About Dr. Locey

Dr. Nadia Samad Locey is a licensed psychologist in the state of Nevada (PY0764). She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University in 2014. Previously, Dr. Locey graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland in 2008 with a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Psychology with Honors. Dr. Locey completed her predoctoral internship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, providing psychological services to clients throughout the lifespan in English and Spanish. She went on to participate in her first postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington with Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Locey then completed another postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Jacqueline Pistorello at the University of Nevada, Reno, focusing on providing clinical services to college students and conducting research on evidence-based treatments for suicidal behaviors.

Dr. Locey is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adolescents and adults with chronically dysregulated emotions, suicidal behaviors, self-harm behaviors, and Borderline Personality Disorder traits. She is also intensively trained in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Prolonged Exposure protocol for adolescents and adults with comorbid Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD. In addition, Dr. Locey specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adolescents and adults with anxiety and depression. She has specialty training in exposure treatments for Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobia, PTSD, and OCD. Dr. Locey also completed the 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Drs. Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. She is bilingual and provides services in both English and Spanish.

Description of Services

Dr. Locey provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to address a range of presenting problems in adolescents and adults. See below for more information.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT teaches clients coping skills to manage their emotions. It also changes clients’ emotions by helping clients to change their thoughts and behaviors. For adolescents, this may also involve changing clients’ environments. Dr. Locey provides CBT to address the following presenting problems:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • OCD
  • PTSD

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is an adaption of CBT that was developed to help clients with multiple problems in multiple areas who struggle with chronically dysregulated emotions. These clients may also have suicidal behaviors, self-harm behaviors, impulsive behaviors, difficulties in their interpersonal relationships, and/or Borderline Personality Disorder. Dr. Locey provides DBT for adolescents and adults. Dr. Locey provides the following components of DBT to clients each week:

  • Individual DBT
  • DBT Skills Training
    • DBT Skills Training teaches clients the following sets of skills:
      • Mindfulness Skills: How to be right here right now, rather than worrying about the past or the future.
      • Emotion Regulation Skills: How to get your emotions kicked off less easily, decrease the intensity of your emotions when they do get kicked off, and change ineffective emotions after they start.
      • Distress Tolerance Skills: How to get through moments when your emotions are very intense without doing anything you might regret later.
      • Interpersonal Effectiveness: How to make requests of other people effectively, how to say no to other people’s requests effectively, and how to make new friends and end toxic relationships.
      • Middle Path Skills: Skills that were added for adolescents and their families to help them to understand and communicate with each other better.


Dr. Locey’s rates are as follows:

  • 50-minute individual/family therapy session: $225
  • 80-minute individual/family therapy session: $360

Dr. Locey is a preferred provider with Lyra Health. If you would like to use other coverage, Dr. Locey can provide you with statements to submit to your insurance company to request out of network reimbursement.



1885 S Arlington Ave
Suite 207
Reno, NV 89509


(775) 335-2045




Monday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday–Thursday:  8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM