I am passionate about the ability to heal from the inside out. I believe in self-care as a pertinent part of good mental health and embrace practices of meditation, yoga and spirituality as catalysts to positive health and well-being. My primary focus is to engage my clients with genuine authenticity and compassion and offer support to clients in moving forward into positive solutions.
My clients (18+) are from diverse communities that are experiencing conflicts of life transitions, parenting, relationships and struggling with motivation to make changes. My professional experience includes treatment with children, adolescents, young adults and adults with issues of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Mood Disorder, Eating Disorder, Addiction, Marital therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Grief and Bereavement. Interventions may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Practice, Motivational Interviewing, and 12-step programs. My treatment is directed toward a Solution-focused, and strength-based interaction. I emphasize, encourage and teach mindfulness practice to decrease symptoms of Anxiety and Depression and help clients to implement positive behaviors in addressing life transitions with adaptive coping and communication strategies.
My goal in treatment is to help my clients to achieve and experience inner peace and strength.
I was raised in Morris County, NJ and have been married to for 30 years. I have two adult children and I am a long-time resident of Bergen County, NJ. In my spare time, I enjoy meditation, time at the NJ shore, cooking and spending time with family and friends. I mostly seek out a good belly laugh with others and eating good food.
Nancy Joi Frankel, LCSW, LSW, earned her undergraduate dual degree in Psychology and Theater Arts from William Paterson University. She received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from NYU Silver School of Social Work. Activities and Societies include Phi Phi Alpha honor society and is a member in good standing with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), NJ Hospice volunteer and the Westwood Chamber of Commerce.