Dr. Carol Aalbers is the owner and clinical director of Westside Center. She is a Licensed Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist and School Psychologist with twenty years experience. Dr. Aalbers enjoys seeing adults and children in individual and group therapy. She is certified in EMDR, and, in addition, has extensively studied dreamwork with renowned Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman, as well as Sandplay with leaders in the field. Dr. Aalbers believes psychotherapy is about healing past wounds in order to find your more authentic self.
A psychologist for almost 32 years, Dr. Sheehan’s back-ground includes assistant professor of psychiatry and behavior sciences and staff psychologist at the University of Nevada–Reno Medical School and 20 years at the Reno VA Medical Center as a staff psychologist. Now in private practice since 1997, Tom counsels individuals, couples and families ranging from adolescents to geriatrics and evaluates for ADD-ADHD on all age groups. His modalities of therapy include dream work and EMDR.
Dr. Megan brings an enthusiastic, compassionate presence to our practice with over 22 years combined professional experience as a licensed psychologist, alcohol and drug counselor and marriage and family therapist. She has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings in the public and private sector. She enjoys seeing adolescents, adults, couples and families and has her EMDR certification as one of her modalities, with a preference in providing traditional therapy. Her psychological evaluations and testing issues include determining learning disabilities, behavioral issues and for health-related medical recommendations. Dr. Megan enjoys working with both the active duty and retired men and women of our Armed Forces and their families on a variety of issues facing our service personnel today. Her techniques are heart-felt and sincere but can provide a no-nonsense platform when needed. She can be seen in Westside’s Carson City and Reno offices.
Marci Hinchey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Drug and Alcohol counselor. She has twenty years of experience in working with youth and families, and the addictions field. Currently she divides her practice between Westside’s Carson City and Minden offices seeing individuals, couples, and families. Marci’s specialty, however, is treating children and adolescents for trauma and abuse issues as well as emotional and behavioral disturbances. Her modalities include play therapy and behavioral therapy with children, as well as a cognitive behavioral approach for both young people and adults. Issues she treats include trauma and abuse, divorce, grief, loss, anxiety and depression, and parenting and behavior management for families struggling with behavioral and emotional disturbances with their children. She appreciates and feels rewarded by the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our young people and their future mental health, as well as with adults seeking positive change in their lives.
Monica Campbell earned her MA in Art Therapy and Marriage, Family Therapy in 2000 and she has studied with leaders in the field of Art Therapy. She specializes in using art therapy with a variety of issues and populations, including healing from Trauma, Child abuse, Co-Parenting and Divorce, Parenting, and Grief and Loss. Monica enjoys seeing children and adults in Individual, Group, and Family Therapy. She uses Mindfulness Based psychotherapy to companion people in acknowledging their core values, learning better communication and problem solving skills, and finding compassion for themselves and others. Monica practices out of Westside’s Carson City and Reno offices.
Cathy is our cheerful and super-competent administrator. Since joining Westside in September 2002, Cathy has utilized her extensive managerial experience to facilitate and maintain a smooth-running support routine. In other words, she keeps us all able to do our jobs of caring for our client's needs. With an educational background in Rehabilitation, Psychology and Management, she has blended the various therapists' clerical demands into an efficient multi-function department. Her empathetic and professional demeanor places clients immediately at ease whether providing their initial intake information or dealing with their insurances. As our practice has grown, Cathy's role has expanded to coordinate support for both office locations. You can always contact Cathy and will be dealt with in a caring and confidential manner.
Brooke came to us from California in July 2012. Years of working within the John Muir Hospital/Clinic system had provided her with an extensive background in family practice, pediatrics, urgent care and medical billing. Our office and clients truly benefit from her experience in patient-focused environments and it has made her an invaluable asset to our office. Her caring and compassionate personality translates in her telephone presence and is a comfort to our first time and continuing care clients. Brooke’s attention to detail has earned her the position of the office’s “Go-To Girl”.