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.
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)
Nancy can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2013 - Present
The Center for Contextual Change, 2001 - 2013
Catholic Charities, 1993 - 1996
Jane Addams College of Social Work, MSW, 1993