Meet the board members
Dr. Jim Studer
Dr. Jim Studer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Nevada. He spent 27 years as a teacher and administrator working with students from Pre-K through high school. He has background working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and their families as well as a variety of other clients.
Brinn Wallace is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is the clinical director at Quest Counseling where she works with adults and adolescents struggling with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring issues. Brinn is dedicated to the advocacy and advancement of mental health care in our community.
Dr. Jennifer Ross
Dr. Jennifer Ross is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and AAMFT-approved supervisor. In her private practice, she works with a diverse population of individuals, couples, and families. She places a high value on helping to develop our professional community, and is especially fulfilled through her instructional work with students in UNR's CASAT and CEP departments, as well as in her weekly
Adrienne Renwick is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a clinical supervisor for both boards. She is passionate about advocating for the advancement of the counseling profession. She is employed at UNR, teaching and providing professional development trainings for CASAT, and is a member of the Reno Counseling Collective. She is additionally in process of completing a PhD through Oregon State University.
Ryan Clifford is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. He is the clinical director and owner of Silver State Counseling and Therapy. He has experience working with a broad spectrum of clients and mental health issues. Ryan’s current treatment passions are delivering effective care to those with trauma histories. This ranges from patients that have experienced a single disturbing incident to those that have suffered multiple traumatic incidents resulting in complex trauma and PTSD.
Monica Joyner is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Nevada. Monica has her own practice, Joyner Counseling, in Reno. In the past, Monica has been a classroom teacher and has worked at non-profit specializes in work with gifted children. More recently, Monica has completed an Emotional Focused Therapy externship and her practice focuses on working with couples from the EFT modality. In her free time Monica in enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her family.