Nancy Irwin: 1st Life – Entertainer, 2nd Life - Psychologist
How can good mental health and humor work together?
Dr. Nancy Irwin liked
her night job as a standup comedian but was bored during the day. That’s how she would up volunteering at a community
shelter for sexually abused teens and that’s how her life changed forever. Nancy was able to empathize with these young
adults and help them in their healing process.
She already had a BA and MA in operatic music no less but was ready to
take another detour and got her doctorate in psychology.
Nancy on air with Anderson Cooper
Nancy now runs a full time professional practice except when she’s contributing her expertise on TV and radio. She couldn’t be more content with her second
life and in fact has written a book on the subject, You-Turn: Changing Direction in Midlife. Does Nancy ever miss her first life? Actually healing, humor and hitting the high
notes work well together.