Meet our Providers
Self Pay Rate: $199
Dr. Melissa Kalodner, Psy.D
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Melissa F. Kalodner, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist with 21 years of experience. She graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology, now called Alliant University, in 1999. Since then, Dr. Kalodner has been helping the community in the Las Vegas area with their mental health needs. While maintaining a private practice, Dr. Kalodner has been the Clinical Director of non-profits, working with those in need of a positive outlook in their lives, clinical supervisor for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as providing hands on experience to doctoral level students. She was the President of the Southern Nevada State Psychological Association, has received multiple awards for her volunteer work, including Commendations from The United States Senate and received the Distinguished Graduate Honor from her college.
Dr. Kalodner is a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist who uses the model of CBT as a framework when working with the issues of: chronic pain, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bipolar disorder as well as ADHD. She believes the goal of therapy is for people to learn to negate their negative thoughts, thus improving their feelings and ultimately changing the way they feel and increasing positive outcomes and behaviors.
Alliant University - formally California School of Professional Psychology
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- Chronic pain
- Relationship difficulties
- Bipolar Disorder
Self Pay Rate: $99
Mario Ortiz, LMFT
Philosophy of Care
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Mario Ortiz has provided ongoing treatment to families and individuals from all walks of life. Mr. Ortiz is familiar with client assessments, treatment planning, providing effective interventions, and exploring coping techniques unique to each individual’s needs. Having provided public mental health services for the past eight years throughout California, Mr. Ortiz has provided treatment in multiple settings and with a diverse population ranging from children, adolescents, transitional aged youths, foster youth, probation youth, and adults from many different populations. He is skilled in utilizing cognitive-behavioral techniques and multiple evidenced-based practices with different populations including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), MAP, Positive Parenting Program, and Seeking Safety.
Mr. Ortiz is dedicated to fostering empathy, empowering individuals, and allowing their voices to be heard in their treatment. Mr. Ortiz puts the client’s needs first to help people achieve what they want from therapy and address what barriers they have experienced to accessing mental health care. New clients are greeted with a warm welcome and their stories are comprehensively heard to help build confidence and create inclusivity. Mr. Ortiz is passionate about working with individuals dealing with trauma, anxiety, OCD, and all forms of LGBTQIA+ related issues. With extensive experience working with diverse populations, Mr. Ortiz prioritizes fostering a safe and culturally humble space for growth.
Mr. Ortiz is fluent in Spanish and English. He is supportive and helps clients regain their confidence with a direct and problem-solving approach. Mr. Ortiz is a passionate therapist who is dedicated to serving clients utilizing his knowledge, experience, empathy, and creativity to help clients reach their goals with a side of good humor, heart, empathy, and kindness.
University of Phoenix
Master of Counseling
- Ages 0-65+
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Teresa Sanchez Black, LMFT
Philosophy of Care
Teresa Black is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Nevada who has 6 years experience collaborating with individuals of all ages including: parents seeking help with their child’s behavioral or developmental issues, adolescents and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and couples seeking help with relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of La Verne.
Teresa utilizes mindfulness based, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, family systems, motivational interviewing, narrative and behavioral approaches to therapy always keeping in mind the individual needs of every individual, couple and family.
Teresa seeks to establish a trusted and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and building on your own natural strengths and resilience. If you are interested or want to know more, do not hesitate to reach out.
University of La Verne
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Trauma focused
- Play therapy
- Anger management
- Relationship issues
- Grief & Loss