Meet Our Team

As a group, we are committed to compassionate, non-judgmental care for our clients. We view the clients we work with through a lens of openness, curiosity and humility. We have experience and expertise in the therapy we do. Very importantly though, this never gets in the way of knowing our clients are the experts regarding their own life experience and goals.

Cornelius (Con) Sheehan, LCSW. Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor in Reno, NV. Expert in building healthy bonds and emotional health

Cornelius Sheehan, LCSW

Director and Therapist

I specialize in attachment-based counseling for couples, families and individuals in the Reno area.

The empathy, curiosity, and non-judgemental stance of attachment theory fit my natural style perfectly. I have expertise in what I do, but you, the client are the expert in your life circumstance and aims. For these reasons, Emotionally Focused Therapy is a perfect fit for me in my work with couples, individuals and families.

From a young age, I’ve been naturally psychologically-minded. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t curious about the interactions between people. This curiosity, a commitment to helping others and a passion for learning are what drive the work I do. I have been fortunate to have some really wonderful training experiences over the years, benefiting from the guidance of expert mentors globally.

I am a licensed clinical social worker, a certified EFT therapist and supervisor, and the founder and Director of Emotional and Relationship Health Associates in Reno. Additionally, I serve as a clinical supervisor for interns in Nevada. Through intensive study, practice and consultation with experts in this therapeutic model, I have established myself as a provider of highest quality, focused, impactful individual, family and marriage counseling in Reno.

I also have experience on the client side of therapy. Consequently, I recognize the profoundly positive impact of therapy, offering psychological ease and flexibility as we navigate life.

Additionally, I find training students and therapists to enhance their clinical skills very rewarding. Finally, contributing to our community through participation in state and local mental health initiatives has become another fulfilling aspect of my professional life.

Call us at 775-235-2205 and we’ll be happy to discuss how we can help.


Amanda Stewart, LCSW

Clinical Lead and EFT Therapist

I was born and raised in Florida. However, after moving out west following graduation from college, I fell in love with this area and have made Reno my home ever since. I have been licensed as a clinical social worker and practicing therapy since 2002. I am ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and supervisor for clinical social work interns. My undergraduate work was completed in 1995 at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

I am passionate about my work with children and their families, couples, and individuals. Emotionally Focused Therapy, EFT, has been an ideal way to bring Attachment Theory to my work with all of these clients. EFT has also been a very natural fit for me as a person. It lends to compassion, openness, non-judgment, and meaningful change. It also fits our practice mission of providing a caring and effective therapy. Finally, I love having the EFT roadmap that lets me communicate clearly with my clients about where we are in the change process.

Call 775-235-2205 to arrange a brief phone consult with me.


Helen Going, LCSW

EFT Therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker and Emotionally Focused Therapist in Reno. I am working towards my certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy. I received a Master of Social Work at UNR and have worked with a wide variety of clients in a variety of settings. I am a lifelong learner who brings a wealth of life experience to my counseling practice.
For me, there is nothing more wonderful than seeing a couple see each other in a brand-new way, with them each understanding the struggles of the other in a way that is manageable and creative. I love empowering people to connect joyfully and effectively with themselves and their loved ones.

Emotionally Focused Therapy, EFT, has been an ideal fit for me. I have had training in several different treatment modalities, but EFT is the model that has become the foundation of my work. It fits what drove me to this work and it is totally in line with my goal of providing a completely safe space for clients to experience themselves and their loved ones in new and different ways. EFT works. It is gentle. It does not assign blame or pathology to partners but rather gets to the root of the disconnections within relationships. The attachment framework of EFT allows people move beyond the “tips and tricks” of saying the right things at the right time, etc. and instead being able to identify and reframe the destructive patterns that underlie their relationship problems.

Call 775-235-2205 and I’ll be happy to touch base with you to further discuss what’s happening for you and how I can be of help.

Tammy Sheehan-Franchini is the office administrative lead for Emotional & Relationship Health Associates, ERHA-Reno, a counseling and therapy practice in Reno, NV

Tammy Sheehan-Franchini

Administrative Lead

Welcome to our practice specializing in EFT marriage therapy, family therapy and individual counseling in Reno! We believe the actual “therapeutic engagement” starts the moment you make contact with our office. As a result, we aim to greet you with warmth, care, respect, and confidentiality from your first call or email, right through to the end of therapy. I strive to ensure the administrative aspects of your treatment proceed without a hitch, preserving the integrity of the counseling relationship.

Call us at 775-235-2205 to learn more about our practice. We’ll help get you scheduled for a brief no-cost consultation with one of our therapists.

Our Counseling Practice

Our therapy practice:403 Flint St, Reno, offices of individual, family and marriage therapists at ERHA-Reno therapy group

Our work is grounded in bringing compassionate, focused counseling to the painful difficulties people experience in relationship, with depression and anxiety, and with trauma. In other words, the common reasons people seek the help of an experienced therapist. Our individual, family, and marriage therapists in Reno look at each client's whole circumstance without judgement. The mission is to help the people we work with experience a greater sense of connectedness, hope, clarity and meaning in their lives. All of us have extensive training and expertise-  but we listen and we value your knowing of your own experience above all else.  Openness and curiosity are essential ingredients of success in the couple counseling, individual therapy, marriage therapy and family therapy we do here. From the first contact to the end of counseling together you'll be treated with dignity, and respect for your privacy.

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Emotional Relationship Health Associates or ERHA-Reno, is directed by EFT Therapist, Cornelius Sheehan, LCSW and composed of clinicians with a shared vision and heart about what it means to help the people who reach out to us. All of us are grounded in solid theory and method regarding the causes of emotional and relational distress, how people in therapy should be treated, and how the difficulties that brought them to therapy should be addressed professionally. Our standards for therapist training are high. We all bring advanced training to our individual, family, and marriage therapy in Reno. Finally, we care about our community and know that every couple, individual and family we help affects people we never meet.


Making sure you get the right help:comforting reach from caring professional marriage therapist in reno at erha-reno group

We have a large network of highly-qualified therapists we regularly refer to. When we determine you would be better treated by one of these colleagues we don't hesitate to make the referral.  This is the reason every person we work with has an opportunity for a brief, no-cost telephone intake meeting with one of our therapists.

It can be difficult to find the right therapist and we want to help make sure you're headed in the right direction.  If you are in immediate crisis you can reach caring, confidential help by dialing the Crisis Line at 988, the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) or a medical emergency room.

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Our practice is affirming and welcoming regardless of sexual orientation, age, race, disability, ethnicity/national origin, gender identity and/or religious/spiritual affiliation.  ERHA-Reno therapists each have specific training and experience working with varied populations.

We provide marriage counseling, relationship therapy, family therapy, couples counseling, premarital counseling, singles and couples workshops, family counseling, teen counseling, parenting guidance, help with divorce, relationship advice, as well as help with dating, love and communication.