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Living Beautifully: Creating Authentic Happiness

  • Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub 23 Main Street Madison, NJ, 07940 United States (map)

Join us for a workshop with psychotherapist, Getchel Lubke, to discuss the principles to a joyful and fulfilling life. The discussion will look at how core concepts across various disciplines identify strategies to create the life that we desire. You will walk away with ideas about what beliefs may be holding you back and how you are in control of your own well-being.

As a bonus, Getchel will share a short film about one young man who utilized his struggles with mental illness to create a life rich in meaning and service to others.

Getchel is a licensed professional counselor who has been providing psychotherapy and marriage counseling in the Morris County area for over 11 years. She has spent years acquiring and incorporating the most effective therapeutic techniques into her work. She has done post-graduate work at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and with The Gottman Institute. Although techniques are the building blocks to successful therapy, what makes Getchel distinct is her kindness and authenticity. She is devoted to helping individuals explore their emotional lives with curiosity and compassion. This is accomplished by integrating mindfulness, stress reduction and cognitive-behavioral methods into her work with individuals, couples and families. 

After working with many families navigating the transition of divorce, Getchel received training as a divorce mediator. Through these experiences, she has become adamant about helping couples and their children create a healthier and more cooperative experience through this life change. This involves working with couples to minimize animosity and create a positive environment for their children. Getchel's work on divorce has been published on

Getchel attended the University of Oregon as an undergraduate where she studied Philosophy and Business. She later received her Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ. She lives in the area with her two daughters.