About Us: Our Therapists in Reno

Emotional & Relationship Health Counseling Associates serves the mental health needs of couples, individuals, and families in Nevada. Founded in 2009 by Reno therapist Cornelius (Con) Sheehan, LCSW, we've grown with intention, into a leading provider of attachment-based relationship counseling in Reno.

Our small, collaborative group of therapists in Reno prioritizes compassionate, non-judgmental care from the very first contact. This foundation of empathy and our combined expertise allows us to deliver exceptional therapy services. As part of our holistic approach, we always welcome incorporating clients' personal values and beliefs into our sessions. 

We bring a wealth of experience and training to our work. Most importantly though, we recognize our clients as the experts on their own lives and goals. For this reason, we always come from a place of openness, curiosity, warmth, and humility. Ultimately, we are partners in our clients' healing and growth.

Discover what others have said about their experience – get to know us and learn more about how we can help by calling for a free consultation. You'll find a range of session rates available. Rates are listed for each of our therapists in their personal statement, linked beneath their photo. Our team responds very quickly to all inquiries. As a result, making the process of finding and getting started with the right therapist near you as easy as possible. We are committed to having Emotional & Relationship Health Counseling Associates be a top resource for helping you find the right therapists in Reno.

Meet Our Team of Therapists in Reno, NV

Cornelius Sheehan, LCSW is a therapist and founder / director of therapy in Reno, NV practice: Emotional & Relationship Health Associates. Reno, NV Specialist in Couple counseling

Cornelius Sheehan, LCSW,therapist in Reno

Director and Therapist

Counseling with Reno Therapist Cornelius Sheehan, LCSW

About me as a therapist:

For over 20 years, I have worked with couples and individuals, recognizing the critical importance of a secure, connected, and hopeful relationship. Consequently, I specialize in attachment-based, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for marriages, couples, families, and individuals in the Reno area and hold certification as an Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor. Furthermore, I apply EFT in my practice with couples, individuals, and families, valuing its effectiveness, research-based approach and solid theoretical foundation. Several years ago, I established Emotional and Relationship Health Counseling Associates in Reno, NV, and currently serve as its director.

Attachment theory’s empathy, curiosity, and non-judgmental stance align with my natural style. Although I bring expertise in therapy, you are the expert on your life and goals. Thus, I commit to approaching our work together with humility and curiosity.

About me as a person:

I really don’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t intensely curious about people. We are all so complex, with so much happening beneath the surface. This complexity fascinates me, and I feel fortunate that my fascination has led me to a profession I’m passionate about. Moreover, it motivates me to stay current with changes in the field.

My wife Tammy and I live with our fur family. We have three adult children. Born in San Francisco, I have lived in a few different places, but Reno has always been my home base. For years, I’ve had “boots on the ground” involvement with many facets of the mental health care needs of our community. This has provided me a rounded perspective about the particular relationship counseling needs of people in our local community.

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Learn more about therapy in Reno with Cornelius

You can inquire about counseling in Reno with Cornelius Sheehan, LCSW and our team of highly-trained EFT therapists here. Call us at 775-235-2205 and we’ll be happy to discuss how we can help. Sessions with Cornelius range from $185 to $210 for 55-min and $275 for 90-minutes. Two-day weekend intensive sessions are available (call for details).

Cornelius is invested in Reno and Nevada:

Since 1974, I have resided in Reno, deeply committed to this community. I attended Reno High School and UNR. I actively participate in various advisory roles for Reno and the State of Nevada. Additionally, I founded Relationship Health Counseling Associates to enhance services for clients in this area and provide highest quality professional development for therapist interns in Reno.

Cornelius specializes in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT for couples, individuals and families). He supervisors clinical interns and candidates for EFT Certification. He is the Founder / Director of rceft.org, the Reno/Tahoe Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy. You can learn more about EFT at rceft.org and iceeft.com. ICEEFT is the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Nevada License Number: 5605-C

Dr. Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General (left) in discussion with Cornelius Sheehan, LCSW about loneliness and public health

I recently had the privilege of meeting and discussing a clinical perspective of mental health in relation to loneliness with Dr. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States.

relationship counseling therapist in reno, nv, home photo of Amanda Stewart, LCSW. July, 2024

Amanda Stewart, LCSW therapist in Reno

Clinical Lead and EFT Therapist

Relationship Therapist in Reno

Hello, I’m Amanda Stewart, a relationship therapist in Reno. I work with couples, individuals and families. 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.

Here is a link to some of the most common questions about therapy with me.

Call 775-235-2205 to arrange a brief phone consult with me. Amanda’s session rate is $185 per 55-minutes.

Nevada License Number: 4260-C

July, 2024 photo of Helen Going, LCSW. Part of Therapist in Reno team at Emotional & Relationship Health Counseling Associates

Helen Going, LCSW therapist in Reno

Meet Helen, Relationship Therapist in Reno

Hi, I’m Helen Going, LCSW, therapist in Reno. I am a licensed clinical social worker with advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. I received a Master of Social Work at UNR. I completed my clinical internship locally. Subsequently, I have worked with a wide variety of clients in a variety of settings in Northern Nevada. As a lifelong learner, I continually grow the skills I bring to my counseling practice. I have extensive lived-experience. So, I have a deep appreciation for the distress that emotional and relationship difficulties can cause. I am dedicated to helping.

Why I Do Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy

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. Additionally, it’s 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 couple and individual therapy works. It is gentle. This way of working 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 far beyond the set of “tips and tricks” that are not good therapy. Instead of saying the right things at the right time, etc., the work I do equips clients to identify and reframe the destructive patterns that underlie their relationship problems.

Why I Do Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy

As an EFT therapist in Reno, I work with individuals as well as couples. While EFT is renowned for its effectiveness in couples therapy, its principles of emotional awareness, expression, and connection are equally transformative for individuals navigating personal challenges.

I’m drawn to individual work because it allows me to delve into the unique experiences and emotional landscapes of each person. Whether someone is grappling with relationship issues, past traumas, anxiety, or depression, EFT provides a framework for understanding the root of these struggles and fostering healing.

In individual therapy, I help clients identify and express their emotions in a safe and supportive space. We explore the underlying needs and attachment patterns that may be contributing to their difficulties. By developing a deeper understanding of themselves and their emotional needs, individuals can begin to make more empowered choices in their relationships and life in general.

I’m passionate about empowering individuals to build healthier, more fulfilling relationships with themselves and others. Whether you’re currently in a relationship or not, individual EFT therapy can provide valuable tools for personal growth, emotional well-being, and creating lasting connections.

Here are answers to some of the most common questions people have about therapy with me.

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. The session rate for therapy with Helen is $165 per 55-minutes.

Nevada License: #10250-C

Hillary Harris, CPC-I is a clinical intern who provides therapy in Reno, NV with Relationship Counseling Associates., Couples Counseling in Reno, NV July, 2024 photo

Hillary Harris, PCP-I therapist in Reno

Meet Hillary Harris

Hi, I’m Hillary Harris, a Clinical Professional Counselor Intern therapist in Reno. Whether you’re experiencing loneliness, misunderstanding, disconnection or unhealed wounds, I can help. I have specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a gold-standard for relationship counseling.

Research consistently shows that a strong therapeutic relationship, also called the therapeutic alliance, is vital for successful treatment. My goal is to create a supportive and collaborative environment where we can build emotional and relationship resilience. Using my specialized training, I help clients identify and disrupt negative cycles to foster lasting change. I’m passionate about working with couples, first responders, military personnel, those experiencing relationship loss, and individuals with PTSD. Additionally, I am part of a highly-collaborative team and do regular case consultation with our Clinical Director, Cornelius Sheehan, LCSW and Clinical Lead, Amanda Stewart, LCSW.

My military experience gives me insight into the unique challenges of high-stress jobs with chronic exposure to intense content. Additionally, for those interested, I am also comfortable incorporating Christian faith-based principles to support the client’s personal values and belief.

At Emotional and Relationship Health Counseling Associates, our team provides attentive and personalized support. If you’re searching for a therapist in Reno, call us. We can discuss our approach and see if we’re the right fit. We offer a free consultation.

My standard session fee is $120. Our team is here to help you navigate your challenges and support your healing and growth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. This is your first step towards improving your emotional wellbeing and relationship health. I look forward to supporting you on the path of self-awareness, self-acceptance, joy, and meaning.

July, 2024 alternate photo of Marisol Villagrana, CSW-I. Relationship counseling in Reno, NV

Marisol Villagrana, LSW therapist in Reno

Care Coordinator and Administrative Lead

Welcome to our practice specializing in EFT marriage therapy, family therapy, and individual counseling in Reno! We understand that taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting, which is why we’ve designed our intake process to be as seamless and welcoming as possible. From the moment you reach out to our office, whether by phone or email, our priority is to create a warm, supportive, and confidential environment. We believe that the therapeutic journey truly begins with that initial connection.

I, or a member of our team of caring, non-judgmental and experienced EFT therapists in Reno, NV, will be your first point of contact. We’ll take the time to listen to your needs and concerns, and conduct a brief, non-clinical assessment to ensure that our practice is the right fit for you. We understand that the decision to seek help is a significant one, and we want you to feel confident and comfortable in your choice of therapist.

Once we’ve established a good fit, we’ll guide you through the process of scheduling your first appointment and completing any necessary paperwork. We strive to make the administrative aspects of therapy as smooth as possible, allowing you to focus on the most important part: your therapeutic journey. We believe that our practice in attachment-based EFT marriage, individual, family and couple counseling in Reno offers a powerful path to healing and growth, and we are committed to making that path accessible and supportive for you.

Helping You Start with Therapy in Reno

We don’t want the process to be any more complex than it needs to be. Our practice is “paperless.” What this means is that you’ll complete all of the necessary documentation via our HIPPA compliant online portal. Here are the steps to starting: 1) my team will email each client an invitation to the online portal as soon as we have done a brief preliminary intake. You may also have arranged for a brief consultation with one of our therapists. 2) complete the online forms within 36-hours to hold your appointment. 3) attend your appointment. 4) use the online scheduling feature in the portal to select future appointments. Our team will walk you through anything you find difficult.

Call us at 775-235-2205 to learn more about EFT couple counseling, individual or family therapy, EFT marriage therapy in Reno, and our practice in general. We’ll help get you scheduled for a brief no-cost consultation with one of our therapists.

July, 2024 photo of therapist in Reno team, client care coordinator, Tammy Sheehan

therapists in Reno, Tammy Sheehan

Care Coordinator and Administrative Lead

Welcome to our practice specializing in EFT marriage therapy, family therapy, and individual counseling in Reno! We understand that taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting, which is why we’ve designed our intake process to be as seamless and welcoming as possible. From the moment you reach out to our office, whether by phone or email, our priority is to create a warm, supportive, and confidential environment. We believe that the therapeutic journey truly begins with that initial connection.

I, or a member of our team of caring, non-judgmental and experienced EFT therapists in Reno, NV, will be your first point of contact. We’ll take the time to listen to your needs and concerns, and conduct a brief, non-clinical assessment to ensure that our practice is the right fit for you. We understand that the decision to seek help is a significant one, and we want you to feel confident and comfortable in your choice of therapist.

Once we’ve established a good fit, we’ll guide you through the process of scheduling your first appointment and completing any necessary paperwork. We strive to make the administrative aspects of therapy as smooth as possible, allowing you to focus on the most important part: your therapeutic journey. We believe that our practice in attachment-based EFT marriage, individual, family and couple counseling in Reno offers a powerful path to healing and growth, and we are committed to making that path accessible and supportive for you.

Helping You Start with Therapy in Reno

We don’t want the process to be any more complex than it needs to be. Our practice is “paperless.” What this means is that you’ll complete all of the necessary documentation via our HIPPA compliant online portal. Here are the steps to starting: 1) my team will email each client an invitation to the online portal as soon as we have done a brief preliminary intake. You may also have arranged for a brief consultation with one of our therapists. 2) complete the online forms within 36-hours to hold your appointment. 3) attend your appointment. 4) use the online scheduling feature in the portal to select future appointments. Our team will walk you through anything you find difficult.

Call us at 775-235-2205 to learn more about EFT couple counseling, individual or family therapy, EFT marriage therapy in Reno, and our practice in general. We’ll help get you scheduled for a brief no-cost consultation with one of our therapists.

Learn What Makes Our Therapists in Reno Different

Welcome to our specialized therapy services in Reno, NV. Here, we offer a safe and nurturing environment where individuals, couples, and families can explore and grow. Our highly trained team of therapists is dedicated to providing care tailored to each client's unique needs. From marriage and relationship therapy to individual counseling, we cover a wide range of areas, including issues with family dynamics, parenting, and personal development.

Our approach is based in attachment-science. It is also client-centered. What this means is we focus on understanding where you are at and what matters most to you. The entire team believes in building a therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy, and mutual respect. This serves our essential goal of helping you to navigate life's challenges, gain greater self-awareness and self-acceptance, and foster healthier relationships. We utilize a blend of therapy methods to ensure effective outcomes.

All of us specialize in relationship counseling, helping individuals, non-married couples and marriages. Our attachment-focused therapists in Reno work with all forms of partnerships, addressing issues like communication, trust, and intimacy. Families can benefit from our family therapy sessions, where we address conflicts, improve dynamics, and foster a harmonious living environment.

For individuals, we offer counseling that focuses on strengthening relationships, personal growth, self-esteem, and coping strategies for life's challenges. Our teen counseling services provide a supportive family space for adolescents to express themselves and deal with the unique challenges they face.

Understanding that every client's path is different, our therapists are here to support and guide you towards a more fulfilling life. Our website offers more details about each service, our team's expertise, and how we can assist you in your personal or relational growth.

How We Approach Our Counseling Work:

At the core is bringing compassionate, focused counseling to the painful difficulties people experience in relationship, with depression and anxiety, and with trauma. Our work is grounded in well-researched theory and methods. We make certain to understand fully what is happening for you and then provide a clear sense of what our work together will look like.

Our 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 counseling 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 Counseling Associates:

A diverse group of dedicated counseling professionals 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.
  • We offer a no-cost consultation. Reach out and learn more about our therapists and counseling practice in Reno. Also, please check out our provider bio's on this page.

 

We Make Sure You Get the Right Relationship Counseling Help:

comforting reach to a client, from caring professional relationship counselor in Reno

Our group has 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.

Clients of our practice usually start their search for help with a broad inquiry like, "relationship counseling in Reno." It can be difficult to narrow things down and find the right therapist and the best therapy. 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.

You Are Welcome at Our Practice:symbolic of diversity, inclusion and welcoming quality of our relationship counseling in Reno, NV group

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

"When we love our partner well, we offer a blueprint for a loving relationship to our children and their partners. Better relationships between love partners are not just a personal preference, they are a social good. Better love relationships mean better families. And better, more loving families means better, more responsive communities."

- Dr. Sue Johnson (1947-2024)

Our therapists in Reno provide marriage counseling, relationship counseling, family therapy, couples therapy, 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. Our offices are in Reno, NV.