Nancy F Nasser-Marsh
As a child and as a mother, I have always admired Mr. Rogers. I loved his warm and authentic ability to talk to children about their feelings. I marvel at how he personally responded to all his viewer’s letters, and I remember a particular letter he shared which was written by a girl who was blind. She was concerned that he was not remembering to feed the fish. He wrote back assuring her he would let all the children know when he was feeding the fish each day, and every episode after that, he made sure to announce it. This small act of kindness probably helped many children feel confident in the care of the fish, and the girl made a difference.
It was important for him to talk to kids about their feelings, learn about their lives, and hear their stories. This was inspirational to me in my desire to serve others as a therapist.
Through continuing my own personal growth, I strive daily to live an honest, authentic life. I bring warmth, honesty, and a playful spirit to connect with my clients.
I have been in mental health for over 20 years and I’ve enjoyed serving a wide variety of clients. As an Early Intervention Specialist, I worked with parents of children with developmental delays teaching them exercises to assist in their child’s progress. I have also worked in agencies as a therapist with children who have been through trauma. I spent 15 years as an Adoption Social Worker counseling birth parents and adoptive parents. My background also includes helping families prepare for a domestic or international adoption.
As an adult adoptee who grew up having many questions, I wanted to work with other adoptees and families. I became a Certified Adoption Therapist so I could better serve these families. In addition, I counsel adult adoptees and birth parents who are thinking about search and reunion, or are just trying to put the unknown pieces of their lives in order.
As a mom and a step-mom, I understand the complexities of a blended family. By navigating through rough waters together, we can identify and help everyone understand their new roles in the family. I have a strong background in child development and enjoy working with kids as well as parents. My goal is to help you take the steps towards great joy and connection in your family.
“Love and trust in the space between what’s said and what’s heard in our life, can make all the difference in the world.”
– Fred Rogers –
- Masters in Social Work, specializing in Child & Family Therapy from Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
- Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, specializing in Mental Health from California State University, Northridge
- Licensed in the State of Oregon as an LCSW
- Member of National Association of Licensed Clinical Social Workers
- Certified Adoption Family Therapy Specialist