Nancy Naomi Carlson PhD

School Counseling Specialist, American Counseling Association

Nancy Carlson, Ph.D., LCPC is the School Counseling Specialist for the American Counseling Association. She is both a certified K-12 school counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Passionate about the social and emotional development of children and adolescents, as well as college and career readiness (CCR), Dr. Carlson has published and presented on topics such as partnerships between K-12 school districts and historically black colleges and universities, as well as CCR for Latino learners. Previously, she was an assistant professor in graduate counseling at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), where she coordinated the school counseling program. Prior to that, she worked 30 years with Montgomery County Public Schools in a variety of assignments, including being the K-12 counselor specialist. Dr. Carlson holds doctorates in both Counselor Education and Secondary Education from the University of Maryland.