|Ivy Helstein, psychotherapist, dynamic speaker and author is one of the leading experts on the art of life
change. She has worked for over 30 years in giving people “tools” to live not from ineffective behavioral
patterns and limited vision but from their own innate abilities.
She was one of the early pioneers in the Continuing Education movement on the East Coast and developed
and taught a variety of personal growth workshops at many institutes of higher learning: Hofstra University,
CW Post College, Nassau Community College where she is on the faculty, and currently Santa Monica College.
Over the years, literally thousands of people have enjoyed Ivy’s charismatic presence, infectious humor and
have gained effective skills from her information packed workshops: Assert Yourself For Career and Personal
Success, Turn Anger into Positive Creative Energy, Conflict Resolution, Tap Your Intuitive Power: Unleash Your
Innate Abilities and Potential, to name just a few.
In 1974, Ivy founded her consulting and seminar company, Communication Dynamics. Drawing upon her
practical experience as a psychotherapist and teacher, she brought her professional expertise in life
management skills and organizational behavior into the corporate world, associations and an extensive
variety of professions.
Her unique niche as a psychotherapist is working with a distinctive sector of the population, High Achievers:
CEOs, politicians, celebrities and countless others. Her article, The Affluenza Epidemic: Are You Paying Too Much
for Success? talks to the specific issues and needs of high achievers- their lives and inter-personal
She was honored by the National Speakers Association as one of the founding members of the Metro Chapter
and won the coveted Chapter Member of the year Award. In 2000, she was featured in Who’s Who in the
World, the Millennium Edition, and most currently the 25th Anniversary Edition of Who’s Who in American
Although having accomplished much, Ivy’s greatest desire is to help even more people. And in 1999, she
wrote her book, Infinite Abilities: Living Your Life on Purpose. Through it and her many book signings and radio
appearances, she has been able to reach people all over the United States and Canada.
Ivy feels her appreciation and knowledge of people comes from her extensive world travel and interacting
with them in unusual places, like participating in a harvest festival with tribal elders in Borneo, trekking into
the Karen hill tribe village of Chiang Mai, rafting the River Kwai, hiking through a mined battlefield in Viet Nam,
dining on witchiti grubs with the Aborigines in Australia, and walking through the Nazi Concentration Camps
of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland and Terezin, Prague. Her greatest honor was meeting Simon Weisenthal in
Vienna. Audiences and clients appreciate her story telling ability and experiences. Ivy shares her life because
she believes if you haven’t lived it you can’t talk from personal knowledge and help people. She says, “my
life's purpose is to help change the world to be more loving and peaceful, one person at a time."
|PSYCHOTHERAPIST IN PRIVATE PRACTICE 1979- present. Counseling and
psychotherapy to a unique segment of high achieving CEOs, professionals,
celebrities dealing with health, stress, addictions, personal, marital, family issues,
business & career. Sessions are in person or by telephone nationally.
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF A PUBLIC AND CORPORATE TRAINING
COMPANY, COMMUNICATION DYNAMICS 1974- present. Consulting and
training programs for corporations, associations, businesses: Hewlett Packard,
Sharp, Lachmann Food Services, Macy’s Corporate, Department of Defense, New
York State Department of Health, American Institute of Banking, Port Orthopedics,
New York Bar Association, Allstate Insurance, Aetna Insurance, NPD Marketing,
Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Astra Zenica Pharmaceuticals, Loews Corp,
Warner Music Group, American Dental Association, New York Bar Association.
|SANTA MONICA COLLEGE, Los Angeles, CA 2005- present
Department of Continuing Community Education: Strategize Your Career: The Art of
The New JCC at Milken, West Hills, CA 2005-present
Adult Programs: Miraculous Changes Can Be Yours in Every Aspect of Your Life Series.
NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Garden City, NY 1977- present
Department of Lifelong Learning: Assertive Communication for Business, Assertive-
Responsive for Career and Personal Success, Conflict Management, Stress
Management, Anger Management, Resiliency Training, Winning Couples.
C.W. POST UNIVERSITY, NY 1977-89
Continuing Education Department- Same workshops as above
ADELPHI UNIVERSITY, NY 1976-1983
Continuing Education Department- Same workshops as above
REGIONAL TEACHER CENTER 1977-1997
In-service courses and school district conferences throughout the East coast for
superintendents, principals, teachers: Behavior Management for Staff and Students
|THE SEMINAR CENTER, New York
THE LEARNING ANNEX, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco
Workshops: Assert Yourself for Career and Personal Success, How to Get What You
Want Without Fighting, Practical Spiritualism, Relationships: How to Break Them, How
to Make Them.
||Now Age 99 Conference, keynote speech
Body, Mind and Soul Conference, keynote and workshop
Child Protective Services Conference, keynote and workshop
Secretaries International Conference, keynote speech and workshop
New York State Department of Labor Conference, keynote and workshop
Hewlett Packard Sales Conference, closing keynote speech
|LA Times, Festival of Books at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Book Expo America, Chicago, IL, New York, NY
Meet the Healers & Psychics Expo, San Diego, CA
Book signings: Barnes & Noble, Borders, throughout the US
|RADIO, TELEVISION SHOWS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA including
KABC, NPR, Good Day USA, The Morning Show, Strategies for Living, New Talk,
Business and Sense Power, The Early Edition, Sound Off, Just Relationships.
PRINT: Featured in USA Today, LA Times, Newsday, Readers Digest, PM Magazine.
||INFINITE ABILITIES: Living Your Life On Purpose - author (see Amazon.com)
GREAT PERSUADERS - co-author
THE GREAT COMMUNICATORS - co-author
Articles published: McCalls Magazine, Selling Power, Readers Digest,
National Speakers Magazine: The Affluenza Epidemic: Are You Paying Too Much for
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Cited source for psychotherapists: The
Effect of Dysfunctional Communication Within the Family System On Childhood
|NATIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION - professional member since 1981
Past President of the Metro Chapter of the National Speakers Association
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT- 1979
||2006 25th Anniversary of Who’s Who of American Women
Millennium Edition of Who's Who in the World
Charter founder of the Metro New York Chapter of NSA
Metro New York Chapter, NSA Past President Award
Chapter Member of the Year, National Speakers Associations
Great Neck NY Library Literary Achievement Award
||GODDARD COLLEGE: M. A. Degree, Psychology of Human Behavior
QUEENS COLLEGE: B. A. Degree, Psychology