Dr. Minten holds a doctorate in counseling from Oregon State University. This degree focuses on advanced clinical practice, supervision, teaching, and research. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. This degree focused on diagnosis and treatment of mental health concerns, counseling theory and techniques, as well as relationship concerns. In addition, Dr. Minten holds a post-graduate certificate program in Marriage and Family Therapy and a second post-graduate certificate in Sex Therapy. She has a specialization in LGBTIQ families and couples. She is a member of AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists), AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), SSSS (Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality), and she is a KAP (Kink Aware Professional). She has advanced training in sexual health, relational health, prevention and wellness for relationships, evidence-based modalities such as Emotion-Focused Therapy, motivational interviewing, Gottman Method (Certified), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Systemic and Existential Therapy, and EMDR. She brings to her work an in-depth understanding of techniques to deepen creativity. All of these pieces come together to provide the best care for her clients. Dr. Minten offers supervision to Marriage and Family Therapist Interns and to professionals seeking competency as Sex Therapists. She teaches classes at Oregon State University, University of Nevada Reno, The Buehler Institute and she provides continuing education programs on sexual health, motivational interviewing, relationship wellness, and more. She presents locally through through the University of Nevada Reno’s CASAT program (Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies), the Nevada American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (NAMFT) and at national conferences.
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