Nancy Colburn, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist. She has a Bachelor’s degree in music from Oberlin College, and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She has worked in the financial services industry in New York City in human resources management and management development, developing and providing training to managers all over the world. She also provided individual executive coaching and conducted team building activities.
Dr. Colburn later chose to change careers and earned her Doctoral degree at Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH. She did her training at a variety of sites including the Bedford (MA) Veteran’s Medical Center, Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA, student counseling services at Boston University, UMass Dartmouth and Boston College, and South Shore Mental Health in Quincy, MA, where she worked in outpatient community mental health, partial hospital, and crisis team settings.
Following licensure, Dr. Colburn worked for 15 years at Lowell Community Health Center’s Metta Health Center in Lowell, MA, both as a therapist and as the Site Manager for the Health Center’s program in refugee trauma. She and her team specialized in working with patients and their families who had fled war-torn countries in Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The health center’s program for treating refugees has been nationally recognized and has been honored to receive funding from the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture for the past 15 years.
Location of Practice: Nashua
Ages/Problems Treated: Dr. Colburn works with adults and is experienced in treating depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, psychotic disorders, sleep problems, prolonged grief, and challenges stemming from chronic health issues, life transitions, significant losses, vocational concerns, relationship issues and other concerns.
Specializations: She has many years’ experience with yoga and meditation and utilizes mindfulness in treatment as a basis for expanding self-awareness and the capacity to make positive changes in one’s life. She is comfortable working with clients who wish to bring their spiritual beliefs and/or practices into treatment, whatever they may be. Dr. Colburn is also experienced in working with people from various cultures, including those for whom English may not be their first language.
Therapeutic Approach: Dr. Colburn brings a warm, accepting, positive and collaborative approach into the therapy relationship. In working with clients, she draws from various approaches to tailor treatment to the needs of each individual.