Nevada Peer Support Network

Providing resources and support to our Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMS, First Responders,
Veterans, Hospital Professionals, Military Personnel and their families . . .


Licensed Clinicians Vetted
by First Responders

Welcome to our clinician page. All providers hold state licensure and have been listed here because they were deemed by our affiliate base to be culturally competent, trauma informed and have an in-depth understand of the work and family challenges of a first responder.

Counselors and/or psychologists are not a one-size-fits -all. We provide this resource as a starting point to help you find one
that fits so you may begin to live the best life possible.

April Lang-Barroga, MFT, CADCI, NCC

April is a MOST counselor and a Family and Forensic therapist. She has been trained in EMDR and wants to assist with counseling officers. Hometown Health accepted. She would be a very good option as she works everyday with police officers. She sees clients on Mondays and Tuesdays as well as some other mornings.

April Lang-Barroga

775. 451.3125

Erin Chapel  NCC, CPC, LCADC, CPGC Go To Site

Erin is a military spouse and mother of five who is passionate about helping first responders. She has extensive training in treating trauma and addictions using a variety of treatment modalities. Certified as an EMDR counselor. Erin is also is a clinical advisor to the NNPSN.

Accepted Insurance: Hometown Health, Prominence, CDS, Blue Cross, Tricare, Aetna, UHN, ComPsych/EAP, possibly more, please ask.

Erin Chapel

775. 870.6552
3732 Lakeside Drive Suite 100, Reno, NV 89509

Tory Clark  MFTGo To Site

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist / Doctor of Human Sexuality / Certified Sexologist & Educator ​

Accepted Insurance: Prominence

Tory Clark

775. 843.9593

Ryan & Katie Clifford, MFT, CADCI, NCCGo To Site

Ryan Clifford is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with individuals, couples and families of all ages. He has experience working with a broad spectrum of clients and mental health issues. Ryan’s current treatment passions are delivering effective care to those with traumatic histories. Ryan is also a certified EMDR counselor

Accepted Insurance: Hometown Health, CDS, Prominence and many others.

Ryan & Katie Clifford

775. 964.4950

Silver State Counseling and Therapy
4600 Kietzke Ln Building G, Suite #177, Reno, NV 89502

Elizabeth Dear, MFT

Dear has been practicing psychotherapy for 21 years and works with the Nevada BLM Fire & Aviation and the BLM Honor Guard since 2017. She has trained in EMDR and other methods of working with Posttraumatic Stress, and is dedicated to fostering resilience and helping families of First Responders.

Accepted Insurance: Hometown Health, Healthscope Benefits, Public Employees Benefit Plan, Prominence; also EAPs ACI Specialty Benefits and Kepro and Washoe County and Nevada State Victims of Crime programs

Elizabeth Dear

775. 348.4696
775. 348.4696
For emergencies, existing clients only:
527 Plumas Street, Reno, NV 89509

Cara M Elliott, MS, MFT, LCADC, EMDR

Clinical Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor & Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Children Counseling

Cara M Elliott

775. 583.8148

Stephanie Falke, PhD, MFT

Dr. Stephanie Falke is a PhD level clinician with 19 years of experience, whose practice emphasizes treating those with mood disorders and PTSD. Work experience includes diverse settings such as inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics, hospital settings, transplant centers, schools and private practice. She has taught at multiple universities, has numerous publications in her field and enjoys training new therapists. On a personal note, she have been married for 18 years, has four children and loves to snow ski and paddle board.

Accepted Insurance: Hometown Health

Stephanie Falke


3732 Lakeside Drive Suite 101, Reno, NV 89509

John H. Krogh, Ph.D.

775. 826.6218
10631 Professional Circle, Suite A, Reno, NV 89521

Is trained in both Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy, both evidenced-based treatments for PTSD trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. He has military experience, FBI training, and current member of the LE hostage negotiation team.

Frank D. Lemus Sr.PhD, MFT ( Bilingual )

775. 323.1330
345 Cheney Street, Reno NV 89502

Grief, Parenting, Co- occurring disorders Adolescents, Adults, Families Anxiety, Crisis Counseling, Trauma, PTSD, Trauma Informed care; Aggression replacement training, attachment therapy, motivational interviewing, CBT, Family & Marital therapy, Trauma Therap

Dr. Joanne Lippert

775. 786.9931

Specializes in traumatic events. Not much experience with substance abuse.

Accepted Insurance: Hometown Health ( and is working on accepting prominence. )

Shannon Mead, MA, MFTI

206. 856.1508

I'm a marriage and family therapy intern with a practical, solution-focused approach. I grew up in a first responder family and understand the lifestyle and stress (and I'll match your dark humor with my own). If you're struggling to relax, dreading work, fighting with your spouse, or feeling foggy and frayed - I get it and am happy to help.

Not accepting insurance, but sliding scale is available

Erika M. Mellor, M.A.
Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist / National Certified Counselor

Erika provides individual, couple, and family psychotherapy addressing mental health and substance abuse concerns. She has a professional interest in acute stress, post-traumatic stress, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. She has an extensive history working with regional EAP’s predominately serving first responders.

1010 Caughlin Crossing, Suite 200, Reno, NV 89519

Steve Nicholas

Dr. Nicholas has his doctorate in Counseling and Educational Psychology. He has been practicing as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) since 2007 and has immersed himself in the phenomena of trauma and the potential growth from adverse events. Additionally, he is the in-house mental health clinician for the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District in Northern Nevada.

In recent years, he has worked with BLM wildland firefighters; his trainings are aimed at normalizing the cultures of stress and trauma exposure.
775. 335.5746

Ryan Simpson

I specialize in the treatment of a variety of anxiety issues, including PTSD. Other areas of specialty include depression, relationship issues, family systems issues and individual growth. ​

Accepted Insurance: Prominence
775. 319.7379

Allison Pratte, LCSW

Professor, Social Work - University of Nevada Reno, Trauma trained,
speciality in military & first response. ​

775. 232.1084

Mr. Richard Shannon, M.A.

A male health care provider with Marriage & Family Therapist listed as his primary medical specialization. Accepts Prominence and has applied to HHP, but there is a hold on new providers. Is currently credentialed with Specialty Health Clinic MCO, which provides workers compensation for law enforcement and first responders in Northern Nevada (e.g., Reno, Sparks, UNR).

Private pay is an option.
775. 560.5326
527 Lander Street, Reno, NV 89509

Cornelius (Con) Sheehan LCSW

Con has extensive clinical experience working with distressed individuals and relationships. He utilizes Emotional Focused Therapy and believes that by increasing self-awareness we can be less critical and judgmental of ourselves and others and gain more confidence when making difficult decisions.

Accepted Insurance: Hometown Health, CDS, Prominence and many other insurances.

775. 287.7733
403 Flint Street, Reno, NV 89501

Anjie Silveira MA, LMFT, LCADCC

Anjie is experienced in working with both adolescent and adult clients in a multitude of setting; acute, residential and outpatient. She is trained in both CBT and DBT as well as risk assessment wan working with clients who have suffered traumas. ​

Accepted Insurance: Hometown Health, CDS and many other insurances.

775. 234.4796
Great Basin Behavioral Health
695 Sierra Rose Drive, Reno, NV 89511

Monique Foreman

Monique is experienced with PTSD, military sexual trauma, intimate partner violence and others. She is also a former military spouse and understands a lot about first responder culture She is trained in both Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy, She has done Intensive Outpatient programs and is currently taking clients. ​ ​

Accepted Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Prominence, TriWest and HHP
( and she will work with someone on a sliding scale cash rate. )
phone: 775. 360.6675
fax: 775. 737.9573
Homecoming Wellness
3732 Lakeside Dr, Suite #202 ( located on the East side of the building ) Reno, NV 89509

Cory Taylor, MS, LMFT, CADC

Cory is certified in EDMR Therapy, certified family and marriage counselor, and a certified drug and alcohol counselor. Specializes in treating trauma. Currently in training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. ​

Accepted Insurance: Hometown Health & Prominence

775. 848.7033
Healing Hearts Therapy

Heidi Martin, LMFT, NCC

Heidi has been a paramedic for over 20 years and cam empathize with and assist clients who have worked under stressful conditions. Her unique background givers her a perspective on compounded stress and PTSD among first responders. She is trained in and integrates EMDR into her practice and uses on Brief Solution Focused Therapy, among a variety of other modalities. ​

Accepted Insurance: Accepting Insurance:CIGNA, Optum, United Healthcare

61 Continental Drive Suite 100E, Reno, NV 89509