Nancy EggerNancy Egger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose private counseling practice specializes in individual, family, and group counseling for children and adolescents.  She has over 25 years’ experience in providing mental health services for the families of the Peoria area in a wide variety of settings, from community-based, in-home crisis intervention and follow-up, to hospital inpatient and outpatient services.  She has provided educational and clinical supervision for staff in various inpatient, outpatient, and clinical education settings, and has been an adjunct professor for the University of Illinois’ School of Social Work.

Nancy is the recipient of the 2007 Jean Tucker Award for Children’s Mental Health Provider of the Year, from the Mental Health Association of Illinois Valley.  In 2008, she was named Social Worker of the Year by the Peoria National Association of Social Workers.

Nancy has been a Reiki Master and practitioner since 2003.  She began studying Shamanic Healing in 1999, beginning with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies’ Core Shamanism.  Since that workshop, she has gone on to study with several teachers, including Morgan Eaglebear, Sapokniona Whitefeather, Herb Stevenson (One White Horse Standing), Myron Eshowsky, MA, Mandaza Kandemwe, and Swami Dharkeerti.  She has hosted numerous workshops by visiting internationally recognized healers.

Nancy, also together with her husband George, present workshops on personal healing based on Shamanic and other traditional methods.  In 2007, she presented on Shamanism and Social Work at the National Association of Social Worker’s State Conference.  She strongly believes that healing happens on many levels, and to be successful in the many roles we are expected to fill, we must balance the physical, emotional, and spiritual issues of our lives.