Nancy Sowell LICSW


Nancy Sowell, LICSW, is an Internal Family Systems (IFS) trainer, consultant, and therapist. She is a teaching associate at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance, where she has been a clinical supervisor for many years. Nancy has been a psychotherapist since 1992, working with individuals, couples, and groups. She has pursued training from many therapeutic schools of thought and in various therapeutic techniques, such as hypnosis, biofeedback, EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and meditation. She integrates mindful awareness of the body, emotions, thoughts, and deeply held beliefs, as they influence our mood, vitality for life, behavior, health, and relationships.

Nancy works in a variety of settings:

  • A private practice on Cape Cod & in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Professional consultation groups
  • Individual consultation
  • Professional trainings
  • Retreats and workshops

Specializing in behavioral medicine and mental health interventions for pain and health problems, Nancy co-created an IFS treatment protocol and program for rheumatoid arthritis patients for a research study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The outcome of that program and study was the basis for the IFS model inclusion in the SAMHSA, National Registry of Evidenced-Based Programs and Practices in 2015. She knows both personally and professionally the power of compassionate self-awareness, and emotional safety, in healing and restoring health.

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