Counseling Services

Sierra Nevada College encourages you to reach out to staff and faculty if you need assistance. The resources below include a range of organizations and approaches; we encourage you to research what works best for you.

Crisis Intervention 24 Hour Hotline: (800) 736-1060

On Campus

Kelly Root, MFT-Intern

On Campus Office Hours:
Fridays, 11 am – 1 pm
Patterson 212

Therapist Kelly Root is available as an on-campus counselor. Students can schedule an appointment with her via email at or, if her door is open, they are welcome to walk in as well. This resource is free for the students for the first few visits. For continuing visits, Kelly works with the student to create an affordable student rate.

Community Resources

Tahoe SAFE Alliance
(775) 298-0010
948 Incline Way, Incline Village NV, 89451

Tahoe SAFE Alliance is non-profit agency that collaborates with local businesses, government agencies, volunteers, and supporters to create violence free communities. We are currently the only agency providing assistance to survivors of intimate partner/domestic violence and sexual violence in the North Lake Tahoe/Truckee region of California and Nevada, and we own and operate the only safe house in the community. All services are free of charge and provided in both English and Spanish.

Tahoe Family Solutions
(775) 298-0004
948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451

Tahoe Family Solutions provides psychiatric care and counseling to individuals and families on a sliding fee scale. Our entire team is well versed in a variety of special needs and services. As residents of your community, we are deeply concerned with your well-being and offer our professional support at many levels.

Sierra Mental Wellness Group
(530) 581-4054
2690 Lake Forest Road Suite 202, Tahoe City CA 96145

Sierra Mental Wellness Group provides professional and affordable individual, couple and family counseling, crisis services, child and adolescent programs, and substance abuse and mental health assessments. We seek to provide innovative as well as traditional approaches to solve problems and to address the identified needs of our clients. We treat a wide range of mental issues, including mental health, substance abuse, family and couples work, treatment of children, and trauma.

Substance Abuse Resources Reno
(800) 943-0566

This website hosts a schedule of NA & MA meetings in the Reno area, a referral hotline, listings of local rehab and counseling providers, and information about substance abuse and treatment. Referrals and listings are to providers who advertise on the site. For a general list of non-profit substance abuse services, click the small “Who Answers?” link in the footer which is next to the 877-793-5938 phone number.

Alcohol Addiction Center

The Alcohol Addiction Center lists a wide range of reputable free information resources for people with alcohol problems, and their friends and families. Their hope is that increased awareness will lead to more people getting help with their alcohol problems.

Veterans Resources

Make The Connection

Make The Connection connects veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and inspiring stories of recovery. Visitors can find reliable information on how to cope with challenges such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and transitioning from service.

Make The Connection is a service of the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Private Counseling Practices

Allison Hilborn MFT, CADC

(775) 830-5901
421 Hill Street, Reno, Nevada 89501

  • Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, and Substance abuse
Mary Howden, MFT

(775) 772-2049
250 Village Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451

  • Specialties: Eating Disorders, Family Conflict and Parenting
Karin Sable LMFT

(530) 581-0339
3080 North Lake Blvd. Suite B, Tahoe City, CA 96145

  • Specialties: Child and adolescent therapy, Couples and family therapy, personalized individual therapy and Trauma-focused therapy.