Ginger Berkelhamer - Life Coach in Warren, Vermont (VT)

Mrs. Ginger Berkelhamer

Profession: Life Coach

About Me & My Practice

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.

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

I Am Also A

  • Relationship Coach
  • Recovery Coach

Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Accountability
  • Assertion skills
  • Fears
  • Goal setting
  • Influencing others
  • Interpersonal Conflict
  • Leadership
  • Life Purpose/Meaning/Inner-Guidance
  • Limiting beliefs
  • Loneliness
  • Motivation
  • Personal Communication Problems
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Work Life / Personal Life balance

Ages I Work With

  • Teenage
  • Adults

Languages I Speak

  • English

My Fee Range

  • $50-$150