Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Carson City, Nevada

Find a therapist in Carson City, Nevada that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Carson City to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Victoria Scott

LPC,NCC,BC-TMH
7 years experience
I have enjoyed working for various mental health agencies and have extensive experience in several areas of counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the state of Mississippi and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Nevada. I have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups. I have worked with children as young as 4 to adults up to age 101! I have assisted clients who struggle with... Read More
I have enjoyed working for various mental health agencies and have extensive experience in several areas of counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the state of Mississippi and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Nevada.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Tina Taylor

LPC
11 years experience
Hello, let me be the first to tell you that seeking therapy is a great way to make big changes in your life. I would absolutely love to assist you with making significant changes. You have already taken one step...just keep walking. For over ten years, I have been helping others explore and improve how they relate to the important and necessary people in life. I specialize in relationships and really enjoy couple counseling. I... Read More
Hello, let me be the first to tell you that seeking therapy is a great way to make big changes in your life. I would absolutely love to assist you with making significant changes. You have already taken one step...just... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Mary Jo Greenwood

MSW,LCSW
18 years experience
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Mental Health Therapist for 17 years. I earned my masters in social work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2002. Since I live in a rural area with little access to mental health services; I have had the opportunity to work with all populations. I have been the most effective in assisting those who experience depression, anxiety (including related diagnoses like OCD and sleep disorders) ,... Read More
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Mental Health Therapist for 17 years. I earned my masters in social work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2002. Since I live in a rural area with little access to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Melissa Pagarigan

LCSW
4 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been a practicing clinician for 4 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, familial issues, and ADHD. I have also provided services to individuals who have experienced physical, sexual and emotional trauma. I take a personal approach to my counseling. I believe in taking a personal approach and building a strong... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been a practicing clinician for 4 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, familial issues, and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Lindsay Marquez

MFT,CPC
3 years experience
Life can be hard. It can feel like every day brings with it a new or different challenge. It is common to find ourselves feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, stressed, and alone. It is important to find a space where you feel heard and validated. My approach is tailored to the needs of each individual. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Nevada. I have experience working with... Read More
Life can be hard. It can feel like every day brings with it a new or different challenge. It is common to find ourselves feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, stressed, and alone. It is important to find a space where you feel... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Sue Pollington

PhD,LCSW,LAC
33 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a Diplomat in Psychotherapy. I have been practicing as a clinician for 33 years. I enjoy working with clients and I look forward to client sessions. My therapy focus is client centered. I come from a perspective... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:33 years

Krista Lacroix

CPC,MA
5 years experience
Hello! I am a Clinical Professional Counselor, licensed in Nevada. I specialize in trauma and abuse recovery, anxiety, depression, and anger management. Additionally, I am skilled in helping individuals who are struggling with relationship issues, work/employment issues, chronic physical health issues, aging-related problems, and faith-based needs. I use a “person-centered” approach, meaning I see my clients as whole beings that already hold the answers they need. It is my job to help my clients discover their answers... Read More
Hello! I am a Clinical Professional Counselor, licensed in Nevada. I specialize in trauma and abuse recovery, anxiety, depression, and anger management. Additionally, I am skilled in helping individuals who are struggling with relationship issues, work/employment issues, chronic physical health issues,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Elizabeth Charlat

MSW,LCSW
7 years experience
Welcome! My name is Elizabeth and I am a clinical social worker with 7 years of experience helping individuals and families overcome some of life's most difficult challenges. I have worked with teens and adults of all ages deal successfully with major life transitions, healing from grief and loss, finding relief from depression, anxiety, emotional or physical abuse and adjusting to life's difficult circumstances. I graduated from the University of... Read More
Welcome! My name is Elizabeth and I am a clinical social worker with 7 years of experience helping individuals and families overcome some of life's most difficult challenges. I have worked with teens and adults of all ages deal... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Gina White

LCPC,LMHC
18 years experience
My approach focuses on strengths and assists in accompanying you on your journey, as a co-collaborator. My stance is nonjudgemental. I have been practicing for 18 years and have worked with cultures around the world. I specialize in cultural and Spiritual issues, as well as lifestyle balance/Meditation/Mindfulness. I have studied with Spiritual leaders and Buddhist Monks around the world. My approach to Counseling is integrative and solution-focused. I individualize goal planning to tailor treatment... Read More
My approach focuses on strengths and assists in accompanying you on your journey, as a co-collaborator. My stance is nonjudgemental. I have been practicing for 18 years and have worked with cultures around the world. I specialize in cultural... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Carson City, Nevada

Carson City, Nevada — the state’s capital — is home to 55,414 residents. The median age of those residents is 43. Due to its year-round mild temperatures, convenient amenities and affordable cost of living, Carson City is a popular destination for retirees. The community offers a dense suburban feel and is characterized by home (most owner-occupied), restaurants, bars and parks.

The Carson City Economy

Carson City is in Northern Nevada, right along the Eastern Border of California. It is a short distance from Reno, which is a popular gambling hub. While the Las Vegas and Reno economies are largely dependent upon the gambling and hospitality industries, however, Carson City’s economy centers around public administration, retail trade and manufacturing.

The median household income in Carson City is $52,034. This figure is slightly lower than the state median of $57,598, and less than the national median of $60,293. However, the per capita income is on par with the state’s figure, at $29,767. The percentage of people living in poverty is 13.7%. This rate is slightly higher than the state and national rates.

Though Carson City residents earn less than state residents, they are not privy to a lower cost of living. The median value of owner-occupied homes in the community is $242,200, which is only $200 less than the state median. It is also $40,000 higher than the national median. Monthly homeowner expenses average out to about $1,400. Median rent is extremely high, at between $1,200 and $2,500, with landlords asking that residents make two to three times that per month to qualify.

Mental Health Concerns in Carson City

A Carson City health needs assessment took data from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health to determine the mental health needs of residents throughout the community. What it found that in a four-year period, 2,958 residents took advantage of behavioral health services from DPBH. However, as multiple people used multiple services, the overall total number of services rendered was 13,981.

Other than “general,” the most common diagnosis made by the department was for PTSD. Nearly 5,000 residents are military veterans, which may have something to do with the frequency of this diagnosis. However, first responders, car accident victims, victims of crime, etc., can all account for 6.7% of residents who live with the disorder.

The third-most common diagnosis was for “mood disorders,” at 5.7%. Following that was “major depressive disorder,” “depressive disorder” and “alcohol dependence.” Anxiety, major depressive disorder without psychotic episodes, bipolar disorder, polysubstance dependence and amphetamine dependence all account for a collective 12% of diagnoses.

Factors That May Contribute to Mental Illness

Several factors may contribute to mental illness, many of which are genetic. However, among environmental factors, it is possible that Carson City residents are most disturbed by the high cost of living. The community received a cost of living index rating of 109.8, which is 9.8 points above the national average. However, residents earn about $8,000 less than national residents.

According to the living wage calculator, Carson City residents would need to make a minimum of $23 per hour, 40 hours a week, to be able to comfortably support a household with two adults, one and two children. This type of financial pressure can cause stress, anxiety and depression, among other conditions.

Of course, the cost of living is not the only factor that may negatively impact the mental health of residents. Excessive drinking, substance abuse, poverty and divorce — factors that are all highly prevalent in Carson City — may also contribute to mental illness in the area.

Mental Health Resources

When it comes to mental health access and services, Nevada ranked dead last of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In 2018, the largest mental health provider in Reno closed its doors due to lack of funding. The mental health crisis is real and urgent in Carson City and throughout the state, and though the state is working on a fix, residents need resources now. If you or a loved one is in crisis and don’t know where to turn, know that the following services are available:

Ongoing treatment and support are necessary to achieve long-term health. Use the guide to find compassionate counseling today.