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Nancy

"I believe that living a full and healthy life starts with achieving


greater emotional awareness."



I started my career in my early 20s working with youth in residential


treatment. What stands out the most when I think back to those years


is how good it felt for me to work with youth to develop greater


emotional awareness and observe them using more helpful ways of coping


with their feelings. I loved it!



However, I felt that working strictly with youth (as opposed to the


family unit) had its limitations. Yes, the children benefitted from


my work. But did they use these skills once they returned home? How


did the parents/caregivers support use of these skills at home? I


want my work with people to have a broader impact, so I've recently


decided to focus on working with adults. They set the emotional tone


of the family. If adults, parents or caregivers are committed to


learning and using tools to achieve greater emotional awareness, than


that's going to transfer to their children, family, friends and


beyond. That's so exciting for me!



EDUCATION & POST-GRADUATE TRAINING:



I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R), and my academic and


training information is as follows:



Syracuse University, MSW, 1998



Post-Graduate Training:



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Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Beck Institute, 2020 *



Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety, Beck Institute, 2017 *



Cognitive Behavior Therapy of Depression, Beck Institute, 2016 *



Essentials of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Beck Institute, 2016 *



Gottman Level I: Bridging the Couple Chasm, The Gottman Institute,


2015 *



Discernment Counseling, Doherty Relationship Institute, 2015 *



Flexible Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cigna, 2013 *



Extending Narrative Therapy with Maggie Carey, 2008 *



Narrative therapy training with Michael White, 2007 & 2005 *



week-long intensive narrative therapy training at Evanston Family


Therapy Center, Evanston, IL, 2004


Specialties

OCD
Bereavement
Depression
Anxiety
Women's Issues

Education

Masters in Social Work
Syracuse University


Accepted Insurance

Aetna
Oxford
United Healthcare
Oscar Health
Cigna


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