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New Leaf Counseling and Consulting

Mary Minten, PhD, MFT, CST, LCADC


Dr. Minten holds a doctorate in counseling from Oregon State University. This degree focuses on advanced clinical practice, supervision, teaching, and research.
She has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. This degree focused on diagnosis and treatment of mental health concerns, counseling theory and techniques, as well as relationship concerns.  In addition, Dr. Minten holds a post-graduate certificate program in Marriage and Family Therapy and a second post-graduate certificate in Sex Therapy. She has a specialization in LGBTIQ families and couples.  She is a member of  AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists), AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), SSSS (Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality), and she is a KAP (Kink Aware Professional)She has advanced training in sexual health, relational health, prevention and wellness for relationships, evidence-based modalities such as Emotion-Focused Therapy, motivational interviewing, Gottman Method (Certified), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Systemic and Existential Therapy, and EMDR. She brings to her work an in-depth understanding of techniques to deepen creativity. All of these pieces come together to provide the best care for her clients.

Dr. Minten offers supervision to Marriage and Family Therapist Interns and to professionals seeking competency as Sex Therapists. She teaches classes at Oregon State University, University of Nevada Reno, The Buehler Institute and she provides continuing education programs on sexual health, motivational interviewing, relationship wellness, and more. She presents locally through through the University of Nevada Reno's CASAT program (Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies), the Nevada American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (NAMFT) and at national conferences. 

​What do all the letters mean?
PhD: Doctorate in Philosophy, Counseling
MA: Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology
MFT: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
CST: Certified Sex Therapist (with AASECT - American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists)
LCADC: Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
AASECT Certified
The link will take you to an external website.
https://www.aasect.org/referral-directory
KAP Professional
​The link will take you to an external website.
​https://ncsfreedom.org/key-programs/kink-aware-professionals/kap-program-page.html