Nancy  Sharpe
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Nancy Sharpe

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Maryland, Washington DC Not Accepting Online
College Park, MD Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Maryland and Washington DC therapists on Zencare.

Updated February 19, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic illness
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Nancy Sharpe is a clinical social worker with 13 years of experience in the DC Metro Area. Nancy approaches therapy in a holistic mind-body way building awareness of the body's innate wisdom and communication. This might look like exploring what anxiety, depression, or anger feel like in the body as well as the thoughts and beliefs that accompany these sensations.

Nancy current work focuses on adolescents and adults, but she also does some child guidance work with families who are navigating how to help kids who identifies as nuerodivergent thrive. Nancy incorporates grounding exercises in sessions that utilize mindfulness, to explore the experience of the present moment with those clients who are open to that. She also approaches her work using a trauma-informed, and attachment-informed lens to better understand an individual's relationships with others and their relationship with themselves.

Nancy is passionate about supporting adolescents and adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or who are living with chronic illness or chronic pain. Being neurodivergent, in a world that doesn't understand or adequately support people with disabilities (and even more so with invisible ones), can be scary and painful. As a cis-gendered, straight, white, differently-abled, woman, Nancy seeks to be an ally to those who identify as LBGTQIA, or who have experienced different forms of oppression based on race, ethnicity, sexual-orientation, gender identify, disability, sex, class, age, or religion. Nancy also enjoys supporting parents of young children or who are managing chronic illness or disability in addition to parenting.


Message to clients

Thanks for making it this far in reading about my work. It takes courage and self-awareness to reach out and ask for help. It's an act of radical self-love and self-compassion. I would love to explore with you what type of support you are needing and answer any questions that you may have. Feel free to go to my website to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation. This is a great way for you to assess the "vibe" that you get from talking to me to and how comfortable you feel talking to me. One of the best indicators for progress in therapy is whether or not there is a trusting and open relationship.

Once we decide to work together and after I've answered any questions that you may have, I will schedule you for a 60-90 minute intake assessment where I will take a full history of what's going on in your life and the factors that might be contributing to your current situation. Before that session, I will send you a link to access my patient portal where you can complete all the paperwork necessary for the first appointment. During that first intake session, I will also go over my practice policies including the safeguards that are in place to protect your protected health information and to maintain confidentiality.

I look forward to speaking with you soon! Please feel free to ask questions!


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna Student Health Insurance (in-network in MD, DC)
  • American University Student Health Insurance (CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield) (in-network in DC)
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (in-network in MD, DC)
  • George Washington University Student Health Insurance (Aetna) (in-network in MD, DC)
  • Georgetown University Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare) (in-network in MD, DC)
  • Harvard Pilgrim (in-network in MD, DC)
  • Howard University Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare) (in-network in MD, DC)
  • Meritain Health (in-network in MD, DC)
  • Nippon Life Benefits (in-network in MD, DC)
  • Optum (in-network in MD, DC)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in MD, DC)
  • Trustmark (in-network in MD, DC)
  • UMR (in-network in MD, DC)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in MD, DC)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in MD, DC)

Nancy Sharpe is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $190 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $190

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I offer a sliding scale to those who need it.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:30pm-4:00pm
  • Tue 11am-5pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11am-5pm
  • Fri 10am-3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:30-4:00pm
  • Tue 11am-5pm
  • Wed 9:30am-5pm
  • Thu 10am-5pm
  • Fri 10am-3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

College Park, MD practice
7305 Baltimore Avenue, #207, College Park, Maryland 20740
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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:30am-5pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Lotus Point Wellness, Associate Therapist, 2018 - 2022
DC Public Schools, School-Based Social Worker, 2015 - 2018
Adoptions Together, Bilingual Therapist, 2013 - 2015
Latin American Youth Center, Foster Care Worker, 2012 - 2013

Messiah College, BA in Spanish, 2008


Licensure

Maryland: 23135

Washington DC: LC50080484


Languages

English