Dr. Nancy Ellis-Ordway


Nancy Ellis-Ordway, LCSW, PhD, is a psychotherapist with more than thirty-five years experience, specializing in treating eating disorders, body image issues, stress, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. She offers individual, couple, and family therapy through her private practice in Jefferson City, MO. In addition to a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University, she has completed the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training program at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. She has written chapters for four books, as well as numerous articles for professional and general publications. Her book, “Thrive At Any Weight; Eating to Nourish Body, Soul and Self Esteem” was published in 2019. She co-edited “Weight Bias in Health Education: Critical Perspectives for Pedagogy and Practice” in 2021. She also teaches classes for professional continuing education. She has a Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion from the University of Missouri.