She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Education, Ed.M. Counseling Psychology National Certified Counselor, NCC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Nancy Montstream is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist located in the Seward Park neighborhood of Seattle, who works with clients across the age span. Being a former high school counselor and educator, Nancy has years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, parents, and families. Many of her clients enter counseling because of a life crisis which can manifest in the form of a career change, death of a loved one, a struggling child or teenager, a break-up, a traumatic experience, the effect of an addiction, a life transition, identity struggles, or consistent patterns of worry or regret. Nancy, as a parent of 3 adult children, 2 biological and 1 adopted, has unique insight into adoption, mixed-racial families, attachment issues, emotion dysregulation and educational systems.
Nancy’s therapeutic approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are interconnected which in turn facilitates measurable, positive change in their lives. Nancy emphasizes the importance of awareness between the mind and physical sensations helping to reduce anxiety, reactive behavior, and negative patterns of thinking. She utilizes trauma-informed therapies, mindfulness, self-compassion, spirituality, and narrative scripting to help clients increase self-confidence, satisfaction, and joy in their lives.
Nancy creates a warm and safe space for clients to be heard. As an interactive therapist, Nancy approaches her clients through active listening, clarification, thought-provoking questions, and reflection without judgment and with honesty. She sees her clients as equal partners who are fully capable of growth and change.
Nancy has both experience and passion towards diverse populations including POC, LGBTQIA persons, neurodiverse, and those of varying faiths. She is currently offering telehealth appointments and welcomes new clients to her practice.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Adoption & foster care - Support around pre- and post-adoption challenges including family dynamics, challenging behaviors, attachment issues, and navigation of the child welfare system or adoption agencies
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals
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Years of Experience: 13 years
Nancy Montstream Counseling, Licensed Mental Health Therapist, 2020 - Present
Kennedy Catholic High School, Counselor/Dept. Chair, 2013 - 2022
Eastside Catholic High School, Counselor/Dept. Chair, 2011 - 2013
Seattle University, MA in Education, Counseling, 2011
University of Washington, BA in Psychology and English, 1988