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Nancy DiStefano, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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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!

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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

Clinical approaches: 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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

OH LISW l.1101608-SUPV

Reviews

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.

Nancy has been there for me through family trauma, healing, a very hard breakup, finding myself, and also dealing with anxiety and OCD. She has been fabulous! I appreciate her for all she has done for me.

Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Nancy for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is AMAZING!!!!! Always keep her!!!!!! :)

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Nancy for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning eating disorders

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.

Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

thank you

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

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.

Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 3 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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

Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 2 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem