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Nancy Harvey Psychotherapy, LCSW

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Nancy Harvey’s approach to therapy is relational and client-centered. She believes a safe and supportive relationship is the most important part of the therapy process. She has extensive experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use disorders. She uses EMDR as one of several interventions to treat trauma and addictive behaviors.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Locations
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
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  • Connecticut
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“My work with children and families allowed me to better understand the significance of early relationships in the development of a person.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I worked as a family support specialist and parenting coach for 14 years before becoming a therapist. My work with children and families allowed me to better understand the significance of early relationships in the development of a person. I use attachment theory to better understand how clients view relationships with themselves and others. I have worked in home, inpatient, and outpatient settings.
What should someone know about working with you?
My approach to therapy is individualized. If you are someone who needs an assignment each week, I can provide that. If we are doing trauma work together, I will suggest only practicing good self-care in between sessions. My ideal client is someone who is willing to dig deep and take some healthy risks.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I have a strong desire to learn about new interventions that I can use in my work. I have completed training in EMDR, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am interested in broadening my practice to include family and relationship work through family systems therapy.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I grew up in a family that didn't talk about the things that were happening. The silence led to confusion, fear, and issues of trust. Through my own work in therapy, I came to understand the negative implications of silence and the importance of having a safe place to talk. I strive to understand and empathize with all experiences, including family of origin and cultural issues.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Mental health and addiction are serious health issues that have been highly stigmatized for many years. I am excited to be part of a movement that breaks down stigmas through education and accessibility of mental health and addiction services. Asking for help is brave and being in recovery is a very powerful statement.
“My ideal client is someone who is willing to dig deep and take some healthy risks.”