“Born on a fault line of trauma and emotional wreckage…”
Louise Stanger stumbles through deceptions, substance abuse, unexpected deaths and mental health disorders. Discover her journey, through laughter and tears, as you become inspired to own your life with a spirit of renewal.
She is a published author and her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Journal of Alcohol Studies, Recovery View, Sober Way, and various other magazines and scholarly publications. In addition, the San Diego Business Journal listed her as one of the top 10 “Women who Mean Business” and she was ranked as one of the top 10 Interventionists in the Country.
Louise received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, Master’s in Social Work from San Diego State College, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego. She has served as faculty at San Diego State University School of Social Work and SDSU Interwork Institute as well as been the Director of Alcohol and other Drug Services at the University of San Diego.
She is known for lively, informative, customized and invigorating presentations for staffs, families and clients. Most recently Foundations Recovery Network, 2014 Moments of Change Conference, proclaimed Dr. Stanger the “Fan Favorite Speaker”. Her memoir, Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal was published January 2016.
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“25 seconds ago I finished your book after picking it up yesterday morning, as it arrived in the morning mail. I picked it up and was hooked from the first page.
Thank you not only for the wonderful gift of this book but thank you for leading the life that led to it and knowing the value that sharing it held for the rest of us.
Your great talent is that you are a once in a generation storyteller. I believe it is God’s greatest gift and demands that those who possess it live in dharma which you so clearly do, telling your story and being driven to write, write, write. What a gift to share! What a feeling of calm and commonality I felt pouring over these pages.”
“Louise Stanger’s book FALLING UP reaches out from her good heart, her long experience, and her profound insights. Her work reminds us that FALLING UP in life is a challenge to the gravitational forces at play only if we refuse to deal with what is pulling us down and holding us down. Thank you Louise; we are all served by this reminder. And your caring.”
— Noah benShea, International Best Selling Author, Poet, & Philosopher
–MACKENZIE PHILLIPS, musician, actress, and author of High On Arrival: A Memoir
–BRIAN O’SHEA, CAI, Caring Interventions
–LINDA GOFF, A Very Grateful Client
–STEPHEN TIMMER, JD, CAS, Sea of Solutions Florida
–DAVID ZINT, Motivational & Wellness Coach, and Senior Instructor at Soul Cycle
–PEGGY STRAND, Client
-CLAUDIA BLACK, PH.D., Author of It Will Never Happen to Me and Changing Course
-FATHER LEO BOOTH, Author of The Wisdom of Letting Go
Louise Stanger has written a dramatic memoir of overcoming and triumph. The raw narrative of “Falling Up” takes the reader through an incredible life journey to an inspiring conclusion. Dr. Stanger shares her keen insights with humor and passion. The story of a lifetime.
—JEFF JAY, author of “Navigating Grace”
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