Is Therapy Right for Me?

Life has its challenges whether you are single, married, divorced, or widowed. No matter the stage of life, everyone can benefit from a little guidance when it comes to being happy and successful. Therapy provides that guidance and allows people a comfortable, confidential outlet they might not otherwise have.

To help fill this role in our community, Sierra Ridge Counseling is now offering marriage, family, and individual counseling services to the greater Reno / Sparks area. All sessions are performed by a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. You are free to discuss any aspect of your life, including to but not limited to…

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Relationships (family, friends, co-workers)
  • A Premarital Roadmap (expectations, responsibilities, love, and children)
  • Marriage (work on maintaining or improving your life together)

Rates are affordable. We offer easy online or in-person credit card payment options. Session times are flexible and can even be done remotely, depending on your circumstance. Please contact us for more information today.

Meet Our Therapists

Toni Nichols is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her clinical experience has been focused on issues of healthy relationships, dual diagnosis, substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. She offers a wide range of clinical services which include assessments, evaluations, and groups, in addition to individual, couples, and family counseling. She works with clients from a theoretical orientation of counseling that blends cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and family systems theories. She believes in supporting clients in their emotional growth process, while allowing them to determine their own pace and direction. Toni is an easy-going, positive person who likes to help others live their lives to their fullest extent.


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: University of Nevada, Reno
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • Supervisor Name: Michael R. Freda
  • Supervisor License: 0791 Nevada

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: NV State Board of Examiners for Drug & Alcohol/00142-C
  • Certificate Date: 2004
  • Certificate: National Board for Certified Counselors/204761
  • Certificate Date: 2005




  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction


  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family System
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group