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We are paying too big of a price for success. Our minds are racing, we are constantly reviewing our to-do list, obsessing over our contribution to the world, looking externally for the next thing to concentrate on.

Our lives are filled with frenzy—and rather than reaching the finish line, the treadmill just seems to be picking up speed.

As an expert in High Functioning Anxiety, I help my clients find themselves again. To finally be loyal to themselves, respect themselves, be kind to themselves, and truly like who they are. I help them see that their coping mechanisms are not helping them fix their anxiety; they actually make it worse.

Anxiety isn’t something to run from but something you can move through.  

As a speaker, I help organizations and businesses identify what is at the root of their stressed-out, overwhelmed staff. (Hint: it isn’t a lack of sleep or exercise!) Instead, many issues in the workplace stem from how individuals talk to themselves.

Your team will discover how listening to their Monger (inner critic) can sabotage them and create extra work and a toxic work environment. They will learn how to identify that voice in their head and develop new tools and strategies to quiet their Monger and help them succeed.

Coach in Your Pocket

Ready to get to the root of your High Functioning Anxiety? With direct and unlimited access to me, 24/7, via a user-friendly messaging app, you will get ongoing and immediate support to help you recognize old coping strategies, build new ones, and then practice them in the real world.

NEW: Just Checking In

An abbreviated version of Coach in Your Pocket to address those in need of support during this uncertain and unprecedented time. With direct access to me 24/7 via a user-friendly messaging app, you will get immediate support when you need it most.

Public Speaking

As an expert in High Functioning Anxiety, I share practical tools and strategies along with my personal experience with HFA and lots of humor to help audiences look at and respond to stress in a different way. In addition to public speaking, I also facilitate workshops and retreats.

About Nancy Jane Smith

Nancy Jane Smith, MSEd., LPC is a licensed professional counselor and trainer. She graduated with her BA in Psychology from Miami University and earned Masters of Science degrees in both Counseling and Higher Education from the University of Dayton.

With 13 years in private practice and more than 20 years working as a counselor and coach, Nancy has established herself as an expert in High Functioning Anxiety.

Combining her years of research, countless hours working with clients, and first-hand experience in her own life, Nancy developed the Happier Approach, a three-step system to help you motivate yourself, accomplish your goals, and be kind to yourself.

She is also the creator and host of The Happier Approach podcast and has written three books on living happier, most notably The Happier Approach: Be Kind to Yourself, Feel Happier and Still Accomplish Your Goals.