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About Our Carson Team

Find Strength and Inspiration

407 N Walsh Street 

Carson City, NV 89701

Succulents on Windowsill

We're Clinicians in Carson City and Reno, Nevada. We love collaborating  with clients to identify resources and build solutions.

When working with us, you can expect:

 

  • Compassionate authenticity (aka, some truth bombs)

  • Enthusiasm about hearing your story. We're fans of your bravery and resilience already  

  • A fierce belief in your ability to make sustainable, meaningful  change

  • A touch of humor (one of the most essential life skills) 

  • Lots of plant metaphors. Because, after all, we can often blame it on our roots 

Victoria Smith, LCSW, Owner

*Not accepting new clients*

I've completed additional training in the areas of Perfectionism, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Phobias, OCD, and ADHD. I enjoy learning about neurodiversity and the way it impacts mental health.  I also think it can be valuable to acknowledge and examine the messages that we receive from our environment throughout life.  I work a lot with perfectionists who tend to be driven, high achievers, but also have unrealistic standards of themselves and a heightened fear of failure. As a result, the perfectionist mindset creates a sense of stress, anxiety, or anger. Let’s work on creating change together- so that you can develop confidence, learn to cope with worrisome thoughts, and show yourself and others true compassion.  

775. 298. 6386 

Lyra, BCBS, Anthem,

United Healthcare, Aetna, UMR

Prominence, Hometown health

- Perfectionism

- ADHD

- OCD

- Anxiety

- Phobias 

- Grief

- Mood-Disorders

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Carissa Russell, CSW-Intern

*Not accepting new clients*

My approach is centered in building strong relationships with my clients, working collaboratively to address concerns, and fostering an environment of trust and understanding- with humor sprinkled along the way. I enjoy working with those wanting to decrease anxiety, increase self-confidence, and find their own unique inner power.  My background lies in fostering social and emotional skills in children and helping families navigate the challenges of parenting and personal growth. I enjoy working with adults who are struggling with past trauma, burnout, or life transitions.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, exploring nature, and engaging in my own self-care and personal growth.  

775.298.6386

To schedule with Carissa, email 

BCBS, Cigna, Aetna

- Perfectionism

- Teens

- Self-Esteem

- Emotion Regulation & Self-awareness

- Children & Parenting 

- Workplace stress

- Family Therapy

- LGBTQIA+

- ADHD

-Grief 

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85 Keystone Avenue, Suite 205

Reno, NV, 89503

Christina Reinholz, CSW-Intern

I am a Clinical Social Worker Intern in the Northern Nevada area. I guide clients in exploring their inner dynamics, fostering self-compassion and creating pathways to holistic recovery. You can expect in my sessions genuineness, compassion, and some  occasional.

I focus on a client-centered approach that prioritizes empowerment and collaboration and I enjoy guiding my clients toward meaningful change and growth.

BCBS, Cigna, Aetna,

- Anxiety

- Anger

- Teens

- Self-Esteem

- Grief

- Emotion Regulation

- Perfectionism

Danielle Langum, CSW- Intern

I work with teens and adults, particularly those transitioning out of high school and into the next stages of their lives, who find it easy to show compassion to others, but struggle to show themselves the same kindness. They are often perfectionists, people-pleasers, sensitive people, and over-thinkers. I have considerable experience working with teenagers, college students, and young adults, but I enjoy working with all ages. I have completed additional training related to perfectionism, anxiety, and ADHD. 

When working with me, you can expect to feel understood, supported, and gently challenged to make shifts that will move you forward. Whether your focus is on strengthening your relationships, navigating difficult life transitions, or "unsticking" yourself from depression, anxiety, or trauma, our work together is aimed at empowering you to create positive change.

775.453.6787

Aetna, Cigna, Hometown Health

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- Anxiety

- ADHD

- Addiction

- Teens

- School Issues

- Sports Performance

- Stress

- Perfectionism

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Jessica Soukup, LCSW

I am passionate about helping individuals achieve their best sense of self and find fulfillment in life. Sometimes, we are held back by past hurts, low self esteem, anxiety, loss, or past trauma. Therapy can help you find ways to overcome life challenges, feel more confident, and have better relationships,I strongly value a person-centered approach in treatment. This means it is of the upmost importance that the therapeutic relationship feels safe, non-judgmental, warm, genuine and empathic in order for you to access true emotional change.

(775) 301-5774

jsoukup@groundedrootstherapy.org

Lyra, BCBS, Anthem,

United Healthcare,  UMR, Aetna,

Prominence, Hometown health

- Anxiety

- Women's Issues

- Self-Esteem

- Teens

- PTSD

- Grief

- Spirituality 

- Sleep Issues

- Suicidal Ideation 

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Bay-Lee Power, MFT-Intern

*Not accepting new clients*

Sometimes life can feel so overwhelming, and when you don’t have time or space for yourself to process, the burden can feel too big to bare. Stress, overwhelming emotions, relationship difficulties, and other life stressors can prevent us from experiencing joy and leave us feeling fearful and hopeless. Many don’t know where to start when it comes to processing difficult emotions, overcoming trauma and loss, or opening up to someone for the first time.

Through kindness, respect, and collaboration, I help clients to explore their strengths, fears, motivations, and goals. I teach skills to help develop mindfulness, emotional resiliency, and the interpersonal skills necessary to foster healthy relationships with others. Whether you are new to therapy or are accustomed to the process, I hope to provide a warm, safe, and personalized environment for you to discover more about yourself and develop the skills to build the life you want.

(775) 374-6931

Aetna, Cigna, Hometown health, BCBS

- Addiction

- Perfectionism

- Teens

- Suicidality

- Borderline Personality

- PTSD

- Chronic Pain

- Grief

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Rebecca Craghill, LCSW

If you are looking to take a dive into self-exploration to uncover, discover and begin your healing journey then you are in the right place. This is your invitation to partner with me and address your therapeutic needs. If you are looking to address trauma and psychological discomfort, including grief and loss with life transitions for better quality of life or looking to improve boundaries, communication and emotional regulation we might be a good fit.

I specialize using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Trauma Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (TFACT) to empower you toward your goals. Providing individual and couples counseling, I enjoy working with adolescents and adults of all ages. I use a variety of modalities to support support the spectrum of mental health.

 Aetna,   BCBS, UHC, UMR , Prominence, Hometown Health

- -EMDR certified

-Trauma

- Couples Therapy

- Anxiety

- Teens

- Depression

- Grief

- PTSD

- Codependency

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Emily Spalding, LCSW

*Not accepting new clients*

I provide a kind and gentle approach in order to support clients. My goal is to help clients to make lifestyle changes, and gain tools, all while gaining insight and healing towards their past and present to better their future, mental health, relationship with self, and interpersonal relationships.

I have worked with people who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence, co-occurring disorders, family/relationship issues, self-esteem issues, and mood disorders. I have training in utilizing EMDR, ACT, CBT, DBT, attachment style, and narrative/trauma therapy.

BCBS, Anthem, UHC, UMR, Lyra,  Aetna,

 Hometown health

-EMDR trained

Depression/Anxiety

- Family  Therapy

- PTSD

- Self-Esteem

- Family Therapy

- Grief

- Parenting

-LGBTQIA+

- ADHD/ADD

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Liz Nunez, LCSW

*Not accepting new clients*

I have a decade of experience in multiple areas and with various socioeconomic backgrounds. I work with a variety of life stressors such as anxiety, depression, trauma, family struggles, relationship issues, etc. My approach is to help guide you through worries, educate you to think outside the box, and challenge old thinking patterns.

775.256.8304

BCBS, Anthem, UHC, UMR, Lyra,  Aetna,

 Hometown health, Prominence 

- EMDR trained

-Perfectionism

- Anxiety

- Self-Esteem

- Emotion Regulation & Self-awareness

- Bipolar Disorder

- Substance use

- Teens 

- LGBTQIA+

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Whitney Tynes, MFT-Intern

While I mostly work with children, teens, and their families using a combination of play therapy, parenting skills, and family sessions. I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals and couples too.

Reaching out is always the hardest part! Good job to you for taking this first step. I look forward to welcoming you into this new phase of your life. Working together as you find healing and make the changes in your life that will bring you peace.

 

775-490-2641

Cigna, Aetna,

 Hometown health

-Depression/Anxiety

- Self-Esteem

- School related issues

- Stress

- Grief

- Teens

- Play Therapy

- Anger

ADHD

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Stephanie Vargas, LCSW, LCADC

*Not accepting new clients*

If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or sustaining sobriety and would like to learn skills to navigate these challenges I am the right therapist for you.I can also provide court approved Drug and Alcohol Assessments as well as Level I treatment.

My specialty is substance use treatment as well as co-occurring disorders. I enjoy working with adults, as well as teens and their families. I have training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Seeking Safety- which helps clients with a diagnosis of PTSD and/or a Substance Use Disorder.

BCBS, Anthem,

United Healthcare, Aetna, Hometown health, UMR

- Anxiety

- Women's Issues

- Self-Esteem

- Teens

- PTSD

- Grief

- Spirituality 

- Sleep Issues

- Suicidal Ideation 

- Substance use

Vish Durdevic, LCPC

Telehealth only

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and my approach to therapy is holistic, person-centered and I take time to get to know each of my clients to create individualized treatment plan that will suit you the best. I am also an EMDR trained therapist.  I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I know it takes courage to seek happier life and  I work hard to create a safe environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgement

To schedule, email me at 

Aetna, BCBS, UMR, UHC

-Depression/Anxiety

- Self-Esteem

- Stress

- Grief

- Trauma

- Anger

- Addiction

-Sports Performance

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