Therapy Services

The decision to come to therapy is often a difficult one for many people. It frequently comes after they have expended a great deal of time, energy, and resources into other solutions. The services I provide focus on your strengths, a complete understanding of your perspective, and honor the courage it took you to decide to ask for assistance.

Types of Clients Seen

I enjoy seeing a wide variety of clients and working with many clinical situations. I primarily work with children, couples, families, and individuals. My work with children frequently involves kids who have been sexually abused, those going through divorce, those who have witnessed or experience domestic violence, and children with anxiety disorders. With couples, I typically work with couples who have sexual concerns (desire problems, intimacy issues) and those dealing with infidelity. My work with families tends to be about teaching co-parenting skills, helping parents effectively manage adolescents, and other concerns. I also see individuals struggling with past sexual abuse, depression, and/or anxiety. I do not participate in court-related activities.

My Qualifications

I earned my M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Purdue Calumet and my Ph.D. in MFT from Virginia Tech. I am currently a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and an EMDR-certified therapist. I am an assistant professor in the MFT program at the University on Nevada, Las Vegas. In this role, I teach and supervise the clinical work of therapists-in-training at UNLV. I also serve as a reviewer for several journals and have edited and written journal articles and books for family therapists. I have over 10 years of experience working with clients.I am a certified PREPARE/ENRICH premarital counselor and the President of the Nevada Association for Play Therapy.

The Therapeutic Process

I believe therapy is a process devoted to growth and change. Generally, I tend to view people difficulties from a systemic framework. I like to involve the whole family; I firmly believe treatment is more effective with complete participation. I conduct therapy in a manner that enables clients to understand present patterns, identify and remove constraints, and to achieve better functioning and enhanced growth. The first few sessions will be spent getting to know you, listening, and assessing the problem and the context in which the problem is embedded. I then collaborate with you to develop goals and objectives. Therapy will come to a close by mutual agreement between you and I regarding when the goals are reached.

Appointments and Referrals

Due to my schedule, I am not currently accepting any new clients. There are, however, several therapists in the area to whom I refer, should such serives be needed. They include:

  • Stephen Fife, Ph.D. - 2640 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Suite 130 - Henderson, NV 89052 -(702) 380-3290
  • Jeanne Griffin, Ed.D.- (702) 360-9150
  • Richard VandeVoort - 9402 W. Lake Mead Blvd. - Las Vegas, NV 89134 -(702)254-7830
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