I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with dual master's degrees in psychology and social work. I have been in the mental health field since 1993 and have experience working with clients dealing with several issues including depression, anxiety, medical/health issues, social issues, family, relationship and parenting challenges, military and veteran issues, and trauma (including abuse and neglect).
My approach tends to be client centered and relaxed. I view the client-therapist relationship as a partnership where we walk together on this journey to discover the tools and assist the client in learning to utilize them so that the client can live a happier, more fulfilling and successful life. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, functional family therapy, solution focused therapy and tools from motivational interviewing and trauma-informed care in my sessions. Drawing from these modalities, I am able to shape each client's treatment plan to fit their situation according to their needs, challenges, strengths, and personalities; by doing this it allows for a unique therapeutic partnership that sets us up for success.
I am happy you are here! It takes courage to ask for help, and you've taken that first important step - congratulations! I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34007285A
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Nancy has been very understanding and patient with me during our sessions, and is an excellent listener. She has been very flexible with planning our sessions, especially as there is a huge time difference between us, and has been very conscientious in organising and planning around my schedule. I would recommend Nancy to anyone!
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Nancy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
In just two sessions you have really helped me, each time we have spoke I feel better aware of myself and clearer on what I need to do. Thank you I really look forward to continuing our sessions.
Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
I have found in Nancy the right balance of professionalism, understanding, relatability, patience, humanity and knowledge that I need to feel comfortable enough to be honest enough to actually make progress and want to keep coming back to talk with her. She is very present and aware in the moment. She seems to me to be a good anchor in a storm.
I feel that with her help and feedback that I am already on a path through my issues to make some real, tangible changes in my life.
I am very grateful I found Nancy at this time in my life.
Written on Feb 10, 2021 after therapy with Nancy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd