I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker from the State of Ohio. My passion is helping people get to where they want to be. With over 30 years experience in the mental health and addiction fields, I have done therapy with individual adults, couples, families, children and adolescents to meet whatever issues they are struggling with. I have expertise in depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship and addiction issues. I am experienced in mental health issues, trauma and diagnostics.
I take a client centered approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness and exposure therapy. I will begin where you are at and help you get to where you want to be. My purpose is to help you reach your goals, live a happier and more peaceful life; to help you find the coping to be able to feel safe and happy. I will help you overcome obstacles and reach your full potential. I start with a non judgmental solution-focused approach, to listen and provide a safe place to work toward resolution thru coping and regaining the control necessary to help develop calm and peace. This is the first step to feeling better.
I am here to help, welcome and let's begin!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Somatization , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Nancy DiStefano. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
I cannot thank Nancy enough for how much she has helped me. She has guided me through reframing my thoughts which has been transformative. I have a full-time job, a part-time job, a toddler, and a house to run so I am a very busy person. She always finds a way to fit me in when I need it.
Nancy is an excellent listener and really makes everything feels so personalized. She knows what I need and can easily analyze what is wrong and how to help me. She provides so many resources and is easy to reach.
Nancy is very attentive and supportive. I’ve recommended her to multiple friends and I hope they get the help that she’s provided me
Nancy is compassionate and a good listener.
Appreciate all the support. Keeps me focused and encouraged to keep trying. Using the tools !
She is very supportive and understanding
She listens to me and provides my with appropriate advises
I love Nancy!! She’s great for listening and helpful feedback!!
She really understood me. She was great at responding to my messages and offering ways to help between live sessions. Also if I wasn’t able to make one of her live session times works she worked with me to make a time available.
Nancy helps make you feel so comfortable and doesn’t judge what you say. She has helped me explore other venues for communication.
She listened and offered ways to help me deal with my stress.
Very kind and knowledgeable
Nancy is tough, thorough and unapologetic in her way of sifting through wreckage and bringing out the treasure. She has been such a breakthrough in my life with how she took my issues and made me see them through a different lense and helped me figure out how I should be viewing and working through emotions, distress and my life. Nancy, thank you for truly changing, you life and how I live it!
Nancy has been fantastic with me and I would recommend her to anyone. Great listener, engaged in discussion, and authentically invested in helping me. She’s been great.
Nancy is very knowledgeable of the things causing stress/anxiety in our lives today (covid, social media, addiction, self-love, money, family, etc. ) She is a wonderful listener and a quick responder. She backs up her advice with factual evidence, and over all makes you feel better.
Very sweet, have a comfortable first session and is very interested in concerns or habits
She is very kind and easy to talk to and asks great questions
I like working with Nancy because she offers live sessions and is always responsive to written messages. It feels like she genuinely cares.
She is literally amazing and I’m so thankful to have her. I’m not sure what I’d do without her advice and guidance. Love that my family forced me to try it
Nancy answers every question I have and offers additional information for me to consider. She is personable and respectful. I'm grateful to be working with her.
Nancy listens to the most when needed. She really helped me with some mental exercises and advices breathing exercises as well.
She followed up on timely manner to understand how am I doing.
She responds fastly. She is understanding and helps me see other aspects
She is empathetic with your emotions and helps guide you through your thinking without judgement.
Very good counselor. Helped me a great deal. Highly recommend
Nancy is an excellent counselor. She is a great listener and always offers support and great advice.
Nancy is wonderful!
Nancy is a wonderful human being. You can tell that her goal is to help you succeed and to love yourself. She knows what questions to ask, and she uses the knowledge she gets from them
Nancy is helping me become my best self. Her expertise and accepting demeanor helped me open up about my identity and process my emotions in a safe environment. I feel that she truly wants to help me grow.
Nancy is a great listener, I love talking with her!
Nancy is straight and to the point. No nonsense. Tough love when you need it and extra care when you need it. Very professional.
Takes into account the type of counseling you want. Would highly recommend her.
Nancy is great!
She listens and gives her personal/professional advise. I would strongly recommend her!
Nancy has been amazing. She doled out some tough love, but I needed to hear it. The techniques she shared with me and really working.
Nancy has been very understanding, but not just to be agreeable. She is very professional, and easy to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone.
Nancy was so kind, patient and helpful, but the thing I appreciated most of all is how knowledgable she is. This is the first time that I have found therapy to produce actionable techniques that produce positive change.
Nancy has been very helpful to me while trying to work through my depression and mood swings. She asks me questions that are sometimes challenging to answer, but make me really think about myself and challenge myself. She has helped me take a step back from negative thoughts and when I was struggling with myself a lot, she helped me make sure I had the help and resources I need to be safe. Whenever I did not respond for a while, she would send a chat to make sure I was okay and to check on me. She was very supportive and I would recommend Nancy to anyone!
Nancy is helpful and direct. She sends practical homework that helps a lot! Thanks Nancy.
She is a patient listener, and puts things across very well with a good choice of words that stay with you. She will let you express yourself and then will try to throw some light on the main problems and will share some insights for better perspectives. She will help you through your emotional struggles with some useful suggestions. I am happy to be having my therapy sessions with her since more than 3 months. It has helped me a great deal with my anxieties and panic attacks.
Nancy is super easy to work with and has been very helpful when it comes to me coping with my anxiety. She’s been super great to work with and has helped me a ton!
Nancy has helped me during a very painful time in my life. Her insight and skills have helped me to pass through with whatever grace and safety could be mustered. Grateful.
Nancy has been nothing but helpful for me to get me on the right path. We have found what could potentially work out for my specific situation, and I will be continuing on the path due to her guidance. I asked to be blunt and straight forward and she delivered absolutely above and beyond. I would highly recommend Nancy.
Nancy understands my issues quickly and is empathetic. I am a counselor myself so she is a counselor's counselor!
Nancy is very caring and concerned for each problem I send her way. I feel like. I’m talking to a good friend. I’m enjoying the therapy sessions! Thank you for your past help and continued help Nancy ! YOU ARE AWESOME!
I love my counselor Nancy it has changed my life.
My counselor is wonderful, she’s very respectful and listens to what I say gets right down to the point and finds many ways to help my situations and I can tell she is very true to what she does and I would recommend her to anyone using BetterHelp she is fantastic.
I’ve appreciated the time I’ve spent so far with Nancy. It’s been nice using this resource and I’m thankful I was paired with her from the beginning. She always messages me when it’s been a couple days and I haven’t reached out. It’s nice knowing someone truly cares about how you’re doing and takes time out of their busy lives to contact you and touch base. I would recommend Nancy to anyone!
She is so wonderful and helpful. It's only been a few weeks and I already feel so much better with her in my life.
So far I’m liking the experience! I’ve recently started so I’m trying to get a feel for it still
I was really nervous and scared when I started. Nancy really made me feel very comfortable. She asked me some uneasy questions and I never felt I’d be chastised for answering them. She’s very warm and understanding yet firm when she needs to be. In the short time I’ve been with her she’s helped me improve myself and I never would have made it this far without her help and support. I’m very glad I made this step and grateful for all she’s given me. I’ve still a lot farther to go, but I’m sure in time I’ll get there. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing help.
Nancy is calm, insightful and knowledgeable. I feel comfortable talking about anything and knowing I won’t be judged. I am so thankful for her!
Nancy does a great job!
Absolutely changed my life and saved my relationship at a time when I wasn't mentally able to handle the anxiety.
Nancy has helped me navigate a difficult time in my life. She is supportive and authentic. Her assistance has been more than helpful. Exactly the person I need to listen, give feedback and advise. I feel a genuine concern from Nancy for my well being. More than highly recommend.
Nancy always tells me exactly what I need to hear, it may not be what I want, but she understands my needs and keeps in contact when I go dark. Out of all of the counselors I have tried, Nancy is the ONLY one who has ever gotten the abandonment issues right and gave me something I didn't even know I needed.
She is absolutely amazing and I'm so glad I have her to talk to. I strongly recommend her to anyone that's looking for someone to talk to
She has been extremely helpful to me. I’ve recommended this service to multiple people because of how much more effective and supportive she’s been than previous therapists I have had.
Great understanding and has helped a lot for me
Nancy has been very helpful. She is kind, caring, considerate and offers well thought out advice and solutions in timely matters. I’m very appreciative of her help.
In my newer interactions with Nancy, she’s been nothing but attentive and helpful. She listens and responds appropriately and I feel like she cares enough to listen and follow up with me during the week with little messages to check-in. I’m enjoying my time I schedule with her and feel a sense of relief and glad I shared with her afterwards. I’d recommend Nancy to anyone looking to share and grow through whatever challenges or peaks of life they are going through.
I love working with Nancy! She’s been very empowering, very compassionate and very understanding. Whenever I text or even video call, I know she’ll be there for me and that she’ll provide me with an insight that will help me find my way. I’ve been really appreciative of this counseling services and I am so very glad I made the decision to do counseling. It’s an investment in ones health. I’ve been on psychotic meds for a whole decade and while medications numb the pain, they do not resolve it. Counseling does! I am definitely continuing to work with Nancy. :)
Nancy is a patient and kind counselor who is supportive and flexible. She checks in to ask me how I am even if I don’t check in with her myself, which I really appreciate.
Nancy is one of the best counselors I've ever had, and I have had many. She's very down to earth and in touch with me emotionally. Our sessions are always productive and thought-provoking. I highly recommend Nancy to anyone who wants a forthright, no-nonsense approach. If you don't want to think and talk very honestly about yourself, find somebody else. Nancy is going for the truth to really help.
Nancy is fantastic. She really cares and is very responsive. I am so lucky to have her as my counselor!
Nancy is great!
Nancy has been really great! She has been really responsive and so non-judgmental. She doesn't just allow me to vent, but actually helps me to problem solve. I would definitely recommend her.
Nancy is always available to help, even with short notice. She often sends quick messages to check up on me throughout the week which are so helpful, and remind me to ask help when I need it. She is very personable and kind.
Nancy was super helpful and was always understanding. I have a very busy career but Nancy never failed to check in on me just to make sure I was doing okay. I would recommend her to anybody who needs someone to always be there for them
She helped me through one of the most difficult transitions in my life. And helped me conquer a few lurking demons in my mind! She is fantastic! Thank you so much!!!
She's a very sweet woman who listens to you and helps you understand your own self and figure out the issue within yourself.
Nancy is great. She always listens to me and responds quickly. She's very good at giving me support and advice and offers ways to deal with my issues better.
Nancy is an amazing therapist. She is always available when I need her. She gives great advice.
Nancy it's amazing! Looking after me so well, and if I don't write to her for few days she always drop me a message. Love it! Very helpful for me, work like magic!!
Nancy has helped me get to the root cause of my issues and teach me the skills I need to overcome my issues. I have been to many counselors without getting any help, but this experience has been life changing. She counsels in a nonjudgmental manner, but also makes you confront your problems. I am very thankful that I was finally able to find the help I needed.
Nancy has been great at getting to the root of my concerns and offering real advice on things to try. I appreciate how she makes me feel heard. I think that’s something I’ve truly needed and what makes counseling so important to me.
I have absolutely loved working with Nancy so far! She is relatable, patient, and gives great advice. She’s helped me through some tough times and not matter how many times we go over the same scenario she is patiently responding. I would recommend her to anyone going through difficult times.
I’ve been working with Nancy for a few weeks now and I feel like I have connected with someone who is kind and empathetic. I feel comfortable sharing everything with her and I highly recommend her as a counselor.