Hello, my name is Reina Connolly. I am excited to start this therapeutic journey with you. Currently, I am a graduate student at Northwestern University studying clinical mental health counseling with a child and adolescent emphasis. My post-graduation work has been multi-faceted in the fields of Psychology and Counseling. I was an intern for a missing person’s organization providing supportive functions for families. In 2014, I worked for an organization with children who experienced a multitude of mental health challenges. Job responsibilities included providing emotional and recreational support for children. Highlighted work accomplishments were teaching novice swimmers and leading an art therapy group. Another work experience included being a volunteer manager at a grief center for children.
My volunteer background involves working with child and adolescent populations. I have been an active volunteer at a child and adolescent emergency shelter. I am also a baby cuddler for pediatric patients.
Professional interests include pediatric mental health, suicide prevention modalities, art therapy, and play therapy. A current project I am involved in is a senior capstone project for Northwestern University in which I hope to successfully create a suicide prevention model based on suicide notes. I hope to save lives by creating this modality and decreasing national, and possibly international, suicide rates. Another project I am working on is creating a nonprofit where I can address the graduate school mental health crisis.
My goal in providing therapy is to create a therapeutic relationship built on trust and empathy. I use a multitude of therapeutic modalities to provide the best care for clients. My life’s mantra is from the famous poet, Robert Frost who states, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by, and that made all the difference.” I hope to make a positive impact in your life by taking a supportive road to resilience.
To schedule your first session with me, call or text our Counseling Center at (702) 716-0908 or click here.
- Northwstern University, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Child, and Adolescent Emphasis (Current)
- BA in Sociology and Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Child Counseling
- Children with acute mental health challenges
- Psychodynamic Counseling
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Existential Therapy
- Grief Counseling
- Multicultural Counseling
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Medical Trauma
- Positive Psychology
- Under the supervision of Kana Nootenboom, Clinical Director, NV #01435
For all sessions: Please download the necessary forms below (all first sessions require an "Intake and Consent Form") and email completed forms to [email protected] as soon as possible to confirm your appointment time.
Please note: You will need to download and digitally sign the necessary forms using Acrobat Reader. To download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free, click here.
All new clients must complete the following form before the first session: Intake and Consent Form
If you would like me to coordinate care with another provider (for example, your psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.), complete this form to authorize release of psychotherapy information: Release of Information Form.
$50 per session. Sliding scale available.
Sliding scale available upon request.
I am a student therapist and cannot accept insurance.
Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted for payment.
For the initial session, a $50 fee will be charged if cancellation is not given to your therapist within 24-hours of the session start time. After the initial session, your therapist allows one (1) free missed session per year without the 24-hour notice. Please give a 24-hour cancellation notice to avoid being charged a full session fee for subsequent missed appointments.