Nanci Carter,PsyD, PsyD, LMFT

Nanci Carter,PsyD, PsyD, LMFT

Professions: Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 33004
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $170-200 per session
No-charge initial consultation
Free Initial Consultation


218 West Main St.
Suite 202-D
Tustin, California 92780

My Approach to Helping

Hello, I am Dr. Nanci Carter and I am dedicated to working with adults — across the lifespan — who are seeking to make changes in their lives and improve their relationships. If people understood the important changes that depth work can create, it would help them make a meaningful choice for themselves. But that is often the problem, isn't it? Our difficulties can seem overwhelming and repetitious. Perhaps you wonder why you can't speak your truth. Maybe you experienced abuse or neglect as a child. You may tell yourself that “it’s all in the past", yet it is somehow woven through your current dilemmas and troubled relationships — and continues to cause you pain and distress. Because our memory is shaped through emotional experience, insight alone does not go deeply enough to make the desired changes - feeling your experience with another goes hand in hand with understanding. Our ways of being with others, laid down in childhood, can be understood and re-structured within the psychotherapy relationship.

More Info About My Practice

My way of working with you is interactive and relational. I listen for how your present difficulties and unconscious patterns may be affected by your history - and together we explore your experience and where you have felt stuck. Psychotherapy can allow you the space to tell your story - to yourself and to another. The painful patterns of living that hold you back will find the necessary attention and understanding. It has been my experience that by remembering and feeling - in a safe environment with another - we can discover our true selves and live more fully. For over 20 years, I have worked with individuals who experience a range of life problems: depression, anxiety, trauma, self-defeating patterns, troubled relationships, inability to connect with others, grief and loss. Whether you are interested in brief therapy help or longer term work, I would like to offer my presence on your healing journey. Each person's story is unique and cannot be fully addressed here. If you have questions about how this work could help you, call or email me and we can discuss your situation and needs. Please ask about my FREE initial consultation.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Young adult through elder adult
    Individual’s current and past experience of self, other and relationships

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Individuation
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Object Relations
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic

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