Nancy  Gardner

Nancy Gardner

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
Illinois Accepting Online
West Loop Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Nancy Gardner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL who specializes in anxiety, depression, and trauma. Her practice is open to adults across the lifespan, including college students and recent grads, and she frequently works with professionals in their 30s.

When clients reach out to Nancy, they are often seeking a space to explore unresolved issues that may be standing in the way of their everyday lives and overall personal progress. Such concerns might include symptoms of anxiety, transitioning into or out of a relationship, or repercussions from past trauma. Nancy’s approach is rooted in a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness therapies. She also incorporates mind-body work, specifically Somatic Experiencing, when helpful for clients.

Nancy’s office is located in the West Loop, with easy access from the expressway as well as the Pink Line on the L. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

You're taking the first steps to change, and a better understanding of yourself and others. Relief may happen more quickly than you ever imagined, or, it could occur over a longer period of time. The great thing about therapy is we will take whatever time you need to accomplish your goals.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $130 (55min)
  • Initial session: $130 (55min)

Therapist's note

Nancy can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

West Loop practice
656 West Randolph Street, Suite 4W, Chicago, IL 60661
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-6:30pm
  • Tue 9:30am-5:30pm
  • Wed 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-6:30pm
  • Fri 8:30am-1:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-6:30pm
  • Tue 9:30am-5:30pm
  • Wed 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-6:30pm
  • Fri 8:30am-1:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2013 - Present
The Center for Contextual Change, 2001 - 2013
Catholic Charities, 1993 - 1996

Jane Addams College of Social Work, MSW, 1993


Languages

English