Change Your Story, Change Your Life!

Discover and Create Your Healing Metaphors

Restoring  Creativity, Wellness, and Balance

Nancy Scherlong, LCSW, PTR, M/S ~ In Private Practice in Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, NY, and Danbury, Fairfield County, CT


Nancy Scherlong, LCSW, Psychotherapist Westchester NY and Fairfield CT Counties

Nancy Scherlong, LCSW, PTR, M/S

I’m Nancyand I can help you reach your goals. 

I am a writer, coach and therapist and work with people of all ages, individually in couples or in groups and specializing in adolescence through adulthood. Many of my clients tend to be artists, healers, educators, administrators and other psychotherapists. 


Though it’s true I have a lot of training in identifying problems, that won’t likely be the main reason you’ll want to work with me. My approach is different, supportive, focused on your strengths, solution- focused and grounded in positive psychology.

I use an eclectic blend of mind-body techniques, expressive therapies, and meditative and biofeedback practices to teach each person coping tools unique to his or her circumstance.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Wellness/Creativity Coach, Workshop Facilitator, Writer and Registered Poetry/Biblio Therapist and Mentor/Supervisor based in NY and CT.


Work With Me! Send me an Email…


Many Services via Phone/ Skype

National and international workshops available.

  • Tired of feeling stuck?
  • Want to try a different approach to solving your problems?
  • Overwhelmed?
  • Bothered by repetitive thoughts or worries?
  • Perhaps you want to feel healthier, happier with your life or be more fulfilled?
  • Do you enjoy using writing or the arts to express yourself?
  • Want to re-discover your dreams?

Together we will design a plan
that will help create
positive and lasting change!


Work With Me to Create Change
  • Increase your wellness

  • Enhance your creativity

  • Improve your life satisfaction

  • Deepen your relationships

  • Explore your career options


Feel Better with
Writing and Experiential Methods

Why writing or acting? Creativity and flow are your natural state.


Research shows that putting your struggles on the page or enacting options brings perspective and objectivity and usually lessens symptoms. We often speak in the language of metaphors, so much so we may not even realize it.

The language that we choose matters. Have you ever said “I feel tongue tied,” “bottled up” or “free as a bird?” Your mind, body and spirit are not separate – true healing takes place when you create, express and transform your personal metaphors, either in action or in writing.

How you view and tell the “story” of all that has happened to you influences how you live your life. Change this story and these metaphors, and you will also change your life!

I will teach you corrective gateways to transformation, to seeing yourself and your situation differently. Then you can move forward in a new way.

I use a variety of techniques to help you realize your full potential, such as:

  • Wellness, creativity or life coaching to propel you into active life change
  • Expressive Therapies – use your journal or the arts to explore solutions
  • Understanding the different parts of yourself through IFS (internal family systems)
  • Being aware and tracking your physical symptoms and their association with trauma/stress (Somatic Experiencing)
  • Understanding why your mind and body still remembers the past and how to shift memories (EMDR)
  • Learn to relax your body through hypnosis and biofeedback techniques (holistic psychotherapy)
  • Act out situations to get a different perspective (action methods of psychodrama)
  • By bringing mindfulness to the moment and/or body sensations, you can reduce your stress response or trauma-related symptoms

Together we will determine which tools are most helpful for you. 


“From the outset as my coach, Nancy has shown me how to start living in the solution by helping me identify and set goals for myself in all the key areas of my life: my physical and emotional wellbeing, spiritually, and within my marriage, family and career. While she always makes sure that the goals I have set are realistic, she continually invites me to ‘dream big!’ I have learned how to leave behind my fears and step into the next chapter of my life with excited anticipation for what lies on the journey ahead.”
– Sally, coaching client, Las Vegas, NV
“I’ve been referring clients to Nancy for many years. Her level of care and knowledge provide a wonderful platform for clients to heal. Clients tell me that Nancy listens and helps them move through their stagnation. They are able to find different avenues to cope and transform and I firmly believe Nancy has a unique gift in her creativity to guide people to change old patterns and see new opportunities.”
– Samantha Jacobs, L.Ac, licensed acupuncturist and holistic healer
“Since I’ve been in therapy with Nancy, I have been able to gain a sense of independence and clarity, allowing me to tap into my higher self and make decisions on my own without second-guessing myself. Her style offers a spiritual and creative approach that I really connect with. The mindfulness techniques she uses have enriched my personal growth by allowing me to tap into my creativity. Working with Nancy has taken me on a personal journey that has truly changed my life for the better.”
- Chris, psychotherapy client in CT
“I’ve been attending Nancy’s monthly writing circles for years. I think what I most appreciate about coming is the safe and rich community we have all created. I keep coming back because of the power of words, both spoken and written, to transform and heal.”
- Jim, NY
“Nancy Scherlong is a master teacher and coach who brings creativity, wisdom, depth and art to her groups and training experiences. I love sitting in circle with her.”
- Kathleen Adams, LPC, author, Journal to the Self, Founder/Director, Center for Journal Therapy


Making the decision to get help can be difficult.

Most of the people I work with are curious about how to have a better life but may feel stuck or confused about where to begin. I offer support in a relaxed atmosphere and without judgment.

Contact Me to Get Started