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Nancy has be instrumental to my familys well being. Her professionalism, hard work and insight are amazing. I usually do not post on the Internet but when I came across the reviews below I felt compelled to write something. 24 years ago my smart, loving and accomplished husband developed late onset schizophrenia. It was debilitating. My children were both less than two years old. I tried to get my husband help but to no avail. Because I had to be the sole supporter of the family, I left him and moved to the DC area with my kids where I got a job. As you can imagine, our world was turned-upside down. Since my husband lived out of state, I sought professional help to maintain the relationship between my children and their father. Other professionals were not helpful - this was not only very costly but also devastating and stressful to our family. I then went to Nancy for help. She immediately listened to our situation and worked with us to set up a visitation structure for us to follow. Was it always easy? No it required work and dedication. Was our therapy successful? YES! Because of Nancy, my children have the best relationship possible with their father. They are compassionate and understand his disease. Nancy gave our family what no other therapist was able to do. My daughter is getting married later this year and her father will be walking her down the isle. Without Nancy this would have never been possible.

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Nancy has be instrumental to my familys well being. Her professionalism, hard work and insight are amazing. I usually do not post on the Internet but when I came across the reviews below I felt compelled to write something. 24 years ago my smart, loving and accomplished husband developed late onset schizophrenia. It was debilitating. My children were both less than two years old. I tried to get my husband help but to no avail. Because I had to be the sole supporter of the family, I left him and moved to the DC area with my kids where I got a job. As you can imagine, our world was turned-upside down. Since my husband lived out of state, I sought professional help to maintain the relationship between my children and their father. Other professionals were not helpful - this was not only very costly but also devastating and stressful to our family. I then went to Nancy for help. She immediately listened to our situation and worked with us to set up a visitation structure for us to follow. Was it always easy? No it required work and dedication. Was our therapy successful? YES! Because of Nancy, my children have the best relationship possible with their father. They are compassionate and understand his disease. Nancy gave our family what no other therapist was able to do. My daughter is getting married later this year and her father will be walking her down the isle. Without Nancy this would have never been possible.

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This women is NOT a therapist! She is a complete fraud! I met her one time for 50 minutes during which she spent 40 minutes talking about herself, her marriage, her daughters and even other patients. She interrupted me, she put her finger in my face and yelled at me. She denied my feelings and made her own conclusions about what was taking place in my marriage. Within 10 minutes she told me that my husband "did not love me" and that my desire for compassion was "unreasonable." She belittled me and insulted me repeatedly. Furthermore, she wanted me to commit to seeing her 3 hours a week (at $115/hour.) In addition to this, she requested that she see each of my children individually WITHOUT MY PRESENCE once per week. When I told her that I would not agree to this and that she would NOT under any circumstance be alone with my children she flatly denied me as a patient. This was not a concern to me, however because there is no way I would work with this psycho! If there was a no star rating on this survey I would have given it to her. I honestly question if she even has a license. I highly recommend that you STAY AWAY FROM NANCY FROMM. I am afraid of the damage that she would or has already caused other people.

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This women is NOT a therapist! She is a complete fraud! I met her one time for 50 minutes during which she spent 40 minutes talking about herself, her marriage, her daughters and even other patients. She interrupted me, she put her finger in my face and yelled at me. She denied my feelings and made her own conclusions about what was taking place in my marriage. Within 10 minutes she told me that my husband "did not love me" and that my desire for compassion was "unreasonable." She belittled me and insulted me repeatedly. Furthermore, she wanted me to commit to seeing her 3 hours a week (at $115/hour.) In addition to this, she requested that she see each of my children individually WITHOUT MY PRESENCE once per week. When I told her that I would not agree to this and that she would NOT under any circumstance be alone with my children she flatly denied me as a patient. This was not a concern to me, however because there is no way I would work with this psycho! If there was a no star rating on this survey I would have given it to her. I honestly question if she even has a license. I highly recommend that you STAY AWAY FROM NANCY FROMM. I am afraid of the damage that she would or has already caused other people.

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I would disagree with the previous reviews. My understanding of Nancy's process from my time in therapy is that she takes a realist approach to problems. It would make sense that if something was causing you anguish and you had the power to free yourself, you would remove it from your life. I think that if you come to Nancy you need to be willing to fully examine the circumstances that have brought you to her and be willing to improve by any means necessary. After my final appointment, I felt that from the time that I first met with her, a cloud had been lifted from my shoulders. I will say that I am too young to go to her for marital reasons (I'm in high school), so my problems largely differ from the other reviewers. Regardless of the respective troubles that people deal with, therapy is for those who want to improve, so if you truly want to improve, I believe Nancy does an excellent job of helping you on your way.

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I would disagree with the previous reviews. My understanding of Nancy's process from my time in therapy is that she takes a realist approach to problems. It would make sense that if something was causing you anguish and you had the power to free yourself, you would remove it from your life. I think that if you come to Nancy you need to be willing to fully examine the circumstances that have brought you to her and be willing to improve by any means necessary. After my final appointment, I felt that from the time that I first met with her, a cloud had been lifted from my shoulders. I will say that I am too young to go to her for marital reasons (I'm in high school), so my problems largely differ from the other reviewers. Regardless of the respective troubles that people deal with, therapy is for those who want to improve, so if you truly want to improve, I believe Nancy does an excellent job of helping you on your way.

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I agree with the other reviews. Worst therapist ever. Very opinionated, doesn't listen, very judgemental. Did not even begin to address problems, just took over and told us what to do without even knowing the facts. Yelled and told us we should not feel a certain way. Hope no one goes in and thinks this is what therapy is about. Go to someone else and you'll see a world of difference.

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I agree with the other reviews. Worst therapist ever. Very opinionated, doesn't listen, very judgemental. Did not even begin to address problems, just took over and told us what to do without even knowing the facts. Yelled and told us we should not feel a certain way. Hope no one goes in and thinks this is what therapy is about. Go to someone else and you'll see a world of difference.

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What a relief to see that others have had a similar experience with this very strange woman. I completely agree that she focuses on talking about herself at great length, the first time I met her, a good half of the hour and a half session was a monologue. And the comment about hurting more than helping for couples couldn't be more true! It's as though she has no training at all. She doesn't listen to what's being said by the clients and projects her own negative opinion rather than hearing the situation and working toward a positive outcome. Your thoughts and issues are not heard or respected, and in our case she was openly insulting pointing a finger at our faces angrily and calling my boyfriend's statements bizarre and irrational. I didn't get so much as a word in edgewise before being shut down and interrupted by her. I understand prompting techniques meant to get to the heart and truth of problems, but I hope noone will be deceived thinking that this is her practice. This is an exceptionally unskilled and aggressive practioner who inflicts her own strong opinions to the detriment of any introspective progress. You'll feel so much worse and degraded after one of these visits, as the other reviewer said, research a little more and I'm sure you'll find a wonderful counselor elsewhere. Beware of this one! (I gave her one star because the option not to give any wasn't available)

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What a relief to see that others have had a similar experience with this very strange woman. I completely agree that she focuses on talking about herself at great length, the first time I met her, a good half of the hour and a half session was a monologue. And the comment about hurting more than helping for couples couldn't be more true! It's as though she has no training at all. She doesn't listen to what's being said by the clients and projects her own negative opinion rather than hearing the situation and working toward a positive outcome. Your thoughts and issues are not heard or respected, and in our case she was openly insulting pointing a finger at our faces angrily and calling my boyfriend's statements bizarre and irrational. I didn't get so much as a word in edgewise before being shut down and interrupted by her. I understand prompting techniques meant to get to the heart and truth of problems, but I hope noone will be deceived thinking that this is her practice. This is an exceptionally unskilled and aggressive practioner who inflicts her own strong opinions to the detriment of any introspective progress. You'll feel so much worse and degraded after one of these visits, as the other reviewer said, research a little more and I'm sure you'll find a wonderful counselor elsewhere. Beware of this one! (I gave her one star because the option not to give any wasn't available)

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My experience was horrible. She uses profanity, yells/belittle you. No way will I go back to her. I feel like I need therapy after seeing her a few times. I do not recommand her as a marriage councelor. She caused more harm to our marriage than help.

People do your research before you hire her. Good luck!!

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My experience was horrible. She uses profanity, yells/belittle you. No way will I go back to her. I feel like I need therapy after seeing her a few times. I do not recommand her as a marriage councelor. She caused more harm to our marriage than help.

People do your research before you hire her. Good luck!!

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I would recommend Nancy as a therapist only if you want to pay to listen to her talk about herself at length, and then sit there as she relentlessly insists that you follow her advice that will financially destroy you -- like telling you to quit your job in the middle of a recession to move to west coast to become a teacher, or sell your house in a recession, or give your house to your husband who wants a divorce because "they're just things and you don't need things" and she knows what things you don't need -- until you finally just crack and begin to doubt yourself and your own gut instincts. And she won't take no for an answer. She will tell you what to do relentlessly until you finally just give in and agree to do whatever she wants you to do so that you can finally talk about the stuff that you went there to talk to her about. And then she's "soooo proud of you" when you finally agree to do what she wants you to do.

Her approval somehow meant something to me at the time. I actually wanted her to be "proud" of me, particularly at a time when my own husband often didn't even like me and I desperately needed help. Her opinion of me mattered...and she had so many opinions of what I needed to do with my life...She told me that I had an "under-developed sense of self" and then proceeded to tell me what to do...She can diagnose, but then gives you the wrong remedy...?

It also really hurt when she flatly denied and rejected my assertions about what was going on in my marriage. I told her that my husband drank too much and hit things when he was angry. I claimed that he was a dangerous man. She flatly denied it and told me that he was a "wonderful man who was just trying to do the right thing" by going to her for therapy while we divorced. But she was never in the room when he broke things and hurled them near me. She never had to negotiate and tip toe around an angry drunk man, or the threat of an angry drunk man when he was just drunk (which was more often). Her denial of my experience in my own marriage during this painful time was truly confusing and invalidating, and it has taken a long time to recover from that on top of the abusive marriage itself.

For her, the "relationship is the therapy" but after she has financially destroyed you, and you can't actually afford to see her any more...and there is no "relationship."

Rather than help you determine what is best for your life, she is convinced that she knows what is best for you...and even if you don't like it and don't want to do it...she's sure that you will eventually grow to like it when she forces it on you. That approach is really violating.

Worse yet, she wanted me to live the way she lived. What was good for her _must_ be good for me. Its a human thing to do -- family and friends give that kind of advice all the time, but professionals? There's no need to pay for that. This is a woman who has moved something like 8 times in 10 years and truly is liberated of personal belongings...her way of life is not/not the best advice for everyone. Would you take financial advice from a Buddhist monk? No. Should your therapist give you advice about your property and insist you quit your job? No.

Therapists love those little word games that pretend to give some sort of insight into life -- like how "disease" is really "dis-ease" and that is somehow supposed to help you see the connection between your emotional and physical health. But the word game isn't so cute when your "therapist" is "the-rapist." Nancy's invasive approach towards therapy was truly violating and manipulative. There's really no other way to put it.

The one good thing that came out of this whole experience is that I now trust my own instincts a lot more and that inner voice inside is a hell of a lot louder. Divorce is a really confusing time when you discover that you are married to a man you no longer know - and probably never did -- and are mourning the "death" of man who is still walking around in front of you, and I really needed help, but her kind of "help" just added to the chaos and made the process soooo much more painful. I wish I had never met her. I sought professional help from her, but now understand that it really comes from within, and that my definition of abuse is really the only definition that matters. No therapist should tell you what you should do with your own life. They should only help you find your own path and hear that inner voice that everyone has -- and Nancy is not/not a good therapist for that.

Save your money and go elsewhere.

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I would recommend Nancy as a therapist only if you want to pay to listen to her talk about herself at length, and then sit there as she relentlessly insists that you follow her advice that will financially destroy you -- like telling you to quit your job in the middle of a recession to move to west coast to become a teacher, or sell your house in a recession, or give your house to your husband who wants a divorce because "they're just things and you don't need things" and she knows what things you don't need -- until you finally just crack and begin to doubt yourself and your own gut instincts. And she won't take no for an answer. She will tell you what to do relentlessly until you finally just give in and agree to do whatever she wants you to do so that you can finally talk about the stuff that you went there to talk to her about. And then she's "soooo proud of you" when you finally agree to do what she wants you to do.

Her approval somehow meant something to me at the time. I actually wanted her to be "proud" of me, particularly at a time when my own husband often didn't even like me and I desperately needed help. Her opinion of me mattered...and she had so many opinions of what I needed to do with my life...She told me that I had an "under-developed sense of self" and then proceeded to tell me what to do...She can diagnose, but then gives you the wrong remedy...?

It also really hurt when she flatly denied and rejected my assertions about what was going on in my marriage. I told her that my husband drank too much and hit things when he was angry. I claimed that he was a dangerous man. She flatly denied it and told me that he was a "wonderful man who was just trying to do the right thing" by going to her for therapy while we divorced. But she was never in the room when he broke things and hurled them near me. She never had to negotiate and tip toe around an angry drunk man, or the threat of an angry drunk man when he was just drunk (which was more often). Her denial of my experience in my own marriage during this painful time was truly confusing and invalidating, and it has taken a long time to recover from that on top of the abusive marriage itself.

For her, the "relationship is the therapy" but after she has financially destroyed you, and you can't actually afford to see her any more...and there is no "relationship."

Rather than help you determine what is best for your life, she is convinced that she knows what is best for you...and even if you don't like it and don't want to do it...she's sure that you will eventually grow to like it when she forces it on you. That approach is really violating.

Worse yet, she wanted me to live the way she lived. What was good for her _must_ be good for me. Its a human thing to do -- family and friends give that kind of advice all the time, but professionals? There's no need to pay for that. This is a woman who has moved something like 8 times in 10 years and truly is liberated of personal belongings...her way of life is not/not the best advice for everyone. Would you take financial advice from a Buddhist monk? No. Should your therapist give you advice about your property and insist you quit your job? No.

Therapists love those little word games that pretend to give some sort of insight into life -- like how "disease" is really "dis-ease" and that is somehow supposed to help you see the connection between your emotional and physical health. But the word game isn't so cute when your "therapist" is "the-rapist." Nancy's invasive approach towards therapy was truly violating and manipulative. There's really no other way to put it.

The one good thing that came out of this whole experience is that I now trust my own instincts a lot more and that inner voice inside is a hell of a lot louder. Divorce is a really confusing time when you discover that you are married to a man you no longer know - and probably never did -- and are mourning the "death" of man who is still walking around in front of you, and I really needed help, but her kind of "help" just added to the chaos and made the process soooo much more painful. I wish I had never met her. I sought professional help from her, but now understand that it really comes from within, and that my definition of abuse is really the only definition that matters. No therapist should tell you what you should do with your own life. They should only help you find your own path and hear that inner voice that everyone has -- and Nancy is not/not a good therapist for that.

Save your money and go elsewhere.

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