Our Counselors in Las Vegas, Nevada


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Lisa G. Walker, LCPC

Lisa G. Walker is a Clinical Professional Counselor with the state of Nevada and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina.   She obtained her Master of Science Degree in Human Services with a specialization in Marital, Couples and Family Counseling Therapy from Capella University.   Lisa has many years of experience working with adolescents, parents, families, adults, and couples.  Her experience encompasses working in the military and community sectors as a licensed clinician.  Lisa has provided Intensive-In-Home services to at-risk youth in the home, educational and community settings. Before obtaining her graduate degree worked as a social worker for many years providing services to youth and families in the local area and across the state of North Carolina.  She has completed training in Gottman Marital Therapy, Family Centered Treatment, and Emotional Focused Therapy among many others.  In working with a diverse population, she can genuinely provide sympathy and empathy without compromising the therapeutic relationship. Lisa also offers a faith perspective to counseling to those clients who are comfortable with this form of therapy and finds that it is often utilized as a valuable resource.  Some of Lisa’s favorite therapeutic models to utilize with clients consist of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, Systems Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, etc.   Some clients have gravitated and benefited from Faith Based Counseling as they navigate through life's challenges and triumphs.  It is important for clients to feel safe, respected and understood when addressing their needs. Through her therapeutic approach Lisa provides an environment of freedom and safety without judgment.

Specialties

  • Adolescents 12+
  • Couples
  • Adults 21 - 70

Issues

  • Career Counseling
  • Divorce
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions – Developmental Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • School Issues
  • Parenting
  • Women’s Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Anxiety

Types of Therapy

  • Life Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Marital/Couples
  • Family Systems
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Christian Counseling

Angela Keller, LCPC

Angela is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Nevada and a Licensed Practical Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.  She relocated to the Las Vegas area from Philadelphia after a year of traveling throughout the US.  Angela has worked with many individuals and family units throughout the United States through Tele-health, outpatient, inpatient, and on-site services.  Angela holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.  She has attended numerous training programs including those in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, creating affirming environments for the LGBTQ+ population, co-occurring disorders, autism in childhood, trauma throughout the lifespan, and domestic violence.  She is currently working on completing a specialization in Positive Psychology.

Throughout her career, Angela has worked with clients of all ages in various outpatient and inpatient settings, has provided in-home services to struggling families, and has coordinated a county-wide response team  within the crisis system in Pennsylvania.  She has provided services to incarcerated individuals with co-occurring disorders and has worked in a DBT program as both an individual counselor and a skills training facilitator.  Angela has also coordinated and implemented a domestic violence offenders’ program.

While Angela provides a wide variety of services to a broad array of individuals, couples, polycules, and families, she also provides a welcoming and affirming environment for members of the LGBTQ+ population and families that identify as “non-traditional”.  Angela’s counseling philosophy stems from the idea of building healthy skills that will help you to flourish in your daily life.  She believes that you are the author of your story and is honored to help you revise the next chapter to live a healthier and happier life.

Ages:

  • Children (ages 4-12)
  • Adolescents (ages 13 -17)
  • Adults (ages 18+)

Maricela Mergy, CPCI

Maricela is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Intern in the state of Nevada. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Las Vegas Nevada in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She believes that we may not have the power to change all things, but we have the power to change our perception of all things.

Maricela has witnessed Domestic Violence and divorce at a young age, which drives her passion for working with clients or loved ones who have been directly affected by trauma. She has undergone training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and uses this form of therapy to help clients who have been affected by trauma one way or another. Her therapy approach involves various orientations which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered, Solution Focused and Mindfulness therapy. Maricela believes each client will benefit from therapy and provides a compassionate, nonjudgmental care that encourages growth for clients.

Rod Johnson, CPC-I, CADC

Rod is a Masters Level Clinical Professional Counselor Intern working on completing the final testing stage of his licensure.

Rod is the perfect embodiment of “you’re never too old to finish something”. He began his bachelor’s degree in 1985 and did not finish until 2014. 29 years to finish a bachelor’s degree is an exceptionally long time. During that 29 years, Rod began a career as a Corrections Officer and Reserve Police officer, and life got in the way of school. During his time with the Macomb County Sheriff Office in Michigan, he worked in the medical and mental health units of the county jail. He relocated to Las Vegas in 1997, and like many coming to this town, worked an array of jobs. He eventually found himself working in the mental health field again, working in Basic Skills Training and Psychosocial Rehabilitation while working on finishing his degrees.

Rod earned his Master of Science in Psychology degree in 2018 from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His studies focused on both mental health and substance abuse counseling. He has a combined 26 years’ experience working in the mental health field, in various roles. Rod also has extensive experience in facilitating group therapy.

As the husband of a survivor of domestic violence and childhood trauma, Rod has a unique perspective in the treatment of those directly affected by loved ones with PTSD and trauma histories, as well as those directly affected by those issues. Rod takes a very no-nonsense approach to therapy and will tell you like it is, and then help you move past it to find the thing we all strive for: serenity and peace in your life.

Ages:

  • Ages 14-17
  • Ages 18+

 

Focus Areas:

  • Anger management
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples
  • Relationships
  • Sexual issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Men’s issues
  • PTSD

Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Client-Centered

Simone Jones, CPCI

Simone is a Masters Level Clinical Professional Counselor Intern working on completing her licensure.

Simone attained her Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling in 2017 from Grand Canyon University. She has a passion for God, life, and people. One of her favorites quotes is, “We become so others can become.” Her goal is to help people to become a better version of themselves, one session at a time. Simone has a special warmth for anyone that may be battling epilepsy, migraines, memory issues and low self-esteem; these are areas that she has had first hand experience with and is willing to help.

Simone experienced many highs and lows while attaining her degree but chose to use it as fuel to succeed. Simone can often be quoted reminding herself and clients that, “either I win or learn a lesson but losing is not an option”. Simone is a firm believer that all things happen in due season. Healthy self = Heal Thy Self.

Ages:

  • Adolescents (ages 12 -17)
  • Adults (ages 18+)

Virgil De Sio, LCSW

Virgil De Sio is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 14 years of experience working with individuals experiencing a wide range of behavioral health issues. Virgil has worked primarily in an outpatient and community-based setting providing in office and home-based psychiatric counseling services. Virgil primarily worked with adults but sees ages 16 to 80 with various mental health diagnosis. Virgil practiced for 3 years post-graduate in a DBT focused outpatient clinic in Rochester, NY before coming to Las Vegas in 2011 and continued providing behavioral health treatment to adults on an outpatient basis. Virgil takes pride in providing clients using different therapeutic modalities to include, but not limited to, DBT, CBT, and SFT. Virgil is a committed patient centered therapist who believes that treatment takes patience, effort, and understanding on both the part of the clinician and the client. Virgil is extremely easy to bond with while holding ethical client confidentiality to the highest standard.

Ages:

  • Ages 16-17
  • Ages 18-80

Focus Areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress, Anger Management
  • Relationships
  • Addiction, Substance use
  • Domestic Violence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia

Modalities:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Anger Management (10 week commitment)
  • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy

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, 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

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

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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