Michael Spring, PhD
My career began at Stanford's counseling center in 1960, and I have been fortunate to have known and worked with so many people over
the years. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with an MA from Stanford University and a PhD from Adelphi University. My training
covers a broad spectrum of treatment approaches, including psychoanalytic psychotherapy, family and marital systems, sex therapy,
Gestalt therapy, medical hypnosis, primal therapy, and EMDR.
I especially enjoy couples counseling which is based in my love for helping people overcome their hurt, disappointment, and upset. My
work is rooted in the daily experience of keeping my own marriage of 35 years alive and growing. Nancy and I have raised four children
together, are blessed with four grandchildren, and through it all are still in love. Helping people learn the skills to find and
sustain happiness is greatly satisfying to me.
Nancy Spring, RN, MSN
I began my counseling career as a psychiatric nurse in the graduate program at Yale University in the late 1960s, practicing as Nancy
Stablein (my maiden name) and Nancy Koehne (my first married name). After receiving my MSN degree, I was a professor at the University
of Connecticut and UCSF for ten years. I then began my own therapy practice and have had the joy of working with couples and
individuals for 30 years.
I especially love helping women with their relationships—husband/significant other, children, stepchildren, grandchildren, co-workers,
parents, and in-laws. My practice reflects my happy marriage of 35 years, our four children, and four grandchildren. As a nurse, I pay
close attention to the mind-body connection and have considerable success helping clients with anxiety, depression, and stress
symptoms. My practice draws on a wide range of teachings: Freud, Jung, Buber, Erickson, Sullivan, and Maslow. I use many approaches to
therapy, including family and couples systems theory, group dynamics, Gestalt therapy, EMDR, guided imagery, and meditation.