Deborah Gold


Dr. Deb Gold has a Ph.D. in psychology since 1999, is the founder and Executive Director of Goldstar Coaching LLC. She has helped hundreds of women overcome the trauma of abuse and divorce using the principles of therapy and coaching and depending upon the power and inspiration of God. She also is the Director of a non-profit organization Women of Merit Ministries. Which ministers to and helps women get on the road to recovery from abuse.

She is a Trauma specialist, coach, and a much sought after national conference speaker and Author. Her book “What’s Lust Got to do with it?“ is highly recommended by authorities in the field of trauma recovery.

This is who I am and how I got here. My parents were divorced, and I was being molested by my uncle at 13 years old. Because of this I ran away from home at 14 years of age. I was homeless trying to escape my abusive home life. I have been pregnant and alone as I stood on a bridge at fifteen years of age. I was prepared to jump into the murky waters below to kill myself and my unborn child. I have been that wife and mother who sat at home alone with three children and wondered if their alcoholic father would come home with any money for rent or food after drinking or gambling all week.

Overcoming and healing from these desperate situations is why my heart was encouraged to help as many women as I can to find the keys that I found to not just surviving but thriving. I divorced my first husband the father of my children at 28 years of age. I found myself trying to raise three children on my own with no formal education. I was so full of fear and self-doubt after years of trauma and abuse. My husband refused to help me with support and told me he hoped I starved to death and that me and our children were going to be homeless. I was determined, that was not going to be my fate. I worked three jobs at that point. I went back to school. I was able to get my real estate license and began to make a great living for my children and myself. I was at last a successful businesswoman. I had overcome my past. Or so it seemed. I still suffered the effects of trauma. I felt insecure and unworthy, despite my success.

But my story does not end there. I found who I thought would be a wonderful husband for my children. We found the Lord Jesus together. I went back to school and earned my Ph.D. in Psychology.  We started a clinic together, serving youth and troubled families. I was fulfilling my dream. We even started a church ministry together. I had it all. A beautiful family. A ministry and a a great career. We had been married 25 years when I found out about the affairs, and his addiction to porn. The verbal abuse, began. Everything in my life went from light to dark. It was like someone threw a bomb in my family and shrapnel went flying everywhere. I was numb and hurt and confused.  At 57 years old could I start all over again? The answer is a resounding yes.

I have found the keys to thriving not just surviving. I have helped hundreds of professional women and leaders in ministry recover and find their God-given Purpose again and recover who they were created to be before the effects and devastation of Trauma. Turning Pain into Purpose! That is what I am doing here. Turning my past pain into purpose in the Kingdom of God to set women on the path of thriving once more.

Here are the reasons you can depend on Dr. Deborah Gold to help you to break free from traumatic pain and transform from breakable to unshakable, from surviving to thriving:

  • REPUTABLE – Dr. Deborah Gold has been around since 1999, a respected leader in her field and community.
  • EXPERIENCED – Our proudest accomplishment is the large number of long term clients who put their trust in us year after year.
  • INTEGRITY  Building a reputation of integrity takes years, but it takes only a second to lose. We don’t believe in cutting corners. The foundation of our reputation is our commitment to do the right thing at all times, regardless of whether anyone is watching.
  • RESOURCES  We offer a wide variety of development and training programs built on timeless principles that get results.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE  All of our curriculum can be customized to specifically address your individual and organizational needs.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – We want you to be completely satisfied with our services. We will do whatever it takes to make you happy. No hassles, no problems.

Maria G.

"I have a successful business, and everyone thinks I have it all together. I was divorced twice. I felt fearful to trust anyone. Dr. Deb helped me regain my confidence in myself and move forward. I now feel able to trust and trust myself to make good decisions."

Kimberly S.

"The best decision I have ever made! I am a counselor. I felt like I needed more guidance than my students! My mother is bipolar, I felt like no matter what I did, it was not good enough. Dr. Deb gave me a 3-step strategy plan to relieve me from that constant critical voice in my head. I have never been happier."


"When I met Dr. Deb, my mind felt chaotic. I was broken. I am a female in Ministry and after my divorce, I even questioned should I be in ministry? I found Dr. Deb understood me. I had a safe place to discuss my fears. She gave me an action plan that has restored my peace and confidence."

Amber G.

"Dr. Deb has helped me so much. I signed up and was apprehensive. I had tried twice with therapy for my anxiety and panic attacks. I was extremely angry. She helped me to see that my anger was a trauma response. She gave me a plan to identify what I needed to do. Once I started working the plan, the plan worked!"

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From Surviving to Thriving by Dr. Deborah Gold

This eBook is one of Dr. Deborah Gold's most popular publications available as a free download. Inside of this eBook, you will learn:

  • How to overcome and make sense of your traumatic experiences.
  • How to implement a plan to get unstuck.
  • How to find out who God created you to be.
  • How to resolve the chaos in your mind.
  • How to find out how to make pain your platform.