Nancy Barrett Chickerneo, Ph.D. | Margo Tirado

Nancy Barrett Chickerneo Ph.D

Nancy is not your everyday, run-of-the-mill therapist! She has created a powerful therapy which combines EMDR and Inner-Child Healing with Art Therapy. This combination of therapy, combined with Nancy’s uncanny ability to tap into the emotional lives of her clients, has proven to be incredibly successful at healing emotional trauma. Nancy helps her clients move from a posture of powerlessness to a position of hope, from feeling uncertain to knowing they are worthy! She helps her clients grow spiritually, if desired, as well as achieve emotional freedom, with a new sense of who they are at the core!

Dr. Chickerneo has been a therapist for over 33 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Ph.D. in Art Therapy, a Masters in Religious Studies and is EMDR certified. She is the author of Portraits of Spirituality in Recovery (1993) and Woman Spirit Awakening in Nature. (2008). Nancy designed and implemented an inpatient Art Therapy addiction treatment program for several years and was a Counselor and the Director of Educational Services at Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center for 20 years. She created and Directed a non-profit organization, SPA Sisters: Spirit, Place and Authentic Self for 12 years, providing retreats and groups for women and girls in nature, inviting personal and spiritual growth for new insights and discoveries!

In addition to providing traditional individual therapy, Nancy has created a day long intensive treatment combining EMDR, inner-child healing and insight therapy to address trauma or similar experiences needing a more intense approach. Her clients report these focused sessions have released them from residual emotional pain they’ve carried for years.