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.
Dr. Minten is committed to diversity and social change including ongoing work in advocacy and training for disability, race, age, gender/gender identity, sexual and affectional orientation, documentation status, and class.
Her additional training includes 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. She has worked as an ally and activist since 1995 to support diversity in our communities andmove toward social change across social privilege categories. All of these pieces come together to provide the best care for her clients.
Dr. Minten offers supervision to Marriage and Family Therapist Interns in Nevada and to professionals seeking competency as sex therapists including supervision toward AASECT certification. She has taught at Oregon State University and Saybrook University and currently teaches at the University of Nevada Reno and The Buehler Institute. She provides continuing education programs on sexual health,sex therapy, motivational interviewing, relationship wellness, and more. She presents continuing education programs through through the University of Nevada Reno’s CASAT program (Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies), the Nevada Association for Systemic Counselors (NSCS), the Nevada Sexual and Gender Minorities Conference, and a range of national conferences.
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