Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Reno, Nevada

Find a therapist in Reno, Nevada that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Reno 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

Denetra Gary

LCSW
8 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Nevada, North Carolina, Indiana and Maryland. I’ve worked over 8 years as a social worker. My focus is to help you understand who you are through a strengths based approach and my goal is to maximize our sessions by building our therapeutic relationship to establish trust and effective communication, so you feel successful and are effectively able meet your goals. My therapeutic mission is to restore the... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Nevada, North Carolina, Indiana and Maryland. I’ve worked over 8 years as a social worker. My focus is to help you understand who you are through a strengths based approach and my... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 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

Maya Neal

MS,LMFT
10 years experience
Hi! I'm Maya Neal. The help I provide is warm, accepting, compassionate and goal directed. When life's problems begin to feel overwhelming, it's time to talk with a therapist who will not only listen, but also help you gain new insights and valuable skills! I teach my clients new ways of thinking, behaving, and communicating, so they can deal effectively with current and future problems. I bet you... Read More
Hi! I'm Maya Neal. The help I provide is warm, accepting, compassionate and goal directed. When life's problems begin to feel overwhelming, it's time to talk with a therapist who will not only listen, but also... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Dr. Denise Dietz

EdD,MFT,MS
10 years experience
I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in Nevada and Arizona with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and my therapeutic experience includes working with individuals with relationship issues, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, and much more. I specialize in working with abused, neglected, and/or abandoned women. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with... Read More
I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in Nevada and Arizona with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and my therapeutic experience includes working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Joy Quanrud Grimsley

LMFT, MA
6 years experience
Joy helps clients strengthen communication skills in relationships, increase their insight and understanding in their own lives, and heal from traumas of the past. Read More
Joy helps clients strengthen communication skills in relationships, increase their insight and understanding in their own lives, and heal from traumas of the past. Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 6 years

Tina Groves

MFC, 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.  

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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.  

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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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