I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts and Hawaii and a registered expressive arts therapist with the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bi-polar), eating disorders and body image, self-esteem, career challenges, and grief and loss. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm, authentic, and engaging. I focus on treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion while addressing issues of diversity. I maintain a person-centered, strengths-based approach utilizing cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and narrative counseling. I believe in the healing power of art and can incorporate creative activities into counseling sessions. My primary interest is in empowering women and girls to find their voice, accept their bodies, and reclaim their lives. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I look forward to working with you!
7yrs in practice
Additional areas of focus:Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
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As a therapist she is amazing, am thankful to have her be part of my life and this journey I am on to better myself and my family
Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Nancy has been very helpful in my experience. I would recommend her to anyone seeking therapy.
Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
Nancy is great and flexible and very kind. She understands and gives great advice
Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Nancy has been wonderful helping me work through my self-image and self-compassion issues.
I entered therapy with little hope of actually being able to change my continuous, negative self-talk dialogue and a strong dislike of my physical appearance, however I was matched with Nancy and she immediately knew how to help. We worked through multiple sessions of the Be Body Positive Model, which had me do introspective exercises and opened my eyes to why I was feeling this way. Nancy also gave me great suggestions to help me begin to change my ways of thinking.
After multiple sessions, I can honestly say I no longer have the continuous negative self talk like before, and I am learning to appreciate, and accept, my body for what it is. Nancy has given me tools to continue on this journey even after the formal program has finished, which I know I will continue to use!
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 2 months on issues concerning eating disorders
Nancy is always willing to message with me between sessions if I need it, which is a huge relief and takes therapy to a whole new level! She and I have cultivated such a good working relationship and have a meaningful connection. I truly owe much of my progress this year to Nancy and her willingness to listen to my problems :)
Written on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Nancy makes it extremely comfortable to discuss difficult topics that have embarrassed me for years such as embracing my feminine sexuality and my desire for sexual connection. It’s freeing to be able to have a dialogue about this without feeling any judgment.
Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Nancy has made such an impact on me since I started sessions with her nearly seven months ago. She's helped me focus on coping skills & working through what triggers my anxiety and depression; as well as extensive work on body positivity and self-esteem. She never fails to make me feel safe and comfortable during our sessions. Nancy, you are absolutely incredible!
Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Nancy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Nancy has been a great resource, and guide through the challenges that we discuss. She has been able to supply references that are useful for daily support, and meaningful guidance at a personal and spiritual level. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for self improvement.
Written on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Nancy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Nancy has allowed me to open up about topics that I felt really uncomfortable about discussing. She is clearly very knowledgeable and continues to broaden her understanding and skillset. She is empathic and supportive in a way that allows me to be honest and do this difficult work on my relationship with my body and with food. It really helps to be able to work with a feminist counselor. I can't thank her enough.
Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Nancy for 4 months on issues concerning eating disorders
I am so incredibly grateful for my time with Nancy. I came to her on BetterHelp in one of the worst states I have been in and I am leaving the platform feeling like a new person. I gained the strength to leave my toxic work environment and I have the tools to head into a new job with healthy boundaries. I especially appreciated Nancy's background in art therapy. I highly recommend Nancy!
Written on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Nancy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
working with Nancy has been such a blessing, I have grown SO much thanks to her help and guidance! she was patient and skillful in giving me the necessary tools and insight i needed for helping me cope with my depression. she is extremely kind, caring, and attentive.
her passion for art helped us connect more and she was able to incorporate this into our sessions. i loved this aspect of our work and it gave me even more appreciation of our time together!
Written on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Nancy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
She has been very helpful in helping me deal with my abandonment issues
Written on Jun 06, 2021 after therapy with Nancy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Nancy is incredible! I'm so grateful to get to work with someone so intuitive, patient, and supportive. She's given me so many tools to reflect with that have already begun to improve my life.
Written on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Nancy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Nancy has been fantastic. She is a great active listener and I feel like I have a breakthrough each session whether it emotional or mental. I asked for specific methods of support (ex: I really like homework to work on week to week) and she has honored everything so easily. Her insight is always so gentle but profound. I’m grateful I was matched with Nancy and I look forward to our time together each week.
Written on Apr 24, 2021 after therapy with Nancy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Nancy got to know me and my concerns quite quickly. I think I helped her by writing quite a bit of my thinking in advance, which was from the heart expressions of my grief about losing my soulmate. Also some journal entries I had made to my soulmate. That all helped Nancy and I connect more immediately, and now she understands where I’m coming from and what I need.
Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief
She is great. Has been helping me for the few sessions we’ve had.
Written on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Nancy is incredibly kind, attentive and understanding. She is able to pick on the littlest details that end up becoming a main focus of conversation. She has introduced me to some great ideas for dealing with stress and anxiety. I feel the weight lifting off of me already! I look forward to every sessions and cannot wait to continue working with her.
Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Innovative, creative, and extremely helpful. Got to the heart of things very quickly. Compassionate and provides clear steps and actions to take towards wellness.
Written on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder
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