Courtney Dandy-Fralick, MSC, LMFT, LCADC-Intern

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Courtney Dandy-Fralick is the founder of The Healthy Foundations Center in Southern Nevada. At The Healthy Foundations Center, you can find a skilled, experienced therapist or life coach who has helped clients just like you build richer more rewarding lives. The Healthy Foundations therapists hold degrees and state licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, and/or Social Work. They are dedicated to addressing the mental, spiritual, and physical well-being of persons of all ages; children, teens, adults, and the elderly. The Healthy Foundations provide quality treatment to couples, families, and individuals. Through a combination of therapeutic integrative techniques, Healthy Foundations counselors or life coaches will help you identify issues, limiting beliefs, and damaging coping mechanisms that may be standing in your way.The Healthy Foundations Center takes commonly accepted insurances, including Behavioral Healthcare Options/ BHO Medicaid, Behavioral Healthcare Options PPO and EAP, Clark County Victims of Crime Voucher, Medicaid FFS, Silver Summit, Medicare, Most Out-of-Network, State of Nevada Victims of Crime Voucher. You can learn more about The Healthy Foundations Center on their website.



Sheldon Jacobs, PsyD, LMFT

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Dr. Jacobs has been employed with the Clark County Department of Family Services-Family Clinical Services Division since October 10, 2016. His main role is providing clinical oversight for youth in custody that are placed in residential treatment centers (RTC’s) in different states. He also conducts mental health assessments on the parents of youth in DFS custody and makes recommendations on services and treatment to the court.

Dr. Jacobs was employed with the Clark County Department of Juvenile Justice Services-Clinical Services Division for close to seven years, from February 24, 2010, until October 7, 2016. Typical job duties entailed conducting court-ordered alcohol and drug evaluations, psychological evaluations, risk assessments and 62-C evaluations on juveniles detained in Juvenile Detention or on Probation. Whenever a juvenile within the jurisdiction of Clark County received a firearm charge, he was responsible for conducting a comprehensive evaluation and making recommendations to the court.

Dr. Jacobs has been a faculty member with the University of Phoenix for six years. He teaches Masters’ level courses in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. As a faculty member, he has taken on many roles such as faculty advisor and clinical supervisor and has facilitated clinical trainings and presentations for students and faculty. He has been a Nevada state approved Secondary Clinical Supervisor since 2013.

Dr. Jacobs works as a contracted mental health clinician for two different behavioral health agencies. In this capacity, he provides individual, couples and family therapy to clients that struggle with an array of difficulties such as trauma, depression, and anxiety.

He has also worked as a crisis response consultant for the Crisis Care Network since April 2014. In this role, Dr. Jacobs provides crisis response services to employees in the corporate sector utilizing psychological first aid techniques. He utilizes individual and group modalities to assist employees in processing traumatic events. After the Oct 1 shooting, he was called upon to provide crisis clinical services to those impacted by the tragedy.

In regards to research, Dr. Jacobs has written multiple articles that have been published in national journals and magazines which have focused on clinical implications for gang members, evaluating risk in violent children, and social justice issues, along with the juvenile justice system.



Michelle McGuire, PsyD

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Dr. Michelle McGuire is a Nevada Licensed Psychologist.  She has a diverse background working with a number of different populations, including developmental and intellectual disabilities, serious mental illness, and chemical dependency.  She has provided individual, group, couples and family therapy to children as young as 4 and elders well into their 80’s across a variety of settings: private practice, community agencies, residential programs, inpatient and outpatient programs, and a federal prison.  She has provided supervision to student interns and other professionals for over ten years.  She is adept in the utilization of psychological testing for individuals, organizations, courts, and educational systems. 

Currently she is the Clinical Director of Creative Behavioral Connections providing neuropsychological testing and oversight of treatment services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She teaches for the University of Phoenix in the Master’s in Counseling Program and is the Lead Faculty Area Chair for the Psychology and Counseling programs. You can learn more about Creative Behavioral Connections on their website.




Lynne Smith, PhD, MFT, CPC

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Lynne escaped the rainy NW to enjoy sunshine and granddaughters in Henderson, Nevada in May of 2015. She was the Clinical Director for University of Phoenix (UOP) from August 2015 through October 2018, running the free clinic as well as teaching in the masters’ program. She continues as an online instructor for UOP. In October 2018, she became the Director of Program Development for Bridge Counseling Associates, the oldest and largest non-profit mental health agency here in Southern Nevada. Bridge offers individual, couples, child & adolescent, and group counseling to anyone in the community – homeless, undocumented, Medicaid, Spanish-speaking, insured or uninsured. The agency has a strong focus on teaching and supervision so their clinicians are some of the best. For more information and access to Bridge Counseling Associates resources, please visit their website at

Lynne is a board member of the Southern Nevada EFT Community where they support the training and development of clinicians in Emotionally Focused Therapy, founded by Dr. Susan Johnson and the most empirically supported couples counseling process. You can find out more about the EFT Community by emailing

 Lynne is currently the president of the Nevada Counseling Association. The NCA is working to unite mental health professionals to support the much-needed services here in Nevada by offering mixers, meetings, trainings, and conferences. If you are interested in joining or getting involved, please visit



Tam Villar, PhD, LCADC, NCC

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I have been a licensed clinician specializing in treating co-occurring disorders for over 10 years. I have been a Nevada board approved supervisor for counselor interns for many years. I am also a Master Trainer for Mental Health Facilitators and Trainers as specified by the National Board for Certified Counselors, International. In addition to my clinical work, I have been involved in public health and behavioral health research throughout my doctoral training in psychology as well as post-doctorate. I love teaching and have been a faculty member at University of Phoenix since 2006.



Amia Mulholland, MS, LMFT

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Amia MulHolland is the founder of The Healthy Foundations Center in Southern Nevada. At The Healthy Foundations Center, you can find a skilled, experienced therapist or life coach who has helped clients just like you build richer more rewarding lives. The Healthy Foundations therapists hold degrees and state licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, and/or Social Work. They are dedicated to addressing the mental, spiritual, and physical well-being of persons of all ages; children, teens, adults, and the elderly. The Healthy Foundations provide quality treatment to couples, families, and individuals. Through a combination of therapeutic integrative techniques, Healthy Foundations counselors or life coaches will help you identify issues, limiting beliefs, and damaging coping mechanisms that may be standing in your way. The Healthy Foundations Center takes commonly accepted insurances, including Behavioral Healthcare Options/ BHO Medicaid, Behavioral Healthcare Options PPO and EAP, Clark County Victims of Crime Voucher, Medicaid FFS, Silver Summit, Medicare, Most Out-of-Network, State of Nevada Victims of Crime Voucher.You can learn more about The Healthy Foundations Center on their website.



Christopher Franco, LSW, LADC, BC-TMH

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I hold a Master of Science degree in Social Work; the Direct Practice/Clinical track from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and I also hold a Bachelor of Art in Liberal Studies; Psychology, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  I currently hold a dual licensure in the state of Nevada as Licensed Social Worker (LSW) as well as Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). I also have earned my certification as a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) through the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE).  Currently, I am working as a therapist – CSW-Intern with the UNLV - School of Medicine within the department of Mojave Adult, Child and Family Services. My current caseload involves providing bi-lingual (English & Spanish) therapeutic services for clients who have a severe mental illness (SMI) diagnosis as well as co-occurring disorders.  I am currently working on my internship hours to become an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in the State of Nevada and completing the necessary continuing education courses to become a Clinical Supervisor for Alcohol and Drug Counselors.



Marta A.T. Wilson, LMFT, LCPC, LCADC

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I am licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapy MFT, a Clinical Professional Counselor CPC, and a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor LCADC in the state of Nevada.   I am an Approved AAMFT Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapist Interns, an Approved Supervisor for Clinical Professional Counselor Interns ACS, and a Nevada State Approved Supervisor for Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor Interns.  I am a National Certified Counselor NCC through the National Board for Certified Counselors and a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider BC-THP through the Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc.  I sit on the State of Nevada, Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional counselors, with 15+ state approved interns under my supervision.  Companionate Integrated Therapy is the name of my private practice.  Creating a safe place for individuals to grow both personally and professionally is a passion of mine.  It is my desire to pass the torch concerning the art and science of being an effective therapist to our quality trained interns in the state of Nevada.  Of course, I must mention the joys of my life, my two beautiful daughters and their wonderful husbands, along with my granddaughter and grandson.  I am one happy Grami!!!



Katherine Unthank, PhD, CPC, LMHC, LPC

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Dr. Katherine (Kitty) Unthank is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Nevada and Colorado and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana. She has served University of Phoenix for over 10 years, most recently as Chair of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Las Vegas Campus. She is currently Senior Manager of Regulatory & Compliance for all Master’s in counseling programs. She is a Past-President and current Executive Director of the Nevada Counseling Association. She served on the Nevada State Board of Examiners for Marriage & Family Therapists and Clinical professional Counselors from 2009-2014. She is also in private-practice. She earned her PhD from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in Palo Alto, CA. Her dissertation received recognition from the American Psychological Association (APA) as runner-up for the Sidney M. Jourard research award and from The Center for the Sacred Feminine, with a Scholarship Merit Award. She was invited to present her work at three national conferences:

  • “Shame on You”: Exploring the Deep Structure of Posttrauma Survival, American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.

  • Suicide: A Window into the Deep Structure of Posttrauma Survival. 13th International Violence & Trauma Conference, San  Diego, CA

  • Introducing the Deep Structure of Trauma Survival: A New Paradigm for Trauma Informed Care.  The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care Dare to Transform Conference, Washington, D.C.

She is the author of Riding Wild Horses Home, which was nominated for Non-Fiction Book of the Year by the American Library Association. Dr. Unthank has worked in the Mental Health field since completing her Masters in Counseling and Counselor Education from Indiana University - Bloomington in 1986.


Reverend Dean M. Sanner, MA, MFT, NCC

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Dean Sanner is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God and the Pastor of Discovery Church in North Las Vegas, NV. He has been in ministry since 1983 serving churches in California and Nevada and serving as a sectional presbyter for Southern Nevada (2013-2015/2017-Present). He received his B.S. in ministerial studies from Bethany Bible College, and his M.A. in counseling/psychology from Santa Clara University.

 He is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Nevada, and is an AAMFT Approved Clinical Supervisor. He is an adjunct faculty member for Lincoln Christian University, and University of Phoenix where he oversees student counselors in the University Counseling Center. He began volunteering as a Police Chaplain for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 2005 when the program was started. He was appointed as the first Lead Police Chaplain in 2017. He oversees 22 Police Chaplains for LVMPD.

 Dean relaxes by golfing, fishing and traveling. Dean and his wife Jenell have been married since 1984, have two adult daughters, and their first grandson Grayson Spivey was born in 2017.



Dorothy Paul, EdD, LMFT, LCSW

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Dr. Dorothy A. Paul holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University; a Master's of science degree in Counseling-Marriage and Family track from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as well as an endorsement in School Counseling through UNLV; and a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics and Business, from the University of Nevada, Reno.

She has been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 2001, and also holds licenses in School Counseling (since 1997), and Social Work (State of NV - Associate in Social Work since 1989). She is an approved AAMFT supervisor for supervision of Marriage and Family Therapist & Clinical Professional Counselors Interns since 2015 (following a 2 year mentorship to achieve this designation).

She currently provides clinical supervision at the University of Phoenix (UOP) Counseling Skills Center and teaches part time with UOP on ground as well as online. She currently serves as the primary supervisor for 5 State MFT Interns and as a secondary supervisor for another 4 MFT interns.


Cyndia Glorfield, PhD, CPC, LCPC, NCC

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Dr. Cyndia Glorfield is a doctoral level counselor with significant experience and accomplishments in both her professional practice, and academia. One of her great passions is developing other behavioral health professionals, and assisting them with strategies to reduce vicarious trauma and develop appropriate self-care techniques. Dr. Glorfield has presented at several state, regional and national conferences on topics such as Grief and Bereavement, Counselor Education, and Professional Ethics. In addition, she has served as Clinical Director of the Counseling Skills Center at University of Phoenix, Las Vegas, and is a registered supervisor in both Nevada and Idaho.

In 2011, Dr. Glorfield earned her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Counseling with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University Meridian Health Sciences Center. Highlighting her passion for the education and development of students, her dissertation was focused on the participation among cohorts of counselors-in-training. She has been published on the subject of Grief Counseling, by VISTAS, a publication of the American Counseling Association.

Dedicated to the profession and it’s best practice, Cyndia has served on the Idaho Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (IACES) as Representative to the Idaho Counseling Association (ICA). Dr. Glorfield also served on the Idaho Counseling Association Human Rights Committee, and as Conference Planning Committee on-site chair. In addition, she also served on the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES)

Cyndia enjoys spending time with her five children and six grandchildren, and her beloved therapy dog, Zoey. Her favorite past times are going to the beach, reading, and playing and watching sports with her family.


Roberta Miranda, MS, LCADC, LCPC, NCC, ACS

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Roberta Miranda provides mental health and substance abuse counseling in Southern Nevada. As a Las Vegas resident for over 30 years, she is passionate about building the local mental health workforce. As so, she is a full-time lecturer for the Counseling minor at Nevada State College, serves as a state-approved LCPC and LCADC supervisor, and provides professional development workshops across the region. She is also pursuing her doctorate in Professional Counseling at Oregon State University. 



Barry Eliot Cole, MD, MPA, FAPA

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Dr. Cole is board-certified in Psychiatry and subspecialty certified in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. With more than 30 years' experience in psychiatry, pain management/medicine, hospice/palliative care, and medical administration he has particular interest in adult and consultation/liaison psychiatry, cancer pain management, opioid prescribing risk reduction, public policy, end-of-life care, and public sector medical administration. He has published on the following topics: pain classification, cancer pain management, care of the terminally ill, opioid prescribing risk reduction, the role of peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonists for opioid induced constipation, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain management, the importance of critical incident stress debriefing for emergency first responders, pain management outcome measures, neuro-endocrine implications of opioid therapy, educational resources for pain educators, the role of psychiatry in end-of-life care, and managing pain in older people. He has participated in a clinical trial for risperidone, and product development/launches for transdermal buprenorphine, buccal fentanyl, controlled-release hydrocodone, reformulated controlled-release oxycodone, controlled-release oxycodone/naloxone, duloxetine, and topical 8% capsaicin.

A native of Los Angeles, CA, and longtime resident of Las Vegas, NV, he obtained his undergraduate degree in bacteriology at the University of California, Berkeley and his medical doctorate at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine (formerly the Bowman Gray School of Medicine). He completed his internship in Psychiatry at the Wake Forest University Medical Center (formerly the NC Baptist Hospital), and performed residencies in both Psychiatry and Neurology at the Wake Forest University Medical Center. He performed his anesthesia-related pain fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Sciences.  He earned his Master in Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He held leadership positions with the American Academy of Pain Management (e.g., Interim Executive Director, President, Director for Education), the American Society of Pain Educators (e.g., Executive Director), and the Nevada Psychiatric Association (e.g. Director of Education). He served as the Pain Ambassador for Mundipharma (Singapore) in 2014-2015. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He now performs locum tenens psychiatric assignments and tele-psychiatry consultation.



John Nixon, EdD, CPC, NCC, ACS

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John Nixon holds a doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of Northern Colorado; his career includes the professional practice of mental health counseling and training graduate students in counselor education. He is an Assistant Professor-in-Residence at UNLV and Assistant Director for Clinical Services and PK-12 Outreach at The PRACTICE, UNLV’s practicum clinic for mental health counseling, clinical psychology, and school psychology, serving the Las Vegas community as well as an area of rural Nevada through tele-counseling.



Jake Wiskerchen, MFT, NCC

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Across the counseling field Jake has helped people struggling with all types of issues and has been trained in a variety of methodologies and theories. Prior to founding Zephyr Wellness, he gained experience working for six different mental health agencies, three colleges, two school districts, Washoe County Adult Drug Court, and a psychiatric inpatient hospital. He has done work both in-home and in-office and enjoys teaching, consulting, and training as much as he does one-on-one psychotherapy. In addition to his degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, he also holds a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and consults on accreditation surveys for multiple universities.

 Jake’s strengths lie in understanding and appreciating a broad variety of people from all walks of life. Having worked numerous jobs across a multitude of industries from food service to security, warehousing to education, and retail to event planning, he takes great pride in being able to connect with all types of folks. Jake believes to his core in treating people as human beings rather than labels; he works to help clients address their longer standing problems and not just treat their temporary symptoms. He also believes in the infinite capacity of the human mind and that it can conquer anything with the right amount of awareness and intentionality.

 A fifth generation Nevadan, Jake's family comes from both rural and urban areas. His father graduated from White Pine High School and his mother went to Reno High School while the entire family attended the University of Nevada. He has played sports his entire life and still enjoys doing so, along with backpacking, cooking, brewing beer, exploring his spiritual faith, and being dad and husband to his family. His volunteer activities include: hosting and authoring the Noggin Notes podcast; helping coordinate the Northern Nevada Behavioral Health Coalition; participating as a member of the Hillside Foursquare Church council; working with Walk the Talk America; working with INSPIR3; and writing for the Reno Dads group. Jake also spent three years serving by appointment from Governor Brian Sandoval on the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for MFTs and CPCs, including as the Board's president for two years, working to expand Nevada's behavioral health workforce through legislative change

His long and deep roots in the general community as well as his experience in health and wellness allow Jake to connect his clients to resources well beyond just mental health. If he cannot provide the help that is needed, he will work hard to find someone who can.

 Jake has given consultations, talks, seminars, continuing education classes, and staff trainings, to many agencies, groups, organizations, and individuals, including the Nevada Bar Association, Nevada POST Academy, Nevada State Civil Attorneys Association, University of Nevada, Washoe County School District, Nevada School Counselors Association, Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Lyon County School District, VanNess Group Homes, and CSA/Head Start. To schedule Jake to speak to your organization, please email

 How I stay healthy: Loving my wife, playing with my two sons, brewing beer, spending time outdoors, cheering for the San Francisco Giants and Nevada Wolf Pack, promoting my profession, cooking, and following Jesus to the best of my human ability.