Nancy Harris, LICSW, was chosen as by the national independent website, Three Best Rated. This is based on client reviews, satisfaction and overall excellence.
I have been a licensed Psychotherapist since 1993 and a certified Life Coach since 2000. I work primarily with adults, both individually and in couples. I love what I do. I have a passion for relationships, personal growth, healing and spirituality and have been studying these realms since my early days in college.
I have traveled quite a bit and have always been fascinated by people and different cultures. I believe we pretty much all want the same thing; to be loved, to be seen and to be understood. We all desire to fulfill our potential and live our best life possible. I want to help people heal so they may fulfill their potential and I want to leave the world a better place. It’s my conviction that the world needs you to heal. Now. There’s not a lot of time to waste.
I am a graduate of Bowdoin College, the University of Michigan School of Social Work, The Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute in Boulder, CO, and The Academy for Coach Training in Seattle, WA. I completed an 8-month coach training program with Martha Beck, PhD, and recently completed a year-long training with Gina DeVee and became a Divine Living Certified Coach.
I have a background in yoga and meditation since my early training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the 1980’s. I have been a regular meditator for 20 years. I also have a pre-med background and was accepted to attend two naturopathic medical schools in the 1980’s, but decided instead to work in the realm of psychology and the mind, which is where much of physical illness originates. In addition to my education as a therapist and life coach, I have training in Reiki, homeopathy, nutrition, flower essences, mindfulness meditation and A Course in Miracles.
Because of this range of experience, I have a deep understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection and call my work as a psychotherapist and life coach “holistic”. I am able to address multiple levels to help you achieve balance and wholeness.
Education and Training
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I am a graduate of Bowdoin College, The University of Michigan School of Social Work , The Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute in Boulder, CO, and The Academy for Coach Training in Seattle, WA.
I have trained with and been certified by Niravi Payne, an author and pioneer in creating health and vitality via the mind-body connection. In 2003, I completed training in The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at The University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA. This program teaches the use of yoga and mindfulness meditation as a way to alleviate chronic pain, stress and uncomfortable emotional states.
In 2004, I completed a Master Level Certification Program in The Power of Mind/Body Medicine by Mark Weisberg, PHD, sponsored by The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.
In 2005, I completed a training program at the Teleosis School of Homeopathy in Cambridge, MA, for psychotherapists who want to utilize homeopathy and flower essences to assist clients with physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
In 2006, I attended a training by Judith Orloff, MD, on Intuitive Healing for Health Care Professionals in Los Angeles, CA.
In 2008, I attended Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts in New York City; a program dedicated to empowering women to live their best lives possible through creating positive community and pleasure-based lives.
In 2010, I attended the retreats, "The Alchemy of Life Transitions:Spinning Straw to Gold" at The Rowe Conference Center in Rowe, Ma, and "Wishes, Dreams, and Wild Inclinations: A Woman's Retreat" at Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA.
In 2012, I completed an 8-month Life Coach Training Program with Martha Beck, PhD. Psychology Today, USA Today, and NPR have all referred to Martha Beck as “one of the best-known life coaches in America." Oprah Winfrey has called Martha, "one of the smartest women I know."
In 2013, I attended the workshop "Ascending Your Energy: Tune into Your New Destiny" taught by Dr. Joe Dispenza in Norwalk, CT. Dr. Dispenza teaches the neuroscience of creating change from the inside out by teaching techniques to heal and rewire the brain for optimal growth and happiness.
In 2014 I was a participant in a year-long program called Your Year of Miracles led by NY Times Bestselling Author and Happiness Expert Marci Shimoff and Bestselling Author and Success Expert Debra Poneman.
In 2015, I completed a very rigorous 12-month transformational life coach training program, The Academy, directed by Master Coach Gina DeVee and became a cerified Divine Living Coach.
I am committed to staying current with my skills and training by frequently attending professional trainings and workshops throughout the country.