Nancy Lefler-Panela, LCSW completed the Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) program in 2021. Nancy is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. Nancy currently serves the North Bay, Bay area. Nancy works with parents, children and youth, both in person or by video-chat, pending family needs and location of the family. Nancy has worked with foster and adoptive families as both a clinician and county social worker for about 11 years. She has a strong knowledge of the child welfare system and how this impacts foster and adoptive families. Nancy’s approach is to work with the whole family and to use a trauma informed lens, while pulling on the families own expertise and strengths. She will work with families at all stages of the foster / adoption process and is an approved Adoption Service Provider with the State of California. Nancy understands that true “permanency” can take many forms and wants to support families as they walk through this journey. Being involved in foster care is a unique experience and impacts the whole family in various ways. Grief and loss issues are often an area that need to be addressed and Nancy will explore with the family about expectations, hopes, needs and wants around these complex issues. Nancy currently accepts self-payments.