Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Reno, Nevada

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Lynne  Rutstein

Lynne Rutstein, LCSW, CASAC

24 years experience
My name is Lynne Rutstein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor. I have a BA from Syracuse University , a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU , completed my addiction training at The New School for Social Research , did my fellowship at NYU Medical School for psychoanalysis and attended CCDBT in NYC for DBT therapy. I have Read More...
My name is Lynne Rutstein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor. I have a BA from Syracuse University , a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years


Megan Balcarczyk

Megan Balcarczyk, LMHC

6 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, and earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. I have a total of 6 years counseling experience during which I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, including those dealing with issues of substance abuse, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. My counseling Read More...
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, and earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. I have a total of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott, MA, LMHC

7 years experience
Congratulations on taking the first step in what can seem like a daunting process. Finding a therapist can seem overwhelming and it’s important that you connect with someone you can trust, someone you don’t feel judged by and someone who will be equally invested in your growth. I understand the stressors, barriers and mental/emotional blocks that can make it a challenge for us to unlock our potential and live our best lives, but I also believe Read More...
Congratulations on taking the first step in what can seem like a daunting process. Finding a therapist can seem overwhelming and it’s important that you connect with someone you can trust, someone you don’t feel judged by and someone who Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Aryeh Minkin

Aryeh Minkin, LMFT

5 years experience
Are you feeling down? Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. I will work with you to meet your specific needs. My name is Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in New York. I help people understand and cope with a variety of mild, moderate or severe life circumstances and/or emotional, behavioral or cognitive concerns. I specialize Read More...
Are you feeling down? Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. I will work with you to meet your specific needs. My name is Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Vicki Wolfe

Vicki Wolfe, LMHC, CASAC

13 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I mostly have experience in working with adults. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and stress management. My main focus in my treatment approach centers around the establishment of a therapeutic relationship with the person I'm working with. I Read More...
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I mostly have experience in working with adults. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Staci Davis

Staci Davis, RLCSW

25 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience. I have an active private practice and work with a variety of mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and families. I can offer a flexible schedule and am eager to help clients manage stress in their lives. I have experience with parenting issues, relationship issues and couples counseling. I can offer stress management strategies Read More...
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience. I have an active private practice and work with a variety of mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and families. I Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Kathryn Clavin Vunkannon

Kathryn Clavin Vunkannon, LCSW, CASAC

7 years experience
Hello, I’m Kathryn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). I have over 7 years in the field of social work, with experience in the following areas: Abuse Addiction Adolescents Adults Alcohol and Drug Abuse Anger Management Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Codependency Coping Skills Depression & Anxiety Divorce/Separation/Breaking up Domestic/partner violence Eating Disorders Family and/or Relationship Conflict Goal Management Grief HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Issues Related to Parenting LGBTQ Life Coaching Narcissistic Personality Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Peer Relationships School issues Self Esteem Sex Therapy Spirituality Stress Management Suicidal Ideation Trauma and PTSD Mission Statement: Conquering Challenges, through motivation, Read More...
Hello, I’m Kathryn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). I have over 7 years in the field of social work, with experience in the following areas: Abuse Addiction Adolescents Adults Alcohol and Drug Abuse Anger Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Victoria Hammer

Victoria Hammer, LMHC

8 years experience
I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and care manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, life changes and career challenges. I also helped many young adults with navigating the specific challenges faced when graduating from college, finding a job and navigating the next phase of their lives. My counseling style is Read More...
I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and care manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Velma Jones

Velma Jones, MSW, LCSW-R

21 years experience
I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, who has over 22 years of experience counseling clients of all ages with respect to the varied concerns and/or challenges they may be confronting. Additionally, I have advanced clinical training in the areas of children, adolescents, and families. Plus, over the past 19 years, I have worked as a Professor of Graduate Social Work Studies in three major academic institutions. My Read More...
I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, who has over 22 years of experience counseling clients of all ages with respect to the varied concerns and/or challenges they may be confronting. Additionally, I have advanced clinical Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years


Olga Iof

Olga Iof, LMHC, CAPP

10 years experience
Hello, my name is Olga. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, with Master’s degrees in General and Clinical Psychology and Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology. I have experiences working with adults, children and teenagers, as well as families. As an immigrant myself, I also have an appreciation and understanding of unique challenges immigrants experience in a new country. In my practice, Read More...
Hello, my name is Olga. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, with Master’s degrees in General and Clinical Psychology and Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology. I have experiences Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Russian
  • Experience: 10 years


Tina Groves

MFC and CPC
5 years experience
I am a licensed state intern for Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) and Clinical Professional Counselling (CPC) in the state of Nevada. I have been practicing as an MFT and CPC intern since 2014. I look forward to working with you and I will do all I can to facilitate and cooperate with you to make your counseling experience safe, positive, and productive.   Read More
I am a licensed state intern for Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) and Clinical Professional Counselling (CPC) in the state of Nevada. I have been practicing as an MFT and CPC intern since 2014. I look forward to working with you and I will do all I can to facilitate and cooperate with you to make your counseling experience safe, positive, and productive.   Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Reno, Nevada

Many have given Reno, Nevada the appropriate nickname of “the biggest little city in the world.” The sheer number of things to do makes it a popular area for tourists to enjoy. Reno is best known for the vast amount of casinos, hotels, and entertaining attractions housed within the city limits. As of 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are an estimated 250,000 residents living there. Aside from gambling and nightlife, the people of Reno are known to appreciate the nature surrounding them. On one end of the city lies a sandy desert, teeming with wildlife. On the other, a forested mountainous region which provides people with accessible ski trips and hiking adventures.

Reno is not known for being excessively boring, like some other cities in the area. However, that does not mean that the lively city is free of concerning troubles. Reno is experiencing what officials are calling a mental health crisis. Making matters worse, the problem extends beyond the city. The state of Nevada as a whole is going through similar difficulties. Let’s go over why mental illness among Reno, Nevada residents are so prevalent compared to the rest of the nation, and how to seek out and get in contact with a therapist that can help you if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Reno, Nevada

As mentioned previously, the problem of high rates of mental illness is not relegated to the city of Reno alone. According to the 2017 State of Mental Health in America study, the state of Nevada came in dead last regarding the mental health of its citizenry. Meaning, Nevada has the highest prevalence of those suffering from mental illnesses in the nation. In this context, mental illness can refer to anything from suicidality and depression to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

A demographic that is exceedingly susceptible to mental illness is homeless individuals and families in the United States. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, between 20 and 25 percent of the homeless population in the United States suffer from a severe mental illness. In comparison, the national average is around six percent. The lack of resources and available care for the homeless only serves to worsen the problem, often being the cause of long-term, chronic homelessness. For homeless people, especially those living in Nevada, access to mental health care is limited or impossible due to Reno’s housing crisis. A recent headcount in January 2018 indicated that there are an estimated 1,119 homeless on Reno’s streets — more than twice the number of permanent housing units available in the city. In Reno alone, County Officials have stated that the city has entered a crisis as the region’s weekly motels have been rapidly disappearing for development. According to reports from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, homelessness is rising at an alarming rate. Approximately 5.9 percent of Nevada residents in 2016 to 2017 were without a home; one of the highest rates in the nation.

As the average cost of rent in Reno continues to skyrocket, low-income families are put at greater risk of becoming homeless. The state of Nevada has the most homeless children in the nation, with 89 percent staying in places not meant for human habitation, thus being unable to receive both general and mental health care. More than 14,000 children in the state were enrolled in school as homeless in 2018, an extremely alarming statistic.

The crime rate in Reno is also cause for concern, undoubtedly negatively affecting the rate of mental illness in the area. There is a strong link between high crime areas and mental illness. In Reno, the overall crime rate is roughly 40 percent higher than the national average, according to the FBI. The rate of theft and violent crime in the city, in particular, are exceptionally high. As more people turn to crime due to factors such as poverty, the rate of mental illness continues to increase dramatically.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Reno, Nevada

Experts are saying Nevada is the worst place to be for people who are dealing with mental health challenges. Unfortunately, Reno is no exception. According to Mental Health America, 67.5 percent of those living in Nevada with a mental illness will not receive the treatment they require. The causes behind that supermajority relate to the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals, poorly made policies, and stigma. In Nevada, there is only one mental health worker per 570 people. Experts unanimously consider this to be abysmally low, and in need of improvement.

The national average for people without health insurance is roughly 8.8 percent. In Reno, however, that number jumps to a whopping 17.7 percent, as per the U.S. Census Bureau. Many are quick to blame the government for their poor influence on the health insurance market, causing premiums to skyrocket. Another contributing factor is the lack of employment in the area, as most people are insured by their employer.

Frequently, those in need of mental health treatment will not seek out care. For some, there is a stigma surrounding solutions like counseling. It’s important to separate your need for professional help from false stigmas and receive the care you need. It is recommended you set attainable goals that you wish to achieve throughout your time in therapy, as well as pinpointing your challenges and the potential causes of them.

Mental Health Resources in Reno, Nevada

For residents of Reno, Nevada, there is a good amount of clinics and hospitals in the area that specializes in treating mental illness. West Hills Hospital is a reachable facility that actively services members of the community suffering from psychiatric issues. Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health is another well-renowned clinic with a focus on mental health, offering a variety of services to those in need.

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