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Nancy Harkins MA LPC

Hi! I am a licensed psychotherapist and an award-winning motivational speaker and corporate trainer. I serve a diverse population of clients in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas including individual adults, couples and geriatrics. I am committed to meeting my clients where ever they are on their personal journey by fostering independence and self-empowerment.

The therapeutic process in an opportunity for personal evolution: self-discovery, learning, personal growth and empowerment. It is not just for the individual who is experiencing crisis.

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by and it has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost

Areas of Specialty

Awareness of our connectedness to the Oneness creates a positive emotional and physical impact on our lives and helps us to thrive as individuals. Anxiety, depression, anger, co-dependency, and addiction can be symptoms of poor communication, unhealthy relationships or a yearning for interpersonal connection.
Personal Transformation

Personal Transformation

Change your thinking, change your life.  Personal transformation begins with identifying what you want your life to be, then creating a vision for...

Codependency

Codependency

Among the core characteristics of codependency is an excessive reliance on other people for approval and a sense of identity and is not only found...

Effective Communication Skills

Effective Communication Skills

  Developing effective communication skills is essential for navigating relationships. Learning to listen, experience empathy and compassion...

Healing Childhood Trauma

Healing Childhood Trauma

The scars of childhood trauma are most often invisible. While one may have physical scars too the deepest scars are the result of psychological...

Navigating Relationships

Navigating Relationships

All relationships can sometimes be a challenge to navigate. This includes relationships with best friends, business relationships, co-workers...

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

A healthy romantic relationship or marriage must be built on a safe and loving foundation of true intimacy. True intimacy goes beyond lust and...

Assertiveness Training

Assertiveness Training

Learning to communicate assertively begins with identifying where one is on the continuum of aggression, assertiveness and passivity as well as...

Anger Management

Anger Management

Anger is not bad; it is a normal healthy emotion.  When expressed in an appropriate manner it can be greatly beneficial and even productive. Rage...

Stress

Stress

  Stress often leads to depression. The symptoms for both may include apathy, lack of energy, difficulty making decisions, difficulty...

Anxiety

Anxiety

We experience anxiety when we are focused on the future and not living in the present.  Individuals often report a feeling of impending doom. They...

Depression

Depression

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you...

Grief & Loss

Grief & Loss

Grief is an emotion triggered by loss which might be the death of a loved one, the dissolution of a relationship, loss of a job, a geographic move...

Adult Trauma

Adult Trauma

Everyone experiences trauma.  This includes little “t” traumas and big “T” traumas. Trauma may range from minor injury such as cutting one’s...

Substance Use Disorder

Substance Use Disorder

  Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability...

Testimonials

I will continue to recommend Nancy Harkins to my friends for couples counseling. Her encouragement and insight are so beneficial. It changed our marriage and made us better parents. My husband and I learned so much about ourselves and one another. She got us to talk to each other, not at each other.

K KennedyClient

With Nancy’s help I have learned to make healthier choices about what I want in life. I’m feeling that I can really live now and the EMDR was a life changing experience to move me out of the rut I was in. I was stuck.

C GardnerClient

Trauma and drama have held me back most of my life. After several EMDR sessions I feel free. I don’t want to create any more drama in my life. I can choose to set boundaries and to be in my happy place.

DJTClient

Nancy helped me to change my life by changing how I see things. I like her style, because she often tells me what I need to hear, even if it’s not what I want to hear. She challenged me to let go of what I was believing that didn’t serve me.

Mary SGClient

My wife and I have been very supported in healing some real problems in our marriage with Nancy’s help. She was very effective in helping us to communicate in a healthy manner. She taught me to listen and actually hear what my wife was saying.

TBClient