Nancy Knudsen, LMFT, is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Northampton, MA with over 38 years experience in the field. She has used a family systems orientation over the years to work with individuals, couples, and families on a wide range of issues. Over the past 14 years, Nancy’s primary clinical modality has been Emotionally Focused Therapy. She first became a certified EFT therapist in 2011, then a certified EFT Supervisor in 2014, and served as a founding member of the New England EFT Community. Nancy has taught a number of workshops on EFT for professionals and facilitated Hold Me Tight workshops for couples over the course of seven years. In order to enhance the unit on couples and sexuality, she co-created the Hold Me Tight, Hold Me Just Right program with colleague Mike Moran. This program is soon to be available as a Facilitator Guide and accompanying videos on the ICEEFT website. Currently, Nancy’s clinical work is focused on offering couple therapy intensives to couples in crisis.

Nancy earned a master’s degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1984. From there she attended a two-year certificate program at the Kantor Family Institute in family therapy which emphasized a thorough knowledge base of each of the major family therapy models. She developed an interest in family related trauma in the 1990’s, and sought out training in EMDR in order to learn to address unspoken emotional states, completing EMDR training in 1997 and becoming an EMDR Institute Facilitator in 1999. To strengthen her background in family systems theory, Nancy completed a year long post-graduate program at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in 2008. She has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Massachusetts since 1991. Additionally, she is a Past President of the Massachusetts Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is Co-Founder and Director of the Couple and Family Institute of New England located in Northampton, MA.

Contact Nancy: (413) 586-9424; email