We are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists who enjoy working with children (7-12), teens, women, men, couples, and families. We maintain a private practice in Reno, Nevada.
We are native Nevadans, raised in Reno and Carson City. We completed our BS degrees at the University of Nevada Reno which is where we met, and we have raised our family here in the Reno/Sparks community. We returned to school for MS degrees in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy at the University of Phoenix (Reno campus) specializing in narrative therapy. We are currently serving as private practitioners working with a broad spectrum of client concerns including grief and loss, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship discord, issues related to substance abuse and addiction, and with those who are struggling with physical limitations. We have recently provided family therapy at the Children’s Cabinet, Heal Therapy of Nevada, and Compass Behavioral Health, and we are currently at Serenity Mental Health in Carson City two days per week (Were we can accept Medicaid).
We emphasize a strength-based collaborative approach to therapy through therapeutic conversations that help families, couples, and individuals rediscover hope in the midst of the problem saturated stories of their current experiences. Our therapeutic approaches are based on a therapy of appreciation for the client and the influence of problems on the clients’ lives. We integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer highly personalized approaches tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, we work with individuals to help them rediscover their strengths, discover new possibilities, and help them move into their preferred life stories.
We worship at Life Church in South Reno. We have facilitated a variety of groups and classes at Sparks Christian Fellowship for over 10 years including: The Answer group, Boundaries, 12 Steps - A Spiritual Journey, Recharging Your Marriage, and parenting classes.
Education and Licenses:
MSC in Marriage, Child, and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix, Reno Campus.
Laura: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Nevada #01248
Wayne: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Nevada #01249
Level I Narrative Therapy with Stephen Madigan, PhD in Vancouver, BC
Level II Advanced Narrative Therapy with Stephen Madigan, PhD in Vancouver, BC
Therapeutic Conversations X and XI Conferences and Training, 2012 and 2014 sponsored by: Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy
Professional Activities and Memberships:
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
Nevada Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (NAMFT)