"This tragic but realistic view of life has long influenced my relationship to those who seek my help. Though there are many phrases for the therapeutic relationship (patient/therapist, client/counselor, analysand/analyst, client/facilitator, and the latest — and, by far, the most repulsive — user/provider), none of these phrases accurately convey my sense of the therapeutic relationship. Instead I prefer to think of my patients and myself as fellow travelers, a term that abolishes distinctions between “them” (the afflicted) and “us” (the healers). During my training I was often exposed to the idea of the fully analyzed therapist, but as I have progressed through life, formed intimate relationships with a good many of my therapist colleagues, met the senior figures in the field, been called upon to render help to my former therapists and teachers, and myself become a teacher and an elder, I have come to realize the mythic nature of this idea. We are all in this together and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence."
Irvin D. Yalom, M.D. The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients.
We offer client-centered psychotherapy services, substance abuse counseling and trauma informed care. Services feature a mind-body-spirit approach emphasizing empowerment, congruence and healthy attachment.
We offer quality and affordable individual, couple, family, and group therapy. 45 minute sessions are $100. Sliding scale rates are available. Please ask us about our 20% off package deal. Online sessions are available for your convenience. Comprehensive mental health and substance use assessments are available for $120.00. Bro-Bono services are offered on a limited basis.
Orenda Therapeutic Services PLLC
A comfortable, safe therapeutic space is important to the healing process.
Empower ● Heal ● Grow
Our space provides opportunity for a collaborative therapeutic conversation.
mission & vision
To empower individuals and families.
To provide opportunities for healing.
To grow as individuals, as families, and as a community.
I am honored you have given your time to get to know me a little better. Well, I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Nevada. I received my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Additionally, I hold a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Bachelors degree in History from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
My therapeutic approach is holistic, client-centered, and will be uniquely structured to you, your relationships, your experiences, and circumstances. I will strive to be genuine, empathetic, empowering, and to provide a safe, supportive space to connect, heal and grow.
I believe that you will find that I am a very understanding, down-to-earth person, whose life experiences are not unlike your own. I recognize the ups and downs that can come from being in a partnership, and from finding and maintaining your individuality. I can also relate to the joys and challenges of wanting the best for your children, providing for a family, as well as, life's unexpected curve balls, the deep hurt of past pain, and the uncertainty of change and transitions.
Again, I appreciate your taking the time to get to know me a little better. Choosing a therapist can be confusing, but I encourage you to find the therapist that you feel most comfortable with. I truly believe that this will make your experience in therapy its most effective. If you are interested in seeing if I am the right therapist for you, please call me to schedule an appointment. I look forward to the amazing healing work we will do together.