Nancy Saggio

Nancy Saggio

Anxiety Coach/Consultant
Share with your friends:

Nancy's areas of focus:

  • Social Anxiety Issues
  • Generalized Anxiety Issues
  • Panic issues
  • Age/transition Issues
  • Communication/Relationship/Social Skills Issues
  • Depression/Mood Issues
  • Grief/Loss Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Personal Motivation/Goal Setting
  • Stress Management Issues
  • Issues related to faith and Christian beliefs

Nancy experienced the following symptoms:

  • Blushing
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty thinking/concentrating
  • Dry mouth
  • Fear of initiating and maintaining conversations
  • Fear of small, confined spaces (claustrophobia)
  • Fear of what others think of me
  • Headaches
  • Heart palpitations
  • Hot flashes
  • Irritability, on edge
  • Muscle tension, stiffness, pain
  • Nausea, diarrhea
  • Panic
  • Shortness of breath
  • Social anxiety
  • Startle response

Nancy's Biography


Nancy knows what it’s like to be caught in the grip of anxiety. Especially in late adolescence and early adulthood, Nancy struggled with social anxiety, experiencing many of the associated symptoms such as fear of initiating and maintaining conversations, participating in small groups, and attending social gatherings. The resulting tension and self-consciousness led to years of unhelpful attempts to self-calm.

If dealing with anxiety disorder wasn’t enough, Nancy also knows the stress and panic that can develop because of a life-threatening illness. In 1996, Nancy was diagnosed with cancer. As she underwent rigorous radiation treatments, in addition to dealing with her fears and panic, Nancy had to come to terms with her mortality. She realized that even her very existence was in question. The anxiety and fears associated with a potentially life-threatening illness were severe. Fortunately, Nancy beat her cancer. In the process of her great struggle, Nancy also conquered her anxiety.

Today, Nancy is a healthy, caring person who truly understands the challenges life can bring. She knows that life brings waves and seasons of joy, hardship, and even tragedies. Because of her personal and professional experiences, Nancy has helped many people successfully navigate life events over her more than forty years in the mental health field.

Nancy’s positive therapeutic influence on others speaks of her ability to form a warm, respectful, collaborative alliance with clients. She is a focused listener and an effective educator, tools that are helpful both in a personal coaching session and in the classroom. Nancy caringly and effectively comes along side others to help equip and encourage them, and to help them live happy, successful, and fulfilling lives.

Nancy lives near Phoenix, Arizona with her husband of over thirty-six years. They have two adult daughters and a growing family.


Nancy Saggio
MA – Anxiety Coach/Consultant
Phoenix, USA

Nancy brings over four decades of clinical experience to empathically help clients with a variety of mental, emotional and relationship challenges. For the past 12+ years, she has honed her expertise in helping clients recover from problematic anxiety. Nancy taught for 15 years at both the graduate and undergraduate level and was highly reviewed as an instructor. Nancy has been a licensed mental health practitioner in Arizona, California and Washington State and is trained as a life coach.

Nancy has been an Approved Clinical Supervisor through the Center for Credentialing & Education and has facilitated licensure of other mental health practitioners. Nancy holds clinical membership with the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Nancy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, a Master’s degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and all but her dissertation toward a Ph.D. at that same institution. Nancy is also a trained life coach, having been trained through the Institute for Life Coach Training and Therapist University.

In addition to her professional training, Nancy has gained valuable experience while working in a variety of mental health settings, including an inpatient Christian Therapy Program, private outpatient practice, and a Christian group practice in Phoenix, Arizona. She has counseled with countless clients, including adults, adolescents, couples, and families. She has supervised emerging counselors who were working on completion of a Master’s degree, and counselors working on independent licensure.

In addition to these experiences, Nancy has taught in the areas of counseling, psychology, and sociology for over fifteen years at the college, university and seminary levels. She treasures the relationships with a diverse group of people built over that time, especially her time at American Indian College, a faith-based institution in Phoenix, Arizona. Enjoying cross-cultural relationships is one of her passions in life! Nancy has also been a consultant for a company that provided behavioral health services for the seriously mentally ill in Phoenix, Arizona.


The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed – which we call the underlying factors of anxiety – a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.

Additional Resources Information, support, and coaching/counseling/therapy/psychotherapy for problematic anxiety and its sensations and symptoms, including Nancy Saggio.