Nancy Ebbert, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified IFS Therapist and Clinical Consultant

Professional Experience

9/2023 to Present Nancy Ebbert Counseling and Consulting. Provide psychotherapy to adults and consulting to wellness providers using the techniques of Internal Family Systems therapy.

9/2012 to  Present       Sugarloaf Counseling and Psychotherapy Associates, Germantown, MD. Provide psychotherapy to adults using the tools of Internal Family Systems therapy, mindfulness, gratitude, self-compassion and practical problem-solving tools.

10/2010 to 10/2013     Vesta, Inc., community mental health clinic; Germantown, MD. Provide psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, families and groups. Returned to Vesta when provisional license authorized.

9/2009 to 05/2010        Vesta, Inc., clinical internship, Germantown, MD. Provided psychiatric rehabilitation services to chronically mentally ill as well as psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, families and groups.

9/2006 to 01/2011       Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, Rockville, MD.  Contractor and volunteer, answered supportive listening hotline providing crisis intervention and referrals for callers.

9/1995 to  5/2009       Homeschool educator. Coordinated homeschooling co-op programs. Facilitated workshop series for homeschool parents returning to workforce. Taught science classes for middle and high school ages.

1/1979 to  9/1992      Previous career as a manager with Illinois state government agencies working with natural resources and energy issues.

Licensure, Certifications, and Memberships

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, State of Maryland. Awarded June 2012

Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist. Awarded 2021

IFS Clinical Consultant. Awarded 2022

American Counseling Association, member

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland, member


Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, M.S., Counseling, 2010

University of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois, M.A., Environmental Studies, 1978

Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, B.A., Environmental Studies, 1975

Continuing Education

“Internal Family Systems Model—Level 1,” Paul Ginter, Ed. D and Madeleine Warren, LMFT; June 9-12, 2022, 26.5 hours; August 15-18, 2022, 26.5 hours; October 7-10, 26.5 hours; 79.5 hours total.

“Smooth and Secure Use of Phone, Text, Email, and Video to Meet Modern Clients Where They Are: Legal-Ethical and Real-World Considerations,” Roy Huggins, LPC and Liath Dalton; October 31, 2021, 3 Hours

“Internal Family Systems Institute: 2021 Annual Conference,” various presenters, October 14-16, 2021; 18.5 hours

“Mental Health Issues Common to Veterans and Their Families,” NetCE, April 11, 2021; 0.5 hours

“Compassion Fatigue Certification Training for Healthcare, Mental Health and Caring Professionals, “ Debra Premashakti Alvis PhD, PESI, October 3, 2020; 6.25 hours

“Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals: 2-day Distance Therapy Training,” Joni Gilbertson, MA, PESI, April 12-13, 2020; 12.5 hours

“Trauma and Memory Workshop: Clinical Strategies to Resolve Traumatic Memories and Help Clients Reclaim Their Lives,” Peter Levine, PhD, PESI, October 28-29, 2019; 12 hours

“Assessment and Intervention with Suicidal Clients,” American Counseling Association, September 16, 2019; 1 hour

“Polyvagal Theory Informed Trauma Assessment and Interventions: An Autonomic Roadmap to Safety, Connection and Healing,” Deborah Dana, LCSW, PESI, May 20-21, 2019; 12.5 hours

“ADHD Certification Course,” Sharon Saline, PsyD, PESI, April 29-30, 2019; 12.5 hours

“Using the ASRS in Practice,” Anthony Rostain, MD, ADHD in Adults; March 17, 2019; 1.75 hours

“Clinical and Pharmacological Management of Common Mental Health Conditions,” Nitin Gogtay, MD and Anna Ordonez, MD; Jewish Social Services Agency; December 11, 2018; 3 hours

“Level 2 Intensive Training: Deepening and Expanding with The Internal Family Systems Model of Therapy,” Chris Burris, MFT and Sarah Stewart, PsyD; Center for Self Leadership; December 4-8, 2017; 32 hours

“The Art and Science of Presence,” Daniel Siegel, MD; Psychotherapy Networker Symposium; March 25, 2017; 4 hours

“The Ethical Dilemmas No One Talks About,” Mary Jo Barrett, MSW; Psychotherapy Networker Symposium; March 25, 2017, 4 hours

“Personalizing Meditation Practice,” Joan Borysenko, PhD; Psychotherapy Networker Symposium; March 24, 2017; 4 hours

 “The Art of Self-Compassion,” Chris Germer, PhD; Psychotherapy Networker Symposium; March 23, 2017; 5.5 hours

“Assessment, Research Update and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents,” Jewish Social Service Agency, April 19, 2016; 3 hours

“Irritability, Bipolar Disorder, Severe Mood Dysregulation and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation in Children and Youth,” Jewish Social Service Agency, February 23, 2016; 3 hours

“Internal Family Systems Level 3 Training,” The Center for Self-Leadership, November 15-19, 2015; 30 hours

“Internal Family Systems Level 2 Intensive Training: IFS, Trauma and Neuroscience”; The Center for Self-Leadership; January 4-8, 2015; 32 hours

 “Internal Family Systems Training: Module 2”; The Center for Self-Leadership; July 19-25, 2014; 40 hours

“Internal Family Systems Training Module 1”; The Center for Self-Leadership; February 16-22; 2014; 40 hours

“Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy”; Wiseheart Leadership Initiative; April 19-21, 2013; 20 hours

“Bridging the Couple Chasm: Gottman Couples Therapy: A New Resource-Based Approach, Level 1”; PESI; June 12-14, 2013; 12 hours

“Workplace Trauma—a Clinician’s Guide to Understanding the Impact and How to Respond,” Adventist Behavioral Health; June 28, 2012; 3 hours

 “DBT—Not Just for the Borderline,” The Resource Group Counseling and Education Center; Feb. 2 & 3, 2012; Towson, MD; 12 hours.

“Introduction to DBT in Clinical Practice—Effective Tools You Can Use with your Clients Today,” Metro DC DBT Consortium; Oct. 21, 2011; Rockville, MD; 3 hours

“New Perspectives on Practice—the Road to Clinical Excellence,” Psychotherapy Networker; Oct. 10, 2011; 6 hours

“Paper Tiger Paranoia—Transforming the Fearful Brain,” Rick Hanson, PhD;  Washington, DC; March 25, 2011; 4 hours

“A Day in the Life—Therapy That Fits the New Facts of Adolescence,” Ron Taffel, PhD; Washington, DC; March 26, 2011; 4 hours

“The Attuned Couple—the Art of Being There for Each Other,” John Gottman, PhD; Washington, DC; March 27, 2011; 4 hours

“DBT—Not Just for the Borderline,” Katherine Blakesley, LCSW-C and Betsy Amey, LCSW-C; Baltimore, MD; February 2-3, 2012; 12 hours

“Bridging the Couples Chasm,” John Gottman, PhD; Washington, DC; June 14-15, 2013; 12 hours