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775.247.5001

Do you need a Psychological Telephone Consultation? 

If you have something you would like to consult a psychologist about, but aren’t interested in engaging in psychotherapy, then you might find that a telephone consultation is the best option for your needs.

Telephone consultations are best for

1. specific questions that you have about a current situation.

2. understanding warning signs or symptoms in yourself or others that might warrant further action

3. family disputes over issues like inheritance, caregiving responsibiltiies, parenting or relationship decisions.

4. requests for information about psychological or medical problems from a psychological perspective

 

Telephone Consultation is not designed for:

1. Treating psychological symptoms or disorders

2. Changing dysfunctional family dynamics

3. Assessment of psychological problems or diagnoses

If you are looking to address these types of issues then please make an appointment to meet in person and discuss an assessment appointment to fully determine your needs.

Dusty - Head Shot (small)As a licensed psychologist in the states of Nevada and California, I have over 10 years of education, training, and professional experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults.  Having worked in a variety of settings (outpatient, inpatient, and forensic), I have a breadth of experiences and training to treat persons across the lifespan with differing mental health needs.

Education

I received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from Oral Roberts University (ORU) in secondary education, mathematics.  Having always been interested in understanding why humans behaved as we do, I decided to complete my Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at ORU.  After completing an internship working with adolescents struggling with substance abuse and behavioral issues I decided that I wanted to further my education by completing my doctoral degree and become a psychologist.  I attended Regent University and received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  While at Regent University I focused on developing skills in providing assessment, psychotherapy, and engaging in various research projects.  My dissertation focused on demonstrating initial efficacy for Sexual Identity Therapy (SIT) as an alternative therapeutic protocol in assisting those individuals who experience same sex attraction and yet have a valuative framework that opposes such feelings.

Experience

With over 10 years of training and professional practice, I have treated clients in a variety of settings.  My experiences have been broad, allowing me to gain experience in treating children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.  In addition, I have experience in completing assessments for a variety of concerns.  I specialize in the assessment of ADHD and learning disabilities.

My training during school included a variety of internships.  During my masters program I primarily trained at an outpatient clinic focused on treating adolescents struggling with substance abuse and behavioral concerns via individual, group, and family therapy.  I completed one year of practica experience during my doctoral program at the university counseling center treating, children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.  In addition I completed numerous psychological assessments for children and adults during this year.  My next practica experience was at an outpatient/inpatient facility again focused on the treatment of children with various mental health and behavioral concerns.  Throughout the completion of my doctorate degree I worked as a masters level clinician at Barry Robinson Center, providing individual and family therapy in an in-home setting.

I completed my American Psychological Association accredited, pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at Kaiser Permanente in Fresno, CA.  While there I worked in a variety of different settings including: individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults; family therapy; couples therapy; neuropsychological assessment; ADHD and learning disability assessment; group therapy; and crisis counseling in the Enhanced Outpatient Program.

Since obtaining my doctoral degree I have enjoyed working for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at various male prisons across the state.  I completed my post-doctoral hours needed for licensure there and have continued to work with a large range of mental health needs and/or behavioral challenges.  During the past several years I have worked with various populations within the prison system giving individual therapy, group therapy, and working in an inpatient hospital.

My Approach

While I believe in providing evidence-based treatment for various mental health concerns, I also see each person as a unique individual with varying experiences, cultures, and personalities.  Because of this view, I believe that therapy is a collaborative approach in which the therapist and client work together towards an ultimate goal.  My views of therapy could be described as an eclectic approach, influenced by humanistic psychology, family systems, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Should I consider starting therapy?

Therapy can be beneficial for a number of different reasons.  Research has shown that therapy can help alleviate symptoms related to a number of disorders as classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).  A number of people come to therapy to help in the treatment of various disorders such as: depression, anxiety, bipolar, etc.  In addition to the treatment of various disorders, therapy can also be beneficial as a way to promote personal growth, overcome challenges related to life experiences or hardships, or work on relationships in couples or family therapy.

Services I provide:

  • Individual therapy for adults, adolescents, and children (8 years and older)
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Parenting issues/skills
  • ADHD/ education-related assessment (these services are not currently being offered.  I hope to be offering these services in the near future)

Call 775.247.5001 for a confidential consultation.

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.
Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and the Magna Moralia, but the most complete surviving statement of his views on morality occurs in the Eqikh Nikomacoi .

Successful people ask better questions.

But on Aristotle’s view, the lives of individual human beings are invariably linked together in a social context. In the Peri PoliV he speculated about the origins of the state, described and assessed the relative merits of various types of government, and listed the obligations of the individual citizen.

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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.

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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.
Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and the Magna Moralia, but the most complete surviving statement of his views on morality occurs in the Eqikh Nikomacoi .

Successful people ask better questions.

But on Aristotle’s view, the lives of individual human beings are invariably linked together in a social context. In the Peri PoliV he speculated about the origins of the state, described and assessed the relative merits of various types of government, and listed the obligations of the individual citizen.

Luctus fermentum commodo

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.

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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.
Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and the Magna Moralia, but the most complete surviving statement of his views on morality occurs in the Eqikh Nikomacoi .

Successful people ask better questions.

But on Aristotle’s view, the lives of individual human beings are invariably linked together in a social context. In the Peri PoliV he speculated about the origins of the state, described and assessed the relative merits of various types of government, and listed the obligations of the individual citizen.

Luctus fermentum commodo

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.

Proin gravida nibh vel velit auctor aliquet. Aenean sollicitudin, lorem quis bibendum auctor, nisi elit consequat ipsum.

Integer vel libero arcu, egestas tempor ipsum. Vestibulum id dolor aliquet dolor fringilla ornare. Nunc non massa erat. Vivamus odio sem, rhoncus vel bibendum vitae, euismod a urna. Aliquam erat volutpat. Aenean non lorem arcu. Phasellus in neque nulla, sed sodales ipsum. Morbi a massa sed sapien vulputate lacinia. Vivamus et urna vitae felis malesuada aliquet sit amet et metus.

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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.
Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and the Magna Moralia, but the most complete surviving statement of his views on morality occurs in the Eqikh Nikomacoi .

Successful people ask better questions.

But on Aristotle’s view, the lives of individual human beings are invariably linked together in a social context. In the Peri PoliV he speculated about the origins of the state, described and assessed the relative merits of various types of government, and listed the obligations of the individual citizen.

Luctus fermentum commodo

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.

Proin gravida nibh vel velit auctor aliquet. Aenean sollicitudin, lorem quis bibendum auctor, nisi elit consequat ipsum.

Integer vel libero arcu, egestas tempor ipsum. Vestibulum id dolor aliquet dolor fringilla ornare. Nunc non massa erat. Vivamus odio sem, rhoncus vel bibendum vitae, euismod a urna. Aliquam erat volutpat. Aenean non lorem arcu. Phasellus in neque nulla, sed sodales ipsum. Morbi a massa sed sapien vulputate lacinia. Vivamus et urna vitae felis malesuada aliquet sit amet et metus.

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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.
Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and the Magna Moralia, but the most complete surviving statement of his views on morality occurs in the Eqikh Nikomacoi .

Successful people ask better questions.

But on Aristotle’s view, the lives of individual human beings are invariably linked together in a social context. In the Peri PoliV he speculated about the origins of the state, described and assessed the relative merits of various types of government, and listed the obligations of the individual citizen.

Luctus fermentum commodo

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.

Proin gravida nibh vel velit auctor aliquet. Aenean sollicitudin, lorem quis bibendum auctor, nisi elit consequat ipsum.

Integer vel libero arcu, egestas tempor ipsum. Vestibulum id dolor aliquet dolor fringilla ornare. Nunc non massa erat. Vivamus odio sem, rhoncus vel bibendum vitae, euismod a urna. Aliquam erat volutpat. Aenean non lorem arcu. Phasellus in neque nulla, sed sodales ipsum. Morbi a massa sed sapien vulputate lacinia. Vivamus et urna vitae felis malesuada aliquet sit amet et metus.

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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.
Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and the Magna Moralia, but the most complete surviving statement of his views on morality occurs in the Eqikh Nikomacoi .
But on Aristotle’s view, the lives of individual human beings are invariably linked together in a social context. In the Peri PoliV he speculated about the origins of the state, described and assessed the relative merits of various types of government, and listed the obligations of the individual citizen.

Luctus fermentum commodo

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos.

Aenean sollicitudin, lorem quis bibendum auctor, nisi elit consequat ipsum, nec sagittis sem nibh id elit.

Integer vel libero arcu, egestas tempor ipsum. Vestibulum id dolor aliquet dolor fringilla ornare. Nunc non massa erat. Vivamus odio sem, rhoncus vel bibendum vitae, euismod a urna. Aliquam erat volutpat. Aenean non lorem arcu. Phasellus in neque nulla, sed sodales ipsum. Morbi a massa sed sapien vulputate lacinia. Vivamus et urna vitae felis malesuada aliquet sit amet et metus.

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  • Nullam id dolor id eget lacinia odio posuere erat a ante
  • Integer posuere erat dapibus posuere velit

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