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About Wayne & Laura

Wayne and Laura McAuliffe are licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. We work with individuals, couples and families including children (6-10), pre-teens, and adolescents as well as adults.

We are private practitioners working with a broad spectrum of client concerns including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, marriage, divorce, step-families, issues related to substance abuse and addiction, and with those who are struggling with physical limitations and interrupted life story lines.

We emphasize a strength-based collaborative approach to therapy through therapeutic conversations that help families, couples, and individuals rediscover hope in the midst of the problem saturated stories of their current experiences.  

Our therapeutic approaches are based on a therapy of appreciation for the client and the influence of problems on the clients’ lives. We integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer highly personalized approaches tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, we work with individuals and families to help them rediscover their strengths, discover new possibilities, and help them move into their preferred life stories. 

We are native Nevadans, raised in Reno and Carson City. We completed our BS degrees at the University of Nevada Reno which is where we met, and we have raised our family here in the Reno/Sparks community. We returned to school for MSC degrees in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy at the University of Phoenix (Reno campus) specializing in narrative therapy. (We accept Medicaid).

Laura and Wayne worship at Life Church in Reno. We have co-facilitated a variety of groups and classes at Sparks Christian Fellowship including: 12 Steps - A Spiritual Journey, Recharging Your Marriage series of workshops, and parenting classes. 

We have provided family therapy at the Children’s Cabinet in Reno, NV, Heal Therapy of Nevada, Compass Behavioral Health, and Serenity Mental Health. 


Education and Licenses:

   

MS in Marriage, Child, and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix, Reno Campus.        
   
Laura McAuliffe, MS: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Nevada #01428
   
Wayne McAuliffe, MS: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Nevada #01429


Additional Training:

    Level I Narrative Therapy with Stephen Madigan, PhD in Vancouver, BC
    Level II Advanced Narrative Therapy with Stephen Madigan, PhD in Vancouver, BC     
    Therapeutic Conversations X Conference and Training, 2012 sponsored by:
   
Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy

Professional Activities and Memberships:

        American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)

        Nevada Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (NAMFT)
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