Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Sparks, Nevada

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


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Margaret Gibb

Margaret Gibb, LMHC

10 years experience
Hello! I am happy that you are here. Counseling is a great first step to help making life changes. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals of all ages. I have provided therapy for a wide range of issues including treating Depression, Anxiety, family and parenting difficulties, stress management and addressing life changes. I have extensive experience in the treatment of Read More...
Hello! I am happy that you are here. Counseling is a great first step to help making life changes. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Alisa Sawyer

Alisa Sawyer, LMHC

7 years experience
Hello! My name is Alisa Sawyer. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York with over 7 years of counseling experience. I graduated with my Master’s from University at Albany and have worked in a variety of mental health settings. I am well versed in various treatment approaches and have extensive experience addressing a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, dealing with life transitions, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues. Beyond my formal Read More...
Hello! My name is Alisa Sawyer. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York with over 7 years of counseling experience. I graduated with my Master’s from University at Albany and have worked in a variety of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


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


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


Mary Coriano

Mary Coriano, LCSW

39 years experience
My name is Mary Kaye Coriano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 39 years of experience. I received my MSW from Fordham Universityat Lincoln Center and I am licensed in the State of New York and Florida. My specialty is in Bereavement and Grief, Person-Centered/Supportive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My specialty is loss and grief, depression and anxiety. I also work with clients who have chronic medical Read More...
My name is Mary Kaye Coriano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 39 years of experience. I received my MSW from Fordham Universityat Lincoln Center and I am licensed in the State of New York Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 39 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


Eli Shlomovich

Eli Shlomovich, LCSW-R

14 years experience
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker, and have been a psychotherapist for 15 years. I have helped individuals from diverse backgrounds, who have struggled with various circumstances and issues which have affected the quality of their lives. I believe that therapy offers a unique and special relationship that is built on trust, understanding, honesty and compassion. My approach is collaborative and hands-on, but allowing you to set the pace Read More...
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker, and have been a psychotherapist for 15 years. I have helped individuals from diverse backgrounds, who have struggled with various circumstances and issues which have affected the quality of their Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 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


Rachel Fastow

Rachel Fastow, MA, LAC, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC

3 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) issued in 2018 by The University of the State of New York Education Department Office of the Professions, and a Licensed Associate Counselor issued in 2017 in New Jersey by the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (expected fall of 2019). I also presently am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor Read More...
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) issued in 2018 by The University of the State of New York Education Department Office of the Professions, and a Licensed Associate Counselor issued in 2017 in New Jersey by the State Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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


An Overview of Mental Health in Sparks, Nevada

Sparks, Nevada, is home to just under 100,000 people. It is located in the northern half of the state just east of Reno. The population is young, with median age of 38.8 years, which is close to the state average of 37.9 years. The median household income of $57,444 is slightly higher than the state average of $55,180. The city is somewhat lacking in diversity; approximately 80 percent of the residents are white non-Hispanics.

Living in Sparks has some definite positives. The crime rate between 2006 and 2016 dropped from 354.8 to 248.7 While summers can be hot with high temperatures approaching 90 degrees, the average temperature year-round is on the low side of average for the United States as a whole. Sparks has six hospitals offering a range of services from emergency care to regional medical services.

Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services

Of particular value to Sparks residents is the Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS) organization. This is an extensive network of services that includes inpatient psychiatric care, outpatient services, medication management, case management, and more. These are just a few of the divisions within NNAMHS.

  • Psychiatric crisis services are the entry point for anyone needing assistance.
  • Outpatient psychiatric services take care of those who can function in the community if they receive assistance with monitoring and medications.
  • The system’s co-occurring disorders program works with those who have a mental health diagnosis and a substance abuse disorder.
  • Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) assists those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to mental health condition.
  • Community partnerships with law enforcement and the court system work to divert those with mental health issues into treatment programs rather than jail.
  • Outpatient counseling is available for those dealing with non-acute conditions and includes family and individual therapy.

Room for Improvement

Statewide, Nevada has historically struggled with providing appropriate mental health resources to its communities. In 2017, a study by Mental Health America placed Nevada dead last in a ranking of 51 states according to the prevalence of mental health issues as compared to the availability of services. The research took into account 15 factors. Here are just a few of the data points reviewed.

  • The number of adults with any mental illness
  • The number of youth with substance disorders
  • How many adults have a diagnosed mental health condition but receive no regular treatment
  • How many children and adults have private insurance coverage that offers no benefits for mental health services
  • Mental health services available through the workforce
  • The number of uninsured adults with a diagnosed mental health condition

The data indicated that the state has a large number of residents who are seeking or in need of assistance with improving their mental health but a shortage of qualified providers to treat them. Also, all of Washoe County, which includes Sparks, is considered a Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), according to the annual report from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Families in Need

Families in crisis make up a significant portion of those who are seeking or in need of mental health services. Nevada has one of the highest divorce rates in the state. Research has consistently found that adults and children alike who are involved in divorce proceedings can benefit from counseling. Addiction is another issue that arises in families that can be treated through mental health services. Gambling, pornography, alcohol, prescription medications, and street drugs are common vices that can lead to crippling addiction.

Approximately 12.5 percent of Washoe County residents live in poverty. This is, in and of itself, a risk factor for poor mental health and stress-related disorders. Families living in poverty are less likely to have access to quality mental health services and are less likely to be able to afford the services that are available.

Where You Can Find Help

If you are looking for help for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with mental health issues, the directory from E-counseling.com can help you find a qualified professional. The counselors and therapists found on the site are clearly identified as to credentials, specialty areas, languages spoken, and years of experience. You can also read a personal statement from each one to get an idea of his or her working style and background. While it may be challenging to find the right provider, the benefits of treatment far outweigh the difficulties of the search.