June 12, 2024

The Pizen Switch Times

Established 2021

“Hope Grows” Counseling in Mason Valley

“Hope Grows” counseling opened it’s services to Mason Valley residents in April of 2021.

Per local office manager, Sheena Leonard,  Hope Grows is the inspiration of Bonnie James who grew up in Fernley, Nevada and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  Bonnie decided to start the counseling center to fill the gap she recognized in services offered to rural Nevadans.

Hope Grows provides individual, couples, family, and/or group therapy.  The center provides in-person or tele-therapy depending on where the clinical therapist is located.

“The saddest day hath gleams of light, the darkest wave hath bright foam beneath it, the twinkles o’er the cloudiest night, some solitary star to cheer it.” —Sarah Winnemucca

Currently there are 4 providers available, three LCSWs Licensed Clinical Social Workers and one Internist.  To become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Nevada, a person must  “acquire at least 3,000 hours of post-graduate clinical social work experience. This must include a minimum of 2,000 hours of training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological conditions”  according to https://www.socialworkguide.org/licensure/nevada/.

Hope Grows counseling lists the following challenges that they help to treat: depression, anxiety, PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, Trauma, Phobia, Interpersonal Conflict, Stress Management, Struggles with Grief and Loss, Panic Attacks, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder, and  Substance Use Disorders.

Hope Grows counseling can be reached at 775/561-4328 or hopehelp@hopegrowsnv.com

Their online website is  hopegrowsnv.com

“We at Hope Grows are committed to bringing competent and thoughtful mental health professionals to our community. Our goal is to grow a robust set of mental health services to meet the needs of the people we serve. Historically it has been challenging for many to be able to access mental health services in our community and we hope we will be able to begin to change this fact.”

For acute and immediate mental health needs, community members may call the Crisis Care Line at 877/283-2437, Suicide Hotline at 800/273-8255, or local emergency dispatch at 911.

~Leah Moore Wilkinson