Mary Minten is a Relationship and Family Therapist, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, and Clinical Sexologist
Therapy is offered for Individuals (Adults, Children, Adolescents), Couples, Families, and Groups
Treatment is available for:
Individual, Couple, and Family Health
Family and Parenting Issues
Play Therapy for Younger Children
Sexual Health and Intimacy
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) Relational and Individual Health
Mary’s philosophy includes the idea that each person comes to treatment with their own strengths, goals, and dreams, which hold keys to recovery and healing. Thus finding a sense of purpose, building on one's strengths, and fostering hope are important elements in her work.
What makes our practice unique is first the range of clinical skills and knowledge that come from Mary's comprehensive and in-depth training and experience. As humans, we are spiritual, sexual, relational, mental, emotional, and physical beings, and treatment for the whole person is important.
Mary supports individuals accepting themselves - their mistakes, challenges, feelings, and desires - while simultaneously encouraging, supporting, and challenging them to make needed and important changes in themselves. She is trained and skilled in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and EMDR - each of these modalities is an evidence-based in-depth clinical training that supports the challenges any of us face as we embark on a journey of change. She has worked with clients from all backgrounds and walks of life, ith a variety of challenges: from large families to couples and individuals, from adolescents struggling with self-harm and suicide attempts, to adults with co-occurring (mental health and substance use) disorders that severely interfere with their relationships and professional/work lives, to couples and individuals working to find their own sense of connection and value for their sexuality and their gender.
Young kids can benefit from Play Therapy - a form of therapy that uses their language, the language of play. Ms. Minten uses a non-directive form of play therapy which allows kids to express their feelings and their needs in their own way. We also offer parenting classes particularly for parenting kids and adolescents with intense emotional responses.
For couples we have couples therapy, as well as groups for buidling friendship, conflict resolution, and sexual health, and groups for couples struggling with intimacy after physical or mental health issues.
Mary is the first board certified clinical sexologist in the Northern Nevada area. She works from a sex-positive framework-viewing sex and sexuality as sources of well being, health, creativity, connection, and pleasure in our lives. Sexual and relational health are for everyone, whether that need is small or large. Couples and individuals who come into treatment include old and young, various ways they are able-bodied, married and partnered/committed, monagamous and polyamorous, heterosexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender. Individuals and couples in the BDSM, swing, and kink communities will find support in this office.