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Nancy B. Selikoff, M.A., M.Ed, CRC

I believe in EMPOWERING the client. I do this using proven methods, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, (DBT), a life enhancement program.

My practice of psychotherapy involves establishing a collaborative relationship between the client and the therapist. Creating a partnership helps the two of us make progress together and enables you to become aware of your own potential. Together, we will build upon your innate strengths and develop practical strategies and techniques for you to more effectively manage current and future challenges, to increase self-confidence, and to improve overall life satisfaction.

Core beliefs have been molded from past experiences and interpersonal relationships. In a supportive manner, each client is challenged to provide insight in what they can and can not control; understanding that thoughts affect emotions and behaviors; all of which can be changed with an awareness and assessment of our core beliefs.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy has proven its success in controlled clinical trials. DBT is supportive, cognitive and collaborative. The goal of DBT is to replace maladaptive methods of coping, with more effective ways of achieving specific changes and goals; it helps a person to get what they want or need while helping them develop control of their life.

Everyone has the capacity to build the life they want, and my practice is designed to provide you with the necessary guidance, hope and essential coping skills to achieve this.

EXPERIENCE:
Nancy Selikoff has over 25 years of experience practicing individual and group therapy, as well as developing and running various therapeutic programs. She has worked extensively throughout Fairfield County, New York State, and New York City, in the application of assessment, research and collaborative work in hospital and outpatient settings. Ms. Selikoff has specialized training in DBT, and uses other modalities, as well. She works with adolescents, adults, and families treating a variety of issues, such as addiction, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.

Ms. Selikoff earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her masters’ degrees in psychology and education from Columbia University. In addition, she had a Fellowship at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York, NY and has maintained her professional certification throughout, as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

Ms. Selikoff currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Regional Mental Health Board, Inc., a citizens’ advisory council that was created by a state mandate to assess and promote mental health and addiction services in Southwestern Connecticut.

Theoretical Background:

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Eclectic; Mindfulness- based therapy; Wellness/Recovery

Types of Therapy practiced:
Solution-Focused Therapy, DBT, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy

Works With:
Individuals, Families

Client Age Range:
Adolescents, Adults