DAVINA S. KOTULSKI, PH.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, sought after speaker, and best-selling author with a thriving private therapy practice in Los Angeles, California and an international life coaching practice. She facilitates workshops and tele-classes including following your courageous heart, past life regression, mysticism, spiritual growth, self-empowerment, and authentic self-expression.
After receiving her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1996, Dr. Kotulski worked for over 13 years as a psychologist in a federal prison, leading empowerment workshops with female inmates, introducing them to the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn, Napoleon Hill, and Tony Robbins.
She’s the author of Why You Should Give a Damn About Gay Marriage , Love Warriors: The rise of the marriage equality movement and why it will prevail and Behind Barbed Eyes. She created the How to Come Out Of the Closet and Into Your Power audio programs addressing coming out and living an authentic life.
As a respected leader in the LGBT equality movement, Davina Kotulski has appeared in dozens of documentaries, Newsweek magazine, USA Today, CNN, the San Francisco Chronicle, L.A. Times, the Oregonian, and several other mainstream newspapers throughout the United States and Europe. Davina has shared the stage with comedian Margaret Cho, civil rights leaders Rev. Cecil Williams, Dolores Huerta, and Senator Mark Leno, and celebrities Cloris Leachman, Dustin Lance Black, and Armistead Maupin. She’s received numerous awards for her public speaking and leadership including; the Saints Alive Award and San Francisco LGBT Pride Community Grand Marshal.
She is passionate about helping people overcome obstacles, even working to change unjust laws, to make their dreams come true.