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, and relationship concerns.
Dr. Minten holds a post-graduate certificate program in Marriage and Family Therapy and a second post-graduate certificate in Sex . She has a specialization in LGBTIQ families and couples. She has advanced training in relational health, prevention and wellness for relationships, evidence-based modalities such as Emotion-Focused Therapy, motivational interviewing, Gottman Method (Certified), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR. She brings to her work an in-depth understanding of techniques to deepen creativity for personal growth. All of these pieces come together to provide the best care for her clients.
Dr. Minten offers supervision to Marriage and Family Therapist Interns. She teaches classes at Saybrook University and the University of Nevada Reno 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 nationally at 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
Dr. Mary Minten
Mary has a range of clinical skills and knowledge that come from comprehensive and in-depth training and experience. Mary is dedicated to providing quality care with the latest information and innovations, as well a time-tested methods. Mary supports individuals accepting themselves - their mistakes, challenges, feelings, and desires - while simultaneously encouraging, supporting, and challenging them to make needed and important changes.
Mary has worked with clients from all backgrounds and walks of life, with a variety of challenges: from large and small families to couples and individuals, from adolescents in residential treatment struggling with self-harm and suicide attempts, to adults in intensive outpatient treatment with co-occurring (mental health and substance use) disorders, to couples and individuals in outpatient therapy working to find their own sense of connection and value.