Nancy DiStefano

(LISW-S)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #l. 1101608-SUPV (Expires: 2021-12-01)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Sep 17, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with

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.

Written by M.A. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!

Written by T.E. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Nancy is helpful and direct. She sends practical homework that helps a lot! Thanks Nancy.

Written by V.A. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by T.R. on Sep 02, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by F.I. on Aug 23, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

she has long years of experience and I recently started with. she seems understanding and supportive

Written by A.N. on Aug 15, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Nancy is an excellent therapist. She is knowledgeable, respectful, and gives great advice. She’s a great listener.

Written by B.A. on Jul 10, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by Z.A. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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.

Written by D.E. on Jun 23, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem

Nancy understands my issues quickly and is empathetic. I am a counselor myself so she is a counselor's counselor!

Written by D.A. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

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!

Written by J.O. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I love my counselor Nancy it has changed my life.

Written by J.O. on May 23, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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.

Written by S.A. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by M.E. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

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.

Written by S.T. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and adhd

So far I’m liking the experience! I’ve recently started so I’m trying to get a feel for it still

Written by T.I. on Apr 21, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s good!

Written by J.O. on Apr 16, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.A. on Apr 14, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

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!

Written by S.T. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Nancy does a great job!

Written by R.Y. on Mar 23, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

She’s awesome

Written by C.L. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Absolutely changed my life and saved my relationship at a time when I wasn't mentally able to handle the anxiety.

Written by K.I. on Feb 02, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by K.A. on Jan 03, 2020 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

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.

Written by B.R. on Dec 28, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

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

Written by M.A. on Dec 03, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by C.H. on Nov 20, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Great understanding and has helped a lot for me

Written by J.O. on Oct 25, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by A.L. on Oct 17, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

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.

Written by H.E. on Oct 03, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

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. :)

Written by S.A. on Aug 31, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by M.A. on Aug 17, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

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.

Written by L.E. on Aug 17, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Nancy is fantastic. She really cares and is very responsive. I am so lucky to have her as my counselor!

Written by J.A. on Aug 06, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Nancy is great!

Written by K.I. on Jul 31, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nancy is an excellent counselor. She listens to me and makes me feel validated and understood but still pushes me to be better. She checks in on me when I don’t message her and makes me feel appreciated and loved. She has helped me be independent and grow so that I am not solely reliant on her.

Written by T.R. on Jul 23, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by M.U. on Jul 14, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by H.E. on Jul 09, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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

Written by J.E. on Jun 21, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

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!!!

Written by C.H. on Jun 18, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She's a very sweet woman who listens to you and helps you understand your own self and figure out the issue within yourself.

Written by S.A. on Jun 05, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by C.A. on May 12, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and eating disorders

Nancy is an amazing therapist. She is always available when I need her. She gives great advice.

Written by V.A. on Apr 26, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

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!!

Written by K.E. on Apr 03, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.A. on Mar 26, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

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.

Written by C.O. on Mar 05, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by C.H. on Mar 04, 2019 after counseling with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.