Nancy Adams, MS, LCPC

Preferred Name: Nancy

Online Therapy

About Me

A trusted connection must be established between a client and a therapist for a successful outcome. This connection is impartial and free from imposed expectations. It is unique and differs from other “real world” relationships in that it neither carries the weight of the past, nor the constraints of the future. Because trauma and traumatic experiences are not the same for everyone, it is important that one does not dismiss or minimize one’s symptoms or judge oneself for not being able to “get over it”. Therapy is an intensely personal process requiring an active and deliberate effort. Therapy may bring up strong feelings of discomfort, sadness, anger, and fear, which may feel quite overwhelming. It may even feel like things are getting worse rather than better; THIS IS NORMAL! This is when staying involved and engaged in the process is most crucial and may actually be a sign that you are on the threshold of the very change you seek. I am fascinated by how the human brain protects us from trauma. Unfortunately, this protection may also be what corresponds to our symptoms and maladaptive behaviors. I am equally fascinated by how positively and quickly the brain can respond to treatment. Remarkably, a child or adolescent may respond even quicker. Little else is more important than the mental health of our children and adolescents and when a youth views their world through a "less-than" lens, a horrible cycle of misaligned yearning for comfort, recognition, and validation can begin. Layers of insecurity and low self-esteem pervade the pursued emotional bounty. The efficacy of these youths is often compromised before it even has a chance to take root. Every child, regardless of age, regardless of task, deserves to understand that they can make a mistake, be uncomfortable, be embarrassed, be confused, ask questions, and offer reason and perspective, with the heartfelt security that it ALL matters. The ability to try again without fear of ridicule, disdain, or punishment should be the expectation, not the exception. A firm, emotional ground is essential! Loss of self cannot be the price to pay for life and for love. I'm here to provide a safe and dedicated, non-judgmental space to give presence to your areas of concern, where your thoughts, feelings, and insights can be shared, understood, and valued.

Education & Experience

I earned my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. We moved to Nevada in 2017 where I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). We have since moved to Montana (2021) where I am also licensed. I've earned professional and clinical experience by providing leadership and direct therapy in community mental health agencies, school-based mental health counseling programs, a large county hospital employee assistance program, and a youth in-patient residential treatment facility. I am trained in EMDR and use it with nearly every one of my clients. I hold numerous certifications in several other trauma informed practices such as Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM); Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT); and Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality (CAMS-Care) as well as participate in additional trauma-informed practices and trainings in my areas of interest and expertise.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a member of ACA and EMDRIA. Because of the OneOctober mass shooting, I had the opportunity to offer crisis counseling to staff and patients at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada as well as for individuals at the Las Vegas Resiliency Center. Additionally, in 2017 I was part of the inception of and co-chair for the Nevada Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid

Alliance, Pacific Source, Self-Pay