• Graduate of Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training Program

  • Certified Recovery Specialist

  • Certified Family Recovery Specialist

  • Licensed Attorney, Member Pennsylvania and New York Bar

  • Juris Doctor (JD) University of Pennsylvania Law School

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Art and French



Addiction Recovery

Substance Use Disorders

Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders


Parent Support

Adolescents and Young Adults

Collegiate Recovery

Recovery Housing and Sober Living Lawyer Well-being

Professional Wellness

Lawyer Ethics

Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Mood Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Grief and Loss

Child Abuse and Neglect

Children and Youth

Criminal Justice and Incarceration

Child Welfare and Family Advocacy.

Woman Walking in the Field


Nancy Newman has worked with substance use disorder, a range of co-occurring behavioral health diagnoses, and complex situational issues including incarceration, drug court, education, medical conditions, and professional ethics. She is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Health and Wellness Coach Training Program, and she works on both Recovery planning and Wellness with adults, adolescents and families and runs groups that focus on professional well-being and holistic Wellness for people in Recovery.


Nancy partners in dynamic collaboration with clients, using a strength-based focus and strong grounding in best practices. With enthusiasm and compassion, Nancy engages in a constructive process jointly identifying client values and desires, transforming them into action, and maintaining lasting positive change over time. Nancy provides individualized support at all points of the Recovery journey from struggle and potential crisis to a client’s Vision for living their best possible life, achieving physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and reaching their highest potential.

Nancy ’s career helping individuals, families and professionals struggling with substance use and mental health issues began as a lawyer, child welfare and family advocate representing rights of persons with substance use disorder and mental health disabilities and promoting systems reform.


Nancy has initiated and put into action legal, nonprofit, and public interest programs and collaborative community-based outreach initiatives supporting young people and families in Recovery and founded a national nonprofit public charity Recovery Community Organization, The Bridge Foundation, to support young people for whom current systems have failed.  


As East Coast Director of The Haven at College, Nancy was instrumental in bringing the first Residential Collegiate Recovery Community for college students struggling with substance use to the East Coast, in University City, Philadelphia. She is a college and law school professor and developed and taught a Model Course in Professional Responsibility and Lawyer Well-being at the University of Pennsylvania Law School which has been presented nationally for replication. As a Recovery Advocate, Nancy was involved early on in implementation of the Certified Recovery Specialist credentials and training in Pennsylvania, appreciated their valuable role, and then began her career in the mental health field providing services directly to individuals and families as a Certified Recovery Specialist and Recovery Coach.

Nancy is a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS), Certified Recovery Specialist (CFRS) and Mayo Clinic* Health and Wellness Coach.

*Mayo Clinic certification pending


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