my training as a professional speaker through weekly mentoring from the legendary Les Brown. This has been one of the most transformational seasons of my life! I was privileged to speak on his platform in honor of International Women’s Day. Also, I hosted several of my “soul sisters” on Facebook live. You can catch the replays on Youtube.
I’ve learned from several business mentors over the years. And currently, I’m part of Legendary, a year-long mastermind group that’s helping me think outside my “therapist” mindset when it comes to business growth and development. I’m impressed with what I’m learning from David Bayer’s program. Of course, I’m a perpetual learner when it comes to neuroscience, personal development, and relationships. My recent mentors include Les Brown and Jon Talarico.
I whole-heartedly believe it’s vitally important to continue investing in your own growth and development. It reaps rewards in years to come.
For example, as a result of participating in an MBSR program(Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) through Center for Mindful Living, I have a daily practice of meditation. It helps me be more present with myself and others. In addition, I highly recommend anyone in leadership to consider the benefits.
What I do for fun. . .
I believe having fun means connection with those we trust and do life with, whether it’s with family or friends. My learning to dance has been a perfect analogy for relationship patterns.
Of course, the pandemic has been limiting for all of us socially. But I’m getting to know my neighbors and living in the simple pleasures of walks in the neighborhood.
Actually, I’m energized by backyard adventures with my five young grandchildren. Anything outdoors are moments that fill my soul and make me feel like a brand new woman! Hobbies include camping, canoeing, hiking, and bike-riding. Water aerobics and swimming are my summer exercise programs.
Spiritually-speaking. . .
For years I’ve considered each person I encounter as a divine appointment with depth of soul. As a Christ follower, it’s important to nurture my relationship with God. And I do that gathering with others, study and reflection of Scripture along with periodic soul care retreats.
Also, I want you to know that I honor differences with openness. That is to say, I’m comfortable with those of other faiths or no faith. Honoring our common humanity is foundational. To clarify, my focus is relationships and living intentionally.