Mary Minten is a Licensed Relationship and Family Therapist, Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor.
Treatment is available for:
Individual, Couple, and Family Health
Family and Parenting Issues
Sexual Health and Intimacy
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) Relational and Individual Health
Supervision for clinicians and professionals is available for:
Marriage and Family Therapist Interns for licensure (primary and secondary supervision)
Other topics of interest to clinicians and professionals for continuing education and personal supervision, such as Motivational Interviewing (including tape coding, feedback, and group or individual trainings); sexual health and sex therapy; LGBTIQ Health; basics of DBT therapy, Gottman Seven Principles of Making a Marriage Work and more.
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. Her in-depth clinical training supports the challenges many 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 and small 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/or their gender.
For couples we have couples therapy, as well as groups for building friendship, conflict resolution, and sexual health, and groups for couples based on the
Gottman Method Seven Principles of Making a Marriage Work. Sex therapy for couples includes Gottman's interventions and research on sexual health as well as many other modalities to increase sexual, erotic, sensual, and romantic life. We also offer parenting classes particularly for parenting kids and adolescents with intense emotional responses. These classes are based on work by John Gottman and principles of DBT therapy.
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 physically able-bodied, married, dating, or 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. We believe national board certification in sexology offers you the most comprehensive treatment - national board certification in sex therapy and clinical sexology requires in-depth and intensive training with rigorous standards, supervision, and training.