I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families… offering skills to help you communicate, connect and heal within your relationships, offering tools to alleviate and overcome depression/anxiety, providing a safe space to process your loss and grief or anything painful or stressful thing you may experiencing.
Reaching out for help can be difficult, yet it shows great strength and a glimmer of hope. You don’t have to go at it alone. I offer an empathetic, confidential, therapeutic relationship that will help you to process where you’re at and help you get to where you want to be.”
Since 2002, my life’s purpose has centered on helping others. I have found tremendous purpose and fulfillment in connecting with individuals, through my work as a child, teen, and adult teacher, yoga instructor, school counselor, and most recently a marriage family therapist intern. In addition, I bring my life experience of being a mother of 3 and a wife for almost 15 years, into the counseling office. My clients and students say that I am warm, engaging, compassionate, accepting, creative, present…and from my pre-teens and teens, “REAL.” This quest for authenticity or “BEING REAL,” is what I venture to bring out in my clients. It drives my work and inspires me to help others in their journeys toward healing, self-discovery, truth, and change. I have worked with a varied and diverse clientele, but especially enjoy working with pre-teens, teens, families, couples and parents. Trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, relationship issues, spirituality, and behavioral and school issues, are all areas that I can help with. These struggles are what get in the way of uncovering our truth and living a life of fulfillment with ourselves and others. It is my hope, that you will allow me to guide and help you navigate your way through these hardships to a more authentic self.
Sierra Smith, CADC, LSW, CSW-Intern, arrived in Northern Nevada in 1999, grew up in Battle Mountain and found her way to Elko where she received her Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2015 and her Master’s in Social Work in 2017, both from the University of Nevada Reno. Sierra has specialized in the field of substance abuse counseling since 2014 and received her certification as Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor in 2018. Sierra is a vital member of a team that collaborates with the judicial system to help rehabilitate individuals whose alcohol and substance use has brought them to the attention of the Court. Prior to beginning her career in social work Sierra was employed by a local mining company and has experience with the mining lifestyle and how the mining culture of rural Nevada communities affects families and individuals. Sierra’s focus is on meeting the client where they are and implementing evidenced based treatment to help them find their way to where they want to be.Sierra recognizes people are the experts when it comes to their own lives. In her spare time Sierra can be found spending time with her children and enjoying the outdoors. She enjoys hunting, fishing, horseback riding and playing with her four-legged friends.