Our Counselors in Las Vegas, Nevada


Amanda Petry, LCSW

** Now offering Online TeleHealth services

Individuals are shaped by their experiences.  Many individuals experience trauma and severe life stressors, which may cause their lives to crumble.  Trauma and life stressors may be continuous throughout an individual’s life or come unexpectedly.  Amanda's desire is to bring some healing to people who have experienced a stressful and/or traumatic event in their lives.  Amanda devotes herself to her clients, who include children, adults, and families.  She strives to help her clients develop positive self-worth and coping skills so they may find inner peace.  Amanda also encourages her clients to share their feelings and thoughts to build healthy relationships in every facet of their lives, while maintaining appropriate boundaries.

Amanda believes in a holistic approach to healthcare.  She knows that no single therapeutic intervention will be beneficial for every client.  Therefore, she has been trained in various evidence-based modalities such as; Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Gestalt Play Therapy, to name a few. Her aim is to accommodate the needs of her diverse clientele and construct an individualized treatment plan according to those needs.

Amanda is a local of Reno, NV, and obtained her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) in spring 2015.  She graduated with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in spring 2017 in the UNR School of Social Work Advanced Standing program.  Amanda has experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings conducting group, individual, couple's, and family therapy with children, adolescents and adults. Amanda joins Thriveworks Las Vegas to continue her efforts in helping those in the community.  In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dogs. She loves working out, traveling, and adventuring.

Amanda is committed to her clients, and she believes that the therapist and client connection is paramount.  She wants to collaborate with her clients in their treatment and help them work towards their own therapeutic goals.  It is Amanda's hope that her clients find a balance in their lives and learn that even negative feelings and/or experiences can teach us something.

Ages:

  • Children ages 5 to 12
  • Adolescents ages 13 to 18
  • Adults 18 +

Focus Areas:

  • Coping skills
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment to change/life transitions
  • LGBTQ+
  • Domestic violence
  • Family conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Self-esteem/self-worth
  • Couples counseling
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Substance abuse
  • Co-occurring disorders

Modalities:

  • Talk therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Play therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion focused therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy

Jamie Facholas, MA, LCPC

** Now offering Online TeleHealth services

Jamie, MA, LCPC, is a licensed Clinical Practical Counselor. Jamie began providing therapeutic services in the Provo/Salt Lake area in the state of Utah, treating individuals, families and couples dealing with a variety of mental and emotional health challenges. Jamie’s experience includes working in community-based treatment facilities, intensive outpatient, inpatient settings, working with first responders, active military and veterans. Where she has accumulated over 7 years of therapy experience. Utilizing a client-centered, cognitive-behavioral approach, Jamie’s therapeutic style uses a humanistic approach which is compassionate, caring and empowering for the clients she serves. Jamie obtained her higher education from Columbia College in Psychology and completed her graduate studies with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. Jamie encourages her clients to be more present in their lives and to embrace their human experience by helping them to achieve their goals wherever their life journey leads them.

Ages:

  • Adults (ages 18+)

Focus Areas:

  • Women’s Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Trauma-related Disorders
  • Depression
  • Co-Dependency
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Grief and Loss Counseling
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Conduct Related Disorders
  • Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse Counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Divorce/Blended Family Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transition
  • Emotional Management Problems/Reactivity
  • Family Counseling
  • Gender and Identity Issues
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Phobias
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Prevention Education
  • Relationship & Communication Problems
  • Religious Concerns
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Health & Identity
  • Social/Anxiety Disorders
  • Spirituality Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Veterans Issues
  • Active Military
  • First Responders

Modalities:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Parent-Training
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation Training

Kelly Campbell, LCSW

** Now offering Online TeleHealth services

Kelly Campbell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has extensive experience working with the mental health population.  Kelly worked in psychiatric hospitals for over 10 years which gained her the expertise in understanding and treating many acute dispositions.  Kelly has worked with children as young as 3 years old and has worked with geriatric patients up to the age of 80+ years old. Kelly gained tremendous experience being the Director of a Partial Hospitalization Program at Spring Mountain Treatment Center.  Kelly has worked with outpatient clinics for several years and believes that being a mental health therapist is her purpose in life. She is a firm believer that the mind and body are deeply connected and lives by that philosophy. Kelly is an enthusiastic and outgoing person who is extremely easy to bond with while holding ethical client confidentiality to the highest standard.

Ages:

  • Children (ages 4-12)
  • Adults (ages 18+)

Focus Areas:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Child and Adult Abuse
  • Custody Issues
  • Geriatrics
  • PTSD
  • Sexual Offenders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Troubled Teens
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Play Therapy

Dustin Tomblin, MA, CPC, LADC

** Now offering Online TeleHealth services

Dustin Tomblin is a Certified Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He has been providing counseling in Las Vegas, Nevada since 2014. Dustin’s counseling experience includes work with diverse populations facing complex medical, mental health and substance use concerns. Through non-profit agency and private practice, a primary aspect of Dustin’s counseling experience includes individual and group counseling for people living with HIV.

Dustin’s approach to therapy relates to an integration of various orientations including the humanistic, cognitive behavioral, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR, and Post Modern narrative with emphasis on wellness and mindfulness. His therapeutic style is informed through the experience of life in its tragedy and triumph, where he extends compassion. As counselor Dustin is able to open a space of awareness where healing and wholeness happens. In this space of unconditional positive regard individuals discover, process and co-create a new story of who they are and what life, this amazing life can mean. Despite any past situation he knows for sure that Recovery, Surrender, Acceptance, Forgiveness, Peace, Joy, Wholeness and Health are real and possible

Ages:
Adults (ages 18+)

Focus Areas:

  • Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Stress, Impulse and Anger Management
  • Addiction, Substance use
  • Medical diagnosis, Chronic Illness
  • Mood disorders (Bipolar)
  • Existential crisis
  • Life stage transition
  • Identity development
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss

Modalities:

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Post-modern Narrative and Co-creation Therapy
  • Relaxation, Visualization and Mindfulness Training
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
Paula Johnson

Paula Johnson, MS., LCPC

** Now offering Online TeleHealth services

Paula is a licensed clinical professional counselor and began providing therapeutic services in 2013. Paula completed her Master’s degree at Nova Southeastern University, located in Ft. Lauderdale. Fl. Paula completed her post-masters internship in Las Vegas.  Her primary focus, in practice, is trauma. She has attended multiple seminars to become certified in treating Complex Trauma. As a survivor of domestic violence, Paula feels it is important to help abuse victims build resilience, strength, and internal power to live a happy, prosperous life.  Paula also works with families who have children, or loved ones, with TBI, to help them learn how to adjust to a “new normal”. Paula utilizes a client-centered, cognitive-behavioral approach. Her therapeutic style is compassionate, caring and empowering for the clients she serves.

Ages:

  • Adolescents (ages 14-18)
  • Adults (ages 18+)

Focus Areas:

  • Trauma-related Disorders
    • Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse Counseling
    • Domestic Violence
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Bipolar Disorders
    • Co-Dependency
    • Crisis Counseling
    • Grief and Loss Counseling

Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation Training

Sondra Bryant, LCSW

** Now offering Online TeleHealth services

Sondra Bryant is a Licensed Clinic Social Worker Licensed in the State of Nevada. Sondra has over 25+ years of extensive Clinical and Administrative field experience. Sondra has earned an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Criminal justice from Hampton University, Virginia and a Masters of Social Work  degree from Savannah State University, Georgia.

In addition Sondra has acquired a number of Post-graduate Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Certifications throughout her career. Sondra's broad-based experience in emotional health and recovery with diverse populations spans from coast to coast.  She has over 10 yrs of experience working with the Veterans Healthcare System, 3 yrs in Private Practice,  and several years employed as  Assistant Director of Social Services for NJ Department of Corrections.  Additionally she has worked and volunteered in Outpatient Addiction Recovery facilities, Centers for both Domestic violence and Rape Crisis and Social Service Agencies.

In practice  Sondra is well versed in Evidence-based Therapy modalities in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
Sondra's philosophy and counseling style in treatment encompasses a client-centered, collaborative, goal-oriented holistic therapeutic approach.
Attentiveness, compassion, empathy and problem solving is paramount in providing quality of care to every clients emotional needs.

Ages:

  • Adults (ages 18+)

Focus Areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Alcoholism(Counseling)
  • Cannabis Abuse
  • Chronic medical illness, disability, pain
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse Counseling
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gay/Lesbian "LGBTQ"
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Post Partum
  • Substance Abuse

Elaine McCullough, MA, LCPC

** Now offering Online TeleHealth services

Elaine McCullough, MA, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and has more than 18 years of diverse experience in counseling and helping others. In 2001, Elaine earned her Master of Arts degree in Agency Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy. Elaine specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. She assists others who present with a variety of concerns, concerns which stem from daily life stressors and/or past traumatic life events. Elaine possesses an extensive experience in community mental health, child welfare court system, juvenile justice system, community and school-based services.  Passion for helping and empowering others through attending to the client, having compassion, and total positive regard for those whom she has been gifted to help. Her goal of counseling is to assist an individual in identifying and accepting the tools they possess in order to live a more rewarding and fulfilled happy life.

Ages:

  • Children ages 6 to 12
  • Adolescents ages 13 to 18
  • Adults 18 +

Focus areas:

  • Relationship issues
  • Career counseling
  • Addiction issues
  • Co-dependency issues
  • Abuse issues
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Attention span/ADHD problems
  • Adjustment concerns
  • Anger management concerns
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood related concerns

Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Person Centered
  • Solution Focused
  • Behavior Modification
  • Trauma Focused
  • Family Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Relaxation

Elena De Salvo, LMFT

** Now offering Online TeleHealth services

Elena De Salvo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She began therapy practice during her MA Program at John F Kennedy University in San Jose, CA. She provided individual therapy to children and adults, counseled families and couples in the local Community Center. Elena’s therapeutic experience includes working in school-based settings, youth shelters, and private practice as well as in nonprofit Mental Health agency for culturally diverse and low-income population for more than five years. She primarily relies on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, solution- focused, experiential, and humanistic therapies, with the utilization of hypnosis and mindfulness. Elena’s therapeutic style is empathy, collaboration, and care.

Elena obtained Hypnotherapy Certification in Palo Alto School of hypnotherapy in 2015 and deepened in guided visualization and relaxation intervention to enhance the therapy session and bring long-lasting positive changes in the client’s life. In her spare time, Elena loves gardening and running among other activities. She speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian languages. Her main focus is for all her clients to live happily and to thrive!

Ages:

  • Adolescents (ages 13-18)
  • Adults (ages 18+)

Focus Areas:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma-related Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief and Loss Counseling
  • Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse Counseling
  • Modalities:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Parent-Training
  • Hypno Therapy

Eric Foraker, MS, LMFT

** Now offering Online TeleHealth services

Eric Foraker, MS, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with 15 years of therapy experience. He earned his advanced degree in Applied Psychology from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington and then completed post-Master’s studies in Marriage & Family Therapy at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Eric first became interested in mental health therapy as a supportive husband whose wife suffered from a traumatic brain injury and childhood abuse. His first therapy experience was working in a domestic violence counseling center for women and children. Eric has since worked with an extensive population that includes sexual offenders, sexual abuse victims, men struggling with anger management and sexual addictions, as well as individuals, couples and families having difficulties in their relationships. Incorporating a strengths-based, solution-focused approach that is grounded in family systems theory, Eric works very respectfully within his clients’ belief systems. His therapeutic goal is for each of his clients to maximize their potential while discovering increased peace and joy in their lives. Eric provides services in both English and Spanish.

Children (8-12)

Adolescents (13-18)

Adults (18+)

Focus:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Trauma-Related Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse (Victims & Perpetrators)
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Relationships
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Spanish-speaking Counseling

Modalities:

  • Client-centered Therapy
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Systemic Belief Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Ally Macy, LCSW

** Now offering Online TeleHealth services

Ally is a licensed clinical social worker who received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the State University of New York at Albany. She began providing therapeutic services in 2012 in southern Vermont, where she worked as a clinician at a residential treatment center for complex developmental trauma. It was there that she discovered her passion for working with those who have survived damaging experiences, yet remain immensely resilient.  Ally has had the opportunity to work in outpatient settings in Las Vegas, providing individual counseling to a range of individuals seeking help for various reasons. She specializes in treating trauma with EMDR therapy and completed her basic training in EMDR in 2015 as well as an advanced EMDR Child Specialist training in 2017. Ally tailors her therapeutic approach to each unique individual and provides a comfortable and supportive space for people to explore and process their thoughts and emotions. She believes that everyone already possesses the strength and wisdom that they are seeking within themselves, and feels honored to be a part of their journey to help guide them to feelings of happiness, health, and safety.

Ages:
  • Children (ages 6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
Focus Areas:
  • PTSD
  • Attachment Wounds/Trauma
  • Physical, Sexual, or Emotional Abuse/Trauma
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Life Changes
Modalities:
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Relaxation Techniques
  • Cognitive-behavioral Strategies (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Existential Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy

Amy Cosner, MA, LCPC

** Now offering Online TeleHealth services

Amy Cosner, MA, LCPC is a licensed clinical professional counselor and began providing therapeutic services in Colorado Springs, CO.  She works with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages and all mental health disorders. She specializes in treating women who have experienced sexual trauma and domestic violence, as well as those experiencing relationship difficulties. Amy also has vast experience with issues that are frequently experienced by those working in law enforcement, military, and related occupations. Amy’s approach is non-judgmental, knowledgeable, compassionate, and empowering. She gives her clients an authentic sense of feeling both understood and cared about.  She utilizes a variety of treatment modalities, to include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and attachment theory, among others. Amy is also trained to include a person’s spiritual beliefs in treatment, if desired.

Ages:

  • 13 and up

Focus Areas:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child and Adult Abuse
  • Codependency
  • Relationships
  • Women's Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions

Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy

Eric M. Burns, MA, LMFT

** Now offering Online TeleHealth services

Eric M. Burns, MA, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Eric began providing therapeutic services in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area, treating individuals, families and couples dealing with a variety of mental and emotional health challenges. Eric’s experience includes working in school-based, intensive outpatient and inpatient settings, where he has accumulated over 7 years of therapy experience. Utilizing a client-centered, cognitive-behavioral approach, Eric’s therapeutic style is compassionate, caring and empowering for the clients he serves. Eric obtained his Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California. In his spare time, Eric volunteers for various community organizations. Eric encourages his clients and their families to always strive to live
their Best Life!

Ages:

  • Adolescents (ages 13-18)
  • Adults (ages 18+)

Focus Areas:

      • Mood Disorders
      • Bipolar Disorders
      • Trauma-related Disorders
      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • Child and Adolescent Counseling
      • Co-Dependency
      • Crisis Counseling
      • Domestic Violence
      • Grief and Loss Counseling
      • Conduct Related Disorders
      • Academic Underachievement
      • Behavioral Disorders
      • Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse Counseling

Modalities:

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Client-Centered Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • Couples Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Parent-Training
    • Mindfulness and Relaxation Training

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