Nancy Hafkin, Ph D.
About Dr. Hafkin
Dr. Nancy Hafkin has dedicated herself to the full-time practice of providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups for over 25 years. She received her Doctorate in Psychology from The American University in Washington, DC. She also supervises the professional and personal growth of students of mental health.
Nancy Hafkin is a licensed marriage counselor. She is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and holds a certificate from the Maryland Psychological Association in Conjoint (couples) Therapy. Instrumental in founding the Stepfamily Association of America, Dr. Hafkin has conducted research, written and lectured on the blended family since 1979. She co-wrote, "The Remarried Family and Infertility" which appeared in the first edition of Infertility Counseling: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians. Her article, "The Difficult Former Spouse," published in The Stepfamily Bulletin was featured The Washington Post and the Montgomery Gazette, and Dr. Hafkin was widely interviewed on this topic.
Some typical themes for the couples who see Dr. Hafkin are: Learning about transitions to marriage, to parenthood, and to the empty nest; recognizing the myths and realities of stepfamily living; coping with ADHD in a marriage; blending different cultural backgrounds and expectations; dealing with pregnancy loss and infertility; parenting the ADHD child; infidelity; and separation and divorce.
Dr. Hafkin is a member of both the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists and a regular attendee of the Middle Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society, where training is ongoing and experiential. She leads long-term psychotherapy groups and short term theme focused groups. She has taught group dynamics and mind-body techniques, and received advanced training in infertility at the Mind-Body Center for Women’s Health at Boston IVF.
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"It will be my pleasure to assist you in creating a resilient and satisfying relationship."