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Welcome

 

My name in Nancy Gardner.  I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in Westlake Village, CA, which is about forty miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.   I work with adults in individual and couple therapy.  I also supervise and train therapists who work with couples. I have been in practice for over forty years, and for more than thirty of those years, I have done a combination of clinical practice and supervising and teaching therapists. 

I believe, along with many other mental health professionals, that relationships are at the core of human experience.  Research indicates that emotionally fulfilling relationships are integral components of mental and physical health, and that all people can maximize their potential given a nurturing social environment.  In my clinical work, a primary goal is to help my clients understand themselves and their relationships, and to experience fulfilling relationships. 

In addition to working with my own clients, I work with therapists to help them help their clients.  I am a Certified Supervisor and Trainer in a method of therapy called Emotionally Focused Therapy.  I consult with therapists, and I run workshops to train therapists in this empirically validated method of couple therapy.