Our Therapists

Dr Diana Wright

Dr. Diana Wright

Psy. D. and Executive Director

Dr. Diana Wright began her mental health career as a social worker, transitioned to the clinical director for a mental health clinic specializing in domestic violence, before building her own private practice in Reno, Nevada in 1999. She has since dedicated her professional career to helping individuals, couples, and families improve their relationships and mental health. Dr. Wright is a solution-focused therapist with the goal to help patients uncover their true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. She understands that each individual is unique and comes with their own specific set of challenges. Dr. Wright is trained and certified in disciplines ranging from the Gottman Couples therapy to psychedelic assisted therapy in order to meet the needs of her diverse clientele. She also specializes in reproductive and fertility counseling for individuals and couples.

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Angela Adami

LCSW

In my over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health, I have had the opportunity to work with kids, teens, adults, and older individuals. My integrative approach with focus through a variety of life challenges, including anxiety/depression, grief/loss, chronic illness, relationships, abuse/neglect/trauma, as well as normal day-to-day stressors. I focus on each individual’s unique circumstance to build a practical plan for achieving positive change and growth. Using the connection between myself and the client, we can explore influences and relationships, to challenge anxieties and beliefs, and to find thought out goals and resolutions. Managing discomfort that comes with change is hard, but learning to move through our life can be a satisfying and enjoyable journey.

​Licensed Therapist, NV # 6147-C

Aaron Blackham

Aaron Blackham

LCSW

Everyone deserves to have a safe, private, warm, objective space for support with managing life’s challenges.  Having 15 years of experience working with youth, adults, couples, families, and seniors in wilderness-based, residential, medical, private, nonprofit, and public agencies prepares me to create a dynamic healing space to work collaboratively with you.  I also bring 12 years of experience teaching, training, and consulting on evidenced-based practices that promote wellness. I provide a person-centered, strengths-based, trauma-informed, eclectic, holistic, approach to therapy.  By integrating MI, CBT, ACT, emotional intelligence, transpersonal psychology, mindfulness, systems theory, and experiential activities, we can find the right modality to fit your needs.  I also offer HeartMath based biofeedback to improve emotional regulation and enhance ability to attain peak mental and physical ability.

I provide a multicultural lens for individual counseling, family counseling and Gottman method pre-marital and couples’ counseling. I specialize in working with anxiety, grief, mood disorders, substance use disorders, crisis intervention, trauma, stress, life transitions, insomnia, health coaching, career related challenges, relational and family concerns with people across all spectrums of human diversity.  I bring depth and breadth of knowledge and experience with local and national resources to amplify health, unbound self-growth, and wellness.

​Live music, traveling, sports, and spending time outside with others are my favorite pastimes.  I operate a greenhouse and aquaponic system that produces food year-round while starting and finishing each day practicing permaculture.

​Licensed Therapist, NV # 9470-C

Amy Center

Amy Center

LCSW

Utilizing a collaborative approach to psychotherapy, I partner with clients to identify and clarify their personal goals toward building the life they want and deserve. My desire is to assist clients to align each aspect of their life with those goals and bring insight to areas where they may feel “stuck”.
I use techniques from a variety of evidence-based approaches including mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing to create an individual treatment plan tailored to each client’s needs. I have obtained additional trainings in the areas of EMDR for addressing trauma, ACT techniques to address a variety of issues, and Gottman Institute trainings for treating couples.
As a social worker, I have served clients in many different settings including the court system, public schools, hospice, and inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. My current focus is assisting adults of all ages with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships struggles and life transitions; and couples who want to heal, and strengthen their relationships.

I endeavor to approach my work with humility and gratitude for the role I’m allowed to play in each of my clients’ lives. It takes courage to take that first step toward healing and I look forward to joining you, wherever you are on your path, without judgement and supporting you along the way.

Licensed Therapist, NV#9601-C

Amy Center

Mary King

LCSW

Using my training as an anthropologist and social worker, I work with clients to better understand themselves, their mental health and the patterns in their lives in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. I am passionate about helping people from all different backgrounds identify their goals and values, and work towards a more meaningful existence despite the pain and hardship in life. I have experience in a variety of interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, mindfulness-based, and trauma interventions. Regardless of approach, I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is the basis for healing and I am dedicated to making this connection with my clients.

My educational background includes Bachelor’s degrees in Music and Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Anthropology. After a career shift, I obtained my Master’s of Social Work from Eastern Washington University in order to better pursue my goals of helping people in need and advocating for societal changes to support them. I have experience working with teens through older adults going through trauma, grief, chronic pain and health problems, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.

Licensed Therapist, NV#10646-C

Aaron Blackham

Alison Berreman

LCSW-I

It’s hard to be a human being. Whether it’s internal conflicts or life circumstances, suffering is inevitable. Being or staying consumed by that suffering is not. I believe that through cultivating a sense of purpose and true belonging, we chart a path through suffering and toward inner resilience and freedom. My goal is to provide a safe, empathetic space to explore your inner world and work towards resolving conflicts, both within yourself and with others.

I integrate mindfulness, and attachment/relationship-based approaches to help clients find wholeness within themselves. Some approaches I integrate into my practice include the Gottman Method, Emotion-Focused Therapy, polyvagal theory, Somatic Experiencing, mindfulness, DBT skills, and Internal Family Systems. I love to work with adults and couples through issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, shame, conflicts related to gender identity and sexuality, grief, terminal illness, and loss.

​Licensed Therapist, NV #IC-2284

Brian Chapman

Brian Chapman

LMFT

I view therapy as a way to deal with the unmet challenges in our lives, and it’s a chance to work through some of the most difficult issues that we struggle with. These challenges could be anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and marital difficulties, to name a few. I will guide you on a path whose goal is to help you share and be vulnerable in a nonjudgmental environment. This is my belief, along with helping you to realize that you can find the strength to heal with guidance that is compassionate and empathetic. Here’s a quote that guides me in my therapy practice, “Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.” – Marcus Aurelius.

​Brian specializes in Marriage Counseling and Couples Counseling while being level 1 trained in the Gottman Couples Therapy Method. Brian also specializes in panic disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, grief counseling, and personality disorders utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and solution focused therapy.

​Brian has a Masters Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California Southern University.

​Licensed Therapist, NV# 4200

Jim Freeland

Jim Freeland

LCSW

Why am I a therapist? There are many reasons I am in this field. The initial draw was curiosity about people. I find people fascinating, each person has their own story, their own journey, their own struggles, and their own triumphs. I find it to be a humbling experience that a person I am working with in therapy is willing to trust me with the intimate details of the things they are seeking help for. I remain cognizant of the courage it takes to seek therapy, to seek recovery, to work on making changes. The resiliency that people are capable of never ceases to amaze me.

​I have been in the behavioral health field for 28 years and I’ll do my best to utilize my training and experience to assist you in reaching your goals. Among the issues I have experience in addressing are depression, anxiety, recovery from trauma, marital and couples therapy, family therapy, coping skills, stress management, grief and loss, and behavior.

​It is truly a moving experience to be a part of seeing the growth, the healing, the recovery, the discoveries, the insights, and the dreams that people bring to fruition in the journey we call therapy. I am a firm believer that therapy is something I do WITH a person not TO a person; it is very much a collaborative effort.

​Licensed Therapist, NV# 6659-C & CA# LCSW20239

Georgina Fontein

Georgina Fontein

LMFT

Some people come to therapy to heal from specific experiences and others come to find peace and personal growth. Georgina strives to create a warm, judgment-free space ideal for psychological healing. She has been practicing counseling for over 10 years and has worked with adults and children. She has worked in both intensive inpatient settings and with high functioning adults/children in traditional counseling offices.

Georgina is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Nevada. Although she is formally trained and certified in several Evidence Based Practices the treatment approach is carefully selected with the individual after a formal assessment.

Feel free to contact me to see how I can help.
Se habla Español. Por favor llame para ver como le puedo ayudar.

We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. -Thomas S. Monson

​Licensed Therapist, NV# 2556 & CA# 106937

James Hughes

James Hughes

LCSW

Sometimes, experiencing certain events can cause life to move in a direction that feels unbearable. Feeling stuck or overwhelmed with daily tasks can take its toll over time. When this happens, it may be time to make some positive changes in your life. Having someone to provide nonjudgmental support and guidance can make all the difference during these life transitions. I am here to help.

I have a passion for aiding others as they navigate through life’s difficult situations. I graduated with my Masters in Social Work in 2016 from the University of Southern California. I have experience working in hospital settings, residential substance abuse treatment, and within the criminal justice system. I am also a military veteran and have deployed overseas. I use a Client-centered approach to therapy, while utilizing evidence-based treatments such as CBT and DBT.

My goal is to create a safe and nonjudgmental space so that I can assist clients in working through their healing process. Please give yourself permission to take the time to heal and discover skills and solutions to get you back on track. Feel free to contact me today.​

​Licensed Therapist, NV# 8428-C, CA# 96656, & OR# L8073

Jennifer McCombs

Haley Kuykendall

LCSW

Haley is passionate about seeing lives and relationships restored. She recognizes the courage it takes to come to therapy and believes that transformation happens in context of relationships when people feel heard and understood. Her hope is to invite clients into a safe space where they have the opportunity to confront painful and uncomfortable issues. Haley believes through a collaborative process integrating cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and trauma interventions, she can help her clients work to find insight and develop skills that lead to healing. Haley completed both her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree in social work at the University of Nevada, Reno. Haley has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her background consists of working with families, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, substance use, and suicidal ideation.

​Licensed Therapist, NV# 10093-C

Kaleigha Valdez

Dana Spaulding

LCSW

Dana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about empowering individuals and families in the community. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and her Master’s of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her background consists of working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, substance use, and suicidal ideation. Dana has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She uses a strength-based approach to treatment and places high importance in creating a strong therapeutic alliance with clients.

Dana enjoys utilizing Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral practices in therapy as well as helping clients identify individualized goals. She emphasizes the importance of understanding the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She enjoys assisting clients in utilizing coping skills and mindfulness practices to manage intense emotions.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker NV#10573-C

Junice Nunez

Wendy Loyd

LCPC-S

Wendy has been providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and couples since 2015. She works with adolescents and adults who present with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, stage of life transitions, and relationship distress. Wendy helps her clients draw upon their innate strengths in order to heal from trauma, build stress resilience, foster deeper connections with self and others, and increase overall joy and fulfillment. She believes that the aim of therapy is to develop mindfulness, acceptance, and behavioral skills for responding to difficulties in ways that foster growth and optimal well-being.

Wendy is formally trained and certified in several Evidence Based Practices that the treatment approaches, and personalizes the treatment approaches to the individual. Wendy is also an approved Clinical Supervisor in the states of Nevada and Idaho.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor NV CP1208-R/ Idaho LCPC 6893

Gottman Level II Certified

Amy Center

Tiffany Blakeman

LCPC

While on this journey called “life” I have discovered I have a passion to plant seeds and encourage others. As an LCPC, I strive to provide a safe place for individuals to explore various aspects of their lives and create a healthy balance. There are a few motts I have adopted over time; “you do not have to be broken to seek out therapy”, and “seasons in life”. I hope to help break the stigma of therapy by always meeting people where they are at, building a healthy rapport, being open to learning from others, and gently challenging individuals to be the best version of themselves. I also believe we have seasons in life, and that not one season is the same. “Everything for a reason” and “in the right and perfect time”, are two other mottos. In a world of immediate gratification and quick answers, it can be challenging to learn how to navigate and/or remove our expectations. It is also difficult to understand and accept we will never have all the answers. Aside from being an LCPC, I have 20+ years of experience in business/corporate environments, which I believe provides me additional insight into work/life balance and professional challenges individuals encounter.

Licensed Therapist, NV #CP5359 

Dave Reid

Dave Reid

LMFT

Our attachments with people and our spiritual health form the bedrock of healthy functioning. Attachments are what give us meaning in life, self-worth, creativity, courage and adaptability in tough circumstances. To the degree our attachments are emotionally unsafe, inflexible or uncertain, to that degree we struggle with depression, anxiety, additive coping, unresolved grief and more. Additionally, our spiritual values put life in perspective and display the big picture of life and love. When attachments are safe and healthy, distressed relationships heal, anxieties fade, and loss/disappointments can give way to a new attractive future.

Dave specializes in couples seeking an emotionally close, fulfilling relationship. He works with individuals and families facing an array of issues. He relies upon Attachment Theory,  Emotionally Focused Therapy, The Grief Recovery Method, Christian faith, and 37 years of marriage. He draws from other approaches too, since many integrate into Attachment Theory.

​Dave also specializes in helping couples, individual and families discover or establish safe and more fulfilling relationships. He draws from a rich education, a lifestyle of learning, a deep faith foundation, and international travel. Dave’s education includes Bachelor of Science from Multnomah University, Master of Divinity from Multnomah University, and MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University.

​Licensed Therapist, NV# 4261

Monique Stanfield

Dr. Monique Stanfield

Psychologist – PsyD

Dr. Stanfield views her role with clients as helping them navigate their emotional journey. Whether a situational stressor, or an ongoing struggle, her whole person approach provides emotional and behavioral support as well as resources that can help individuals move forward to improve their quality of life.

For Dr. Stanfield, treating her clients means partnering with them to help them find the right tools for their individual style. She sees it as her role to assist the client in identifying their needs, which helps them build a scaffolding to build and grow upon. She believes the client usually already has the answer within, and just needs assistance in bringing it to the forefront. She offers her client’s a safe, non-judgmental place to talk and process their experience, and to help them explore options for making positive changes in their lives.

Dr. Stanfield is a Licensed Psychologist in Reno, NV since 2007. Over the past 15 years she has worked in different settings including private practice, medical offices and in mental health hospital systems. She holds a Doctorate of Psychology, as well as Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. She attended programs at UC Davis, Pepperdine University and California School of Professional Psychology. Outside of practicing as a clinician, she is also an Adjunct Professor and a Psychological Consultant. She is a member of the Nevada Psychological Association and American Psychological Association with specialties in Anxiety, Depression and Chronic Pain

​PsyD License – PY0538

Laura Blauenstein

Laura Blauenstein

LCSW

Laura is a Licensed Clinical Social Work who establishes a safe setting for people to explore their perceptions, increase self-awareness, and develop an understanding or their behavior. She has an authentic, non-judgmental, radially affirming, and intersectional approach. She believes therapy is a collaborative process and mobilizes an integrative approach to help individuals build a skillset for improving the quality of their life experiences. Laura has a background in working with diverse individuals across various settings and with the broader community to promote overall wellbeing. She is passionate about research, attending and presenting at conferences, and enhancing the knowledge base of therapeutic applications.

​Laura achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Social Work, and a Doctoral degree in Human Sexuality. She feels privileged to work with all individuals and is especially trained to work on goals relating to attachment, personality, sexual health and functioning, sexual desire, sexual pleasure, sexual trauma, diverse sexual interests and/or behaviors, fetishes, kink, BDSM, sex work, compulsive or impulsive sexual behavior, preoccupation, and/or material consumption, ethical non-monogamy, infertility, infidelity, sexual pain, intimacy issues relating to disability and/or chronic conditions, sexual body image, and intimacy skills. Laura is an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.

​Licensed Clinical Social Worker, NV#10981-C

Daniel Mascret

Brenda Juarez-Castro

CSW-I

I have 8 years of experience in the mental health field and have worked with an extensive range of people. I enjoy working with all ages and have considerable experience in working with children, teens, family therapy, child-parent relational issues, trauma, anxiety, generational trauma, and depression. I use an inclusive, integrative, and multi-faceted approach which incorporates evidenced-based techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. With a focus on client-centered therapy, we can work collaboratively to best meet your needs and reach your goals. My goal is for clients to feel comfortable in our sessions to be able to explore issues and learn skills to use in daily life to manage difficulties and well-being. I hold a Master degree in Social Work and Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Sociology which supplement my therapeutic approach by considering your individual, social, and environmental experiences.

Hablo Español.

​Clinical Social Work Intern, NV#IC-1853

Daniel Mascret

Victoria Yeghiayan

CSW-I

Victoria is a Clinical Social Work Intern who enjoys helping her community by providing an open and safe space for her clients. She received her Bachelors in Psychology and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Victoria has experience working with young children, teens, and adults using various therapeutic methods. She specializes in mindfulness, solution focused, and person centered approaches that serve diverse needs of clients.

She takes pride in collaborating with clients to help them achieve their therapeutic goals while cultivating a validating and empathetic environment.

​Clinical Social Work Intern, License # IC-2224

Daniel Mascret

Lauren Huffman

CPC-I

Our lives are lived in our bodies as well as our minds. Understanding that connection creates pathways to healing. Trauma recovery happens when we make space for our minds and bodies to heal together, and in therapy we will collaborate to create that space for you. My approach emphasizes safety, non-judgment, and accepting all parts of yourself so that you can live from a foundation of self-acceptance. Building on that foundation, balance, peace, and agency can be gained by identifying and responding to what is in your control. In therapy, we will dive into the relationships that define your life and examine how they show up in your day-to-day experience now. You will learn tools and skills to respond to life changes and emotions in the moment. I help adults of all ages manage depression, anxiety, trauma-related concerns, and life transitions. I offer military culture-informed therapy for all those connected to the U.S. Armed Forces, including veterans, service members, and their families.

CPC-I License #CI5387

Daniel Mascret

Morgan Rubenacker

CPC-I

I believe in the potential of people. I think that people are funny, interesting, and resilient and it is my goal to help my clients (re)discover their own unique and authentic self. I use a holistic and eclectic therapeutic approach, one that combines traditional therapies such as CBT and Adlerian with mindfulness, strengths focused, and empowerment. Clients will hear me say, “because you went through XYZ, no wonder you are showing up like THIS. Now what are we going to do about it?” To me, this acknowledges the past, validates the present, and gives us a direction to move forward. I aim to use humor, non judgment, and authenticity to create a collaborative environment, one where the client and I can grow together.

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2023 from Capella University. I am also a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Personal Trainer.

CPC-I License #CI5225

Dhalia Silva

Debbie Prines

MFT-I

What are your needs and what are your goals in life? Obstacles holding you back or holding your relationships down? Life can become unmanageable at times, and I understand life can become difficult. There is hope, you can become the best version of you without depression, without anxiety, without having conflict with loved ones or feelings of fear from trauma. Setting goals is part of our first session, so you know the area you are working towards to be a version of you, you are happier with. I have experience working with children, youth and adults. My specialties Include: Depression, anxiety, marital problems, family problems, OCD, life transitions, major life trauma, behavior modification, and parent child relationships. I am formally trained in many different therapeutic approaches including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, systemic approaches, and Vagus Nerve regulation. I am also fluent in Spanish.

NV License # MI1208

Dhalia Silva

Omar Ramirez

MFT-I

Since graduating with my masters in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon, my goal has been to offer individuals and couples the opportunity to identify strengths and solutions in a safe and comfortable environment while also alleviating any obstacles along the way. In my time as an MFT-I, I have used an integrated model for both individuals and couples, which makes it easy to be as flexible as possible for everyone I see. Not all models or interventions are one size fit all and I want to ensure everyone I work with has their needs met. I hope to encourage everyone I work with to take that step that’s important for them. From my perspective, the client is the director and I’m just following along.¡También ofrezco servicios de terapia en español!

NV License #MI4290

Dhalia Silva

Dhalia Silva

MFT-I

Finding the courage to speak about challenging life events can be difficult. I aim to work collaboratively with each individual and aim to provide a welcoming, safe, and comforting environment for all. I believe that healing often requires a deeper look and understanding of attachment and emotional wounds. From an ‘Emotionally Focused Therapy’ perspective, I help to bring emotional awareness and identify ways to create more secure and healthy attachments with the self and others. It is also my belief that everyone has strengths. Using the solution focused approach, amongst other techniques, I help each individual identify their strengths that may assist them with achieving their therapeutic goals.

My goal is to support each client in their therapeutic journey by being in the present with them and helping them build skills that can bring about hope and change. My areas of specialty include working with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, couples/marital issues, families, children, and adolescents. I also speak Spanish.

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies degree, with minors in psychology and developmental disabilities, attained at the University of Nevada, Reno. I’ve also received my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy degree at Capella University. As a state intern, I am supervised by MFT board-approved supervisors including two outside supervisors and Dr. Wright, the founder and executive director of MBCA. Their individual and combined experiences means I am well guided, and you will be in good hands.

Therapist Intern, NV# MI14118

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