Nancy Adamson is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Clinical Mental Health Counselor who is licensed in the state of California as both a Professional Clinical Counselor and a Marriage and Family Therapist. Her professional interests include the impact of combat, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, oppression and chronic illness on individuals, couples and families; the special needs of climate refugees; and the healing power of the natural world.
Nancy received her A.B. in Music from Occidental College and her M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Northridge. In addition to teaching at Antioch Los Angeles as an adjunct professor Nancy is currently the Family Therapist and Clinical Coordinator for the Chatsworth Vet Center and also maintains a part time private practice. Vet Centers are a specialized division of the Department of Veterans Affairs and provide a broad range of community based counseling, outreach, and referral services to war zone veterans and survivors of military sexual trauma in order to help Vets make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life. Hired as the first ever Marriage and Family therapist to join the Vet Center team and designated as one of the Sexual Trauma specialists for the Center, Nancy delivers couples, family, group and individual counseling and supervises those on the path to licensure.
Nancy’s early clinical experience included serving as a therapist at the Valley Trauma Center (now Strength United) and as a state certified Rape Crisis Advocate. Before she became a therapist, Nancy was a consultant and a facilitator in the area of personal and organizational change with over fifteen years of leadership development, career development and executive coaching experience for a fortune 100 company and one of the largest human capital consulting firms globally. She is an experienced group facilitator and classroom educator with over 15,000 hours experience presenting in a variety of settings. She speaks regularly on topics such as military sexual trauma, the readjustment of combat veterans to civilian life and the impact of chronic health conditions on the family unit.