Sandstone Psychological Practice

Meet Us

dark-line.jpgChristina L. Aranda, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Expertise

Counseling is one of my greatest joys and being a therapist is a true privilege. In my practice, I work with adults (18+) on a wide variety of concerns and have particular expertise and interest in the following areas:

  • Anxiety and Stress Management (including Test Anxiety)
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Problems
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma

I also have a great deal of experience working with undergraduate and graduate students in both community college and university settings. I am passionate about working with students and supporting them in their educational and personal goals.

Education and Experience

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Stanford University, where my love for psychology and counseling were first fostered. I took my first counseling course from the highly respected Dr. John Krumboltz, and knew at that point it was what I wanted for my career.

My doctorate is in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon (UO), a program that I chose specifically due to its commitment to multiculturalism, advocacy, and social justice. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the UO Counseling and Testing Center- where Dr. Mihelic and I met and began dreaming of a group practice we would open together. I then returned to California to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at Counseling and Psychological Services at UC Santa Cruz, where I focused on ADHD issues, including running therapy groups for students with attention deficits.

Over the course of my career, I have immersed myself in research, volunteer, and counseling experiences that have prepared me for work as a Psychologist. I have held focused rotations in the areas of: 1) Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counseling, 2) Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder Assessment and Treatment, and 3) Test Anxiety Treatment. I have worked in many settings, including: a college counseling center, university counseling centers, career centers, a child and family clinic, an advocacy agency for survivors of interpersonal violence, and a community agency specifically for adults with low-income who would otherwise not be able to afford counseling. I have also taught several courses in the areas of career development and psychological assessment.

Therapeutic Approach

My therapeutic approach is integrative and guided predominantly by evidence-based Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I also utilize a multicultural framework for learning about clients’ values, cultural background, and the contexts that influence their lives.

With all clients, I work to create a therapeutic space that feels safe, empowering, and collaborative. Together, we set treatment goals and I often check in with my clients about their experience in counseling. IPT relies on the therapist-client relationship for making wanted changes and also highlights the role of social context and relationships in current concerns. CBT techniques can help clients increase self-awareness by understanding the interplay of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors- and practicing new ways of being.

Personal Interests

On a personal note, I am originally from El Paso, Texas where I was born and raised. I have also spent quite a bit of time in the Bay Area, as well as Oregon. Although I loved living in Oregon, after many years in the rain, it feels wonderful to be in a location where sunshine is plentiful. I greatly enjoy spending time with my family. During my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, and catching up on Netflix. 

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Areas of Expertise

I am a clinical psychologist who provides psychological services to adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting problems. Some of my particular expertise and interests areas include:

  • Anxiety (including test anxiety)
  • Young Adult issues (i.e., identity development, academic stress, transition into college, increasing independence)
  • Mood Disorders (including depression and bipolar disorder)
  • Trauma Experiences
  • Psychological Assessment (including learning disabilities, ADHD, psychopathology, and autism spectrum disorder)
Education and Experience

My career in psychology grew out of my love for politics and advocacy work. I entered college with the dream of studying psychology and using such knowledge to design marketing efforts to raise awareness and policy change regarding various issues I’m passionate about. However, after taking abnormal and clinical psychology undergraduate classes, I became amazed by the psychological healing power created by a therapeutic relationship and therapy. I quickly changed my career paths and knew I wanted to become a clinical psychologist.

I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Nevada State College (NSC) and a Master of Arts degree and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the University of Oregon (UO) Counseling and Testing Center with a concentration in Training and Supervision. I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UNLV’s Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) with particular focus in Test-Anxiety and ADHD Treatment. I have been a licensed psychologist since 2014.

I have worked in a variety of settings including university settings, hospital settings, community mental health settings, and in private practices. However, it has always been my dream to be a part of a center in Southern Nevada like Sandstone Psychological Practice that provides quality psychological services to members of this amazing community.

Therapeutic Approach

My therapeutic approach is integrative, including a psychodynamic and client-centered approach. In working with clients, I understand presenting concerns within the context of their life experiences. For example, I help clients gain insight into how presenting problems may be related to past and/or childhood experiences (i.e., Psychodynamic Framework). I also believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is very important, and I strive to create a warm and empathetic environment in which clients feel open to work on their presenting concerns (i.e., Client-Centered Approach). Finally, I tailor therapy to meet the unique needs of each person I work with. For example, I may use cognitive-behavioral therapy (i.e., looking at how one’s thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are impacting one’s problems) when it seems appropriate with a given client.

Personal Interests

Although my birth name is Janell, I go by “Nellie.” I am originally from a small town in Kansas. I am a Mom of two children (and fur-babies) who keep me busy and on my toes. I am happiest outside; I enjoy hiking and exploring all of the desert-adventures available to us in Southern Nevada. I also get excited about road trips (with good music!), reading anything and everything, listening to podcasts, and watching natural disasters and apocalyptic movies. 

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Areas of Expertise

I am a Clinical Psychologist who provides psychological services to adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting problems. Some of my particular expertise and interests areas include:

      • Identity Exploration
      • Sport and Performance Psychology
      • Couples Counseling
      • Stress and Pressure Management
      • College-Population Issues (i.e., Academic Stress, Transition into College)
      • Depression 
      • Anxiety (including Test and Performance Anxiety)
      • Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
      • Physical and Learning Disabilities
      • Grief and Loss
      • Life Transitions
      • Relationship Problems
      • Trauma Experiences
Education and Experience

My love for psychology grew out of my experiences as an athlete. My passion for sport stemmed from my desire to understand the complex psychological processes involved in competition and motivation. I attended Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY, where I participated in intercollegiate athletics on the varsity volleyball and track teams. During my time there, my focus on psychology changed dramatically when I suffered back-to-back ACL tears. This experience with injury and identity exploration shifted my focus from sport performance psychology to a more broad interest in clinical psychology.

I have worked in a variety of settings with a diverse population of clients. I worked with the founder of The Optimum Performance Program in Sport and assisted in the development and research of interventions for student-athlete populations, provided services for UNLV athletic teams and Cirque du Soleil, and provided mental health services to students of UNLV and the Las Vegas community. I completed my Pre-Doctoral Internship at Texas A&M University, where I worked with undergraduate and graduate students, couples, and athletes and expanded my focused training in consultation, identity development, and social justice. I was happy to return home to the Las Vegas area and to Sandstone Psychological Practice for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship and I am excited to continue my work there as a licensed psychologist. I love being able to work in an environment that is powerfully devoted to healing.

Therapeutic Approach 

I take an integrative approach to therapy, and aim to develop treatment around the needs of each individual person I work with. I utilize a Psychodynamic approach, integrating use of Interpersonal Process, and incorporate third-wave behavioral therapies (i.e., Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy when appropriate. I emphasize focus on the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client, and work to develop a warm and genuine connection where there can be a safe and collaborative space to discuss clients’ goals and needs. I will often use emotional and mental experiences within the therapy hour to get a better understanding of my clients’ experience of other interpersonal relationships. I strive to understand the context of presenting problems and how they may be related to past and/or childhood experiences by exploring patterns in relationships and emotional experiences.

Personal Interests

I am originally from Reno, Nevada, where I lived for nearly all of my childhood—all but one year spent in Shreveport, Louisiana. After college in New York, I gladly returned to my home state for graduate training at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where I received my Masters of Arts and Doctorate Degrees in Clinical Psychology. In my spare time, I enjoy being active (hiking and enjoying obscure sports are some favorites), reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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 Dorothy Parriott, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Expertise

I am a Licensed Psychologist with a background in School Psychology. I have worked in school settings for more than 20 years conducting educational assessments, consulting with teachers and families on learning and behavioral approaches, and providing support to students who are dealing with interpersonal and personal challenges. Over the years, the shift in work responsibilities as a school psychologist changed and made it difficult for me to work one on one with individuals who truly needed my support. It was this challenge that prompted me to start working at a private psychological practice that allows me to spend more time building a personalized therapeutic relationship with individuals who truly need my support and guidance. In addition to the value I place on the therapeutic relationship, I believe it is important to use evidence-based practices that have been shown by research to be effective in facilitating personal growth.

Some of my particular expertise and interests areas include:

      • Special Education and Law Processes
      • Autism
      • Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder
      • Learning Disabilities
      • Intellectual Disabilities
      • Behavior Plans
      • Anxiety
      • Depression
      • Goal Setting/ Planning
      • Life Transitions/ Change
Education and Experience

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island, I discovered the perfect career path which allowed me to combine my interest in education and my love for psychology.  I returned to NJ where I grew up and obtained a Master of Arts degree and Professional Diploma in Educational Psychology at Kean University.  I began working as a school psychologist in NJ and then moved to Las Vegas in 2009, where I continued to work as a school psychologist in Clark County School District and at local charter schools. In May of 2016, I completed my Doctorate degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2017, I began a post-doctoral fellowship at Sandstone Psychological Practice where I gained experience assessing and providing therapy for adults, as well as continuing my work with children and adolescents.  

Therapeutic Approach 

The foundation of my therapeutic approach predominantly rests on Cognitive Behavioral Theory, but also considers developmental, environmental, and systems factors. I believe in focusing on the uniquely identified needs of clients and striving to help them set and meet their goals. I work hard to match my approach to the needs of each client and value the relationships that I create with each individual. My ultimate goal is to impact the lives of those I work with in a positive manner by helping them see their values, harness their strengths, and take action for their personal growth. 

Personal Interests/ Values

I am originally from NJ, and besides attending 4 years of undergraduate schooling in Rhode Island, resided in NJ my entire life prior to meeting my husband in Las Vegas. I moved to Las Vegas with my husband where we have chosen to raise our 3 children. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, in particular biking and hiking. I also love working on projects with my children to make our home a more enjoyable and comfortable learning environment. In my downtime, you will find me binge-watching my favorite TV shows. My personal values are being humble, dedicated, grateful and kind, and these are the things that guide every aspect of my life.

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Nick Carfagno, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow

Areas of Expertise

I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow who provides psychological services to adults ranging from emerging adulthood to older adult populations. While I work with a wide range of presenting concerns, some of my particular expertise and interest areas include:

      • Identity Development and Exploration
      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • Mindfulness
      • Life Transitions
      • Relationship Problems
      • Couples Counseling
      • Stress Management
      • Psychological Assessment
      • Learning and Intellectual Disabilities
      • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
      • Autism
Education and Experience

I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University California, Santa Cruz. While I did not initially plan to major in Psychology, after only one class I found a passion for the subject and quickly declared my major.

After graduating from Santa Cruz, I worked with children with Autism while saving money to apply to graduate school. I earned by Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV); my training included working with diverse populations at The Practice at UNLV, Student Counseling and Psychological Services at UNLV, and Sandstone Psychological Practice. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Counseling and Testing Center at the University of Idaho, where I provided both therapy and assessment services to a diverse student body.

Therapeutic Approach

I use an integrative approach that uses a foundation of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). I believe that every individual benefits from therapy uniquely tailored to them and never view treatment as one size fits all. Therapy is a collaborative experience that is built upon trust and respect. As a result, I always discuss treatment goals with clients to determine the best way to assist in achieving them. Most commonly, I aim to help clients gain a greater awareness of their thoughts and emotions to change how they interact with both. Individuals working with me will likely practice some mindfulness and begin exploring the values that they find most important.

Personal Interests

I was born in Los Angeles, California and lived there for 18 years. I moved to Santa Cruz, California to attend college; it was there I found a love for the ocean and the humbling experience one has from staring out at a seemingly endless body of water. During my time in northern Idaho, I realized that I much prefer the extreme heat of Las Vegas with amazing air-conditioning than the moderate heat of an apartment with only an open window. During my free time I enjoy being with family and friends, exploring nature, catching-up on the latest super-hero themed TV show (even if the writing has gotten really poor), and trying to keep my dog out of trouble.

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Rosella Redd, LCSW, LADC

Areas of Expertise

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I’ve spent the last 10 years working with teens and adults suffering with mental illness, while also taking an interest in helping those battling addiction. I find that the path to wellness often requires therapy and counseling in both areas, working simultaneously. Taking this career path has led me to develop a special interest in helping individuals with:

      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • Stress Management
      • Mood Disorders
      • Schizophrenia/Psychosis
      • Substance Use Disorder/ Recovery Management
Education and Experience

I earned my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Prior to attending UNLV, I graduated from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona with an undergraduate degree in Sociology, with the focus of Social Work. My passion for working with individuals stemmed from gaining an understanding of people in their communities and developing a knowledge of multicultural and diverse populations. I’ve learned everyone has their own reality, so my concern was learning to be of service to those who struggled with their own difficulties and circumstances. Nearly all my experience is with working with individuals diagnosed with chronic mental illness and addiction, serving both adolescents and adults at the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) level. At this level of care, I had the opportunity to work with individuals struggling at severe symptomatic levels and helping them gain the skills and knowledge to live productive lifestyles once again.

Therapeutic Approach

There is no “one fits all” therapeutic approach. It is important for me to meet the client where they are at and determine, with collaborative efforts, which approach works best. I am informed with using different therapies with my clients, ranging from motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy. In addition, I believe it is important to educate and help clients grow self-awareness, so that they can be in tune with their own experiences and learn to identify and cope with their symptoms and daily life challenges effectively.

Personal Interests

I am originally from Los Angeles, California and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada about 12 years ago. Although completely in love with Los Angeles, I am grateful to have transitioned my life to Southern Nevada. I value and cherish the time spent with my family, especially with raising and watching my little one grow. Most of my free time is spent enjoying the outdoors (swimming, hiking, gardening, interior design, and nearly all sports). I absolutely enjoy a sense of adventure with trying new things and having new experiences. Most of this usually involves trying new foods and finding different attractions in the Las Vegas area.

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Carly Shadid, MFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Areas of Expertise

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with adolescents and adults around a variety of concerns including:

      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • Couples Therapy
      • Self-Esteem Concerns
      • Relationship Problems
      • Family Therapy
      • Chronic Illness and Medical Conditions
Education and Experience

I attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for both my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communication Studies, as well as receiving my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have experience working with a variety of populations and presenting concerns. For the past five years, I was in a nonprofit setting working with individuals living with HIV/AIDS, where I was able to support my clients living with chronic illness and mental health concerns. This provided me experience in helping clients advocate for themselves medically and in their personal lives.

Therapeutic Approach

As a therapist, my focus is on helping clients work to become more connected with themselves and the relationships around them, in addition to gaining the coping skills to manage what life throws at us. I utilize a mindfulness-based approach to therapy. I believe every person is on a different journey through life, and I do my best to honor each individual's journey while working towards the goals set for our work together. The ultimate goal for me is to create a collaborative, non-judgmental and open space for clients.

Personal Interests

I am originally from Phoenix, AZ. I moved to Las Vegas 13 years ago to attend UNLV and loved Las Vegas so much that I never left! In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my partner and friends, being a dog mom, eating tasty treats, and binge watching the latest series on Netflix.

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Andrea Corral Rodríguez, MSW Field Placement Student

Education and Experience

I am currently a Master of Social Work student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and I am delighted to join Sandstone Psychological Practice for my field placement for the 2021-2022 academic year. I earned a dual Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Journalism and Media Studies from my alma mater and was part of the Honors College.

I have had experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds on areas of concern, such as anxiety and depression as well as with survivors of interpersonal violence—the majority of these services have been provided in Spanish. I aim to provide a safe space for clients to accompany them through their discomfort in their journey to healing. I enjoy incorporating mindfulness techniques whenever appropriate.

Personal Interests

A native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, I enjoy baking from scratch, gardening, photography, spending time with family and practicing my French in my spare time.dark-line.jpg

Jakob Mauer, LGSW, CSW-I

Areas of Expertise

My ultimate goal is to assist you in identifying how therapy can best help you in your life. I am a Clinical Social Work Intern who provides mental and behavioral health services to teens and adults. Although I work with a diverse array of presenting issues, my career, education, and personal experiences led me to take an interest in the following areas:

  • LGBTQIA+ Concerns
  • Identity Development and Exploration
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Behavioral Plans
  • Life Transitions and Change
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Disabilities (Learning and Physical)
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
Education and Experience

I began providing mental and behavioral health services as an Intake Case Manager for youth group homes. I worked for AWARE, a non-profit mental and behavioral health agency in Montana. At AWARE, I witnessed how financial barriers such as insurance approvals or denials influenced whether families could obtain necessary medical treatment. This experience inspired my pursuit of a master’s in social work to assist individuals and families challenged with mental and behavioral health issues resulting from larger systems of privilege and oppression.

I graduated from Walla Walla University (WWU) with my Master’s in Social Work. Currently, I am pursuing independent clinical licensure while completing my Doctorate in Social Work at WWU. I have over eight years of direct work experience with kids (ages 5+), adults, couples, and families in diverse cultural and socioeconomic environments. I have worked in various mental and behavioral health organizations, including private practice, medical, and non-profit settings.

Therapeutic Approach

I believe that everyone deserves to feel seen, heard, and understood. I strive to provide a warm, safe environment for my clients to explore their unique experiences. I service clients utilizing a strengths-based perspective that highlights client ability, fosters a solid client-therapist relationship, and emphasizes client-driven care. My therapy style is eclectic and may involve Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Methods Couples Therapy, LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.

Personal Interests

I am an avid outdoorsman from Montana who loves to try new foods, play board games with friends, and exercise. I grew up playing soccer and tennis and competed as a gymnast throughout high school and college. During my undergraduate studies, I taught acrobatics to youth and adults at a small-town Cirque-style performance company. Hiking is another interest of mine, and doing a celebratory handstand when I reach the top of a mountain.

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Demi Kourtesir, Practicum Trainee

Areas of Expertise

I am a psychological trainee in my third year of residency at UNLV pursing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I provide services to adults with a variety of psychological issues including but not limited to:

    • Personality Disorders
    • Anxiety Disorders (General, social, illness, panic etc. )
    • OCD
    • Hoarding
    • Phobias (Including agoraphobia, object, animal, situational, blood/injection, etc. )
    • PTSD
    • Mood Disorders (Including Depression and Bipolar)
    • Eating Disorders
    • Dissociative Disorders
    • Delusional disorders and mild psychosis
    • Disabilities (Learning and Physical)
    • Alcohol, pornography, and gambling addictions

I can also provide couple’s counselling and assessment services.

Education and Experience

I have long been interested in psychology and have been in school for way too long. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from CSU – East Bay, and my Master’s degree in Psychology from CSU – LA. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. While completing my higher education requirements to become a licensed psychologist, I have worked in multiple therapeutic settings where I provided mental health services to both adults and children. I was previously employed as a behavior therapist for children with autism, a psychosocial rehabilitation specialist for adults with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, and most recently worked as a student clinician at UNLV’s community mental health clinic. This year I continue my practicum at Sandstone where I hope to apply my previous experience and learn from new clients.

Therapeutic Approach

I take an honest, problem-solving approach to therapy that is wrapped in compassion and empathy. My ultimate goal is giving each client the ability to be healthy and independent. Upon meeting a client, I take the time to listen, provide support and encouragement, and develop a close and personal relationship of mutual trust. Together, we then proceed to identify areas in the client’s life that need improvement and establish a set of goals. With full honesty and transparency, I will inform the client of any disorders they seem to be currently suffering from, if any, and offer my recommendations for treatment based on evidence derived from science. While some clients benefit from gaining insight into their problems and understanding how those are connected to past experiences, others respond well to treatment that focuses on changing current behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Depending on the presenting problem and the client’s preferences, a specific therapeutic approach will be mutually chosen. It is important to me for my client to be fully informed about what treatment entails and to have made their own decision to proceed. Treatment will be tailored according to each client’s specific needs and preferences. I usually give the client a rough estimate of how long treatment will take to complete. As soon as the client’s goals are met, therapy will conclude. My plan is to empower my clients and give them the skills that they need to live their lives independently without having to be in therapy for long periods of time.

Personal Interests

And now the fun part! This bit is probably the most a therapist gets to talk about themselves, so I plan to take advantage. I am originally from Athens, Greece. While I enjoyed my spanakopita very much, I decided to give it up for some good old American pie. I moved to the United States 8 years ago and have no plans of returning except for the occasional Greek island vacation. I am a very social person so doing a job that requires me to talk to people all day long is perfect for me. Awkward silences do not exist in my world. I have one too many hobbies and no intention of quitting any of them. I am a Mini Cooper enthusiast, a traveler (16 countries, 19 states, and counting!), a skateboarder, a collector, a cook, a thriller and horror movie/book fan, a punk-rock music fan, and I am obsessed with aliens and cacti. There’s something about being green I guess!

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Jennifer Holmes, Office Manager & Biller

I am the face and voice of the office three days a week. I have a B.S. from California Coast University in Business Administration. I have spent most of my career in office management and Human resources. I am looking forward to helping Sandstone be a welcoming, inclusive, and efficiently flowing office.

I was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Las Vegas for work in 2003. I moved to Arizona, then Oklahoma, but couldn’t get the desert out of my blood. (Too cold everywhere else). I love the heat! It just took me a few midwestern winters to figure that out. Traveling is my passion. There is so much to see, admire, and learn from when you travel to different destinations. My home away from home is Disney, Land or World! Who doesn’t love the mouse? As Walt Disney once said” All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

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Deanna Tran, Public Relations Manager

I am the Public Relations Manager at Sandstone. I am delighted to help expand more engagement with those interested in the psychological services at Sandstone along with advancing awareness surrounding test anxiety.

Despite being born in Fountain Valley, California, I was raised in Las Vegas almost my whole life (I'd like to consider myself a Silver State native). I graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Marriage and Family Therapy. I began my college career with motivations of going into mental health, and while I still maintain strong interests for therapy, I have also developed great convictions in wanting to address the existing social injustices and systemic barriers that may impact an individual's well-being. Evidently, it has allowed me to arrive at the field of Social Work and I am currently pursuing my Masters of Social Work at UNLV.

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