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Nancy Bristol, MSW, LCSW, DCSW - Director

Nancy Bristol began her professional career in 1974 as the designer and organizer of alternative adult education programs in Essex and Union County in conjunction with the Alternative Learning Center, which she co-founded.  She then worked with the Jewish Community Center in Plainfield, NJ; creating programs for single parents and their children.  Nancy also served as the Social Worker for a day care center working with parent/child issues and as the Counseling Coordinator for the Battered Women’s Project in Union County, NJ.

She has acquired additional training from Organizational Renewal (consulting skills), The NY Society of Clinical Psychologists, American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, The Association for Humanistic Psychology, Sexual Therapy Clinic of United Hospitals, and the NJ Association for Mental Health. Additionally she has attended seminars in Feldenkrais Method of Awareness and Bodymind Integration.  She has also been a conference coordinator and a presenter of life enrichment and human development workshops for The Association for Humanistic Psychology.

Nancy is a New Jersey and New York Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.  She has maintained a private practice in New York and New Jersey for over 25 years working with individuals, couples and groups.  She has been teaching Gestalt theory, and supervising therapists in training for over 15 years and directing Gestalt training for therapists and allied professionals since 1990.  She completed her post-graduate training at The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training in Manhattan where she has also served on the faculty.  Nancy believes that personal and professional growth can best occur in a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental environment. 

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