Services Offered

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Individual Therapy

  • Do you want to have happier, more fulfilling relationships?
  • Do you want to be more successful in your career and get to the next level?
  • Do you want to overcome stress, anxiety, and self doubt?
  • Do you often feel overwhelmed and not sure what to do next?
  • Have you had feelings of depression or loneliness?

 

The help you need is just a phone call away.


Like most successful people, you’ve achieved much in some areas but could use some guidance in others. Everyone can use some help from time to time. Let an expert in her field, Andrea Ornelas, give you the guidance and skills to empower you to have greater success in your relationships and your career, as well as increased self-confidence and peace of mind. Andrea Ornelas utilizes a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and Mindfulness Meditation to meet your specific needs. All of these techniques are Evidence Based Psychotherapies. Evidence Based Psychotherapy means that the technique is based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence.  Whether you need a licensed therapist to help you with stress reduction, relationship problems, anger issues, dissatisfaction with your job, or depression/anxiety therapy, Andrea Ornelas is just a phone call away. Her office is conveniently located in central Las Vegas.

Therapy Online

Many of my clients find that time and transportation are the biggest obstacles to beginning therapy.  I use a HIPPA Compliant Video Conferencing System that allows for confidentiality while having a therapy session online. You may use this system via an app on your smartphone, tablet, or on a browser using your phone or computer.  A lot of insurance companies have begun to cover these sessions as well. I am able to work with clients in any part of Nevada. My Professional License only covers those currently in Nevada. 

Andrea's Style

 My goal as a Therapist is to create a supportive environment in which clients can explore their emotional needs and overcome barriers that limit their full potential. I use an open-minded, holistic approach to client wellness and consider the client's work life, family traditions, cultural and spiritual beliefs, and personal goals. As stated above all of the therapy modalities used in my office are Evidence Based Therapies.

Helping you help yourself.

About Andrea Ornelas, LCSW

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Why I Love What I Do

  • I am a second generation Therapist with over 20 years of experience in the field of Mental Health Treatment. I find my work to be incredibly fulfilling and enjoy helping people reach their goals. Over the years I have recognized that many clients do present with similar issues. Frequently they are going through a difficult life transition. Often they are unhappy at work or feeling unfulfilled in their relationships. This typically leads to negative coping skills and unhealthy habits which result in not living up to their potential. I help people understand patterns of thinking and behaving that are not working for them. As we work together to make changes it has a snowball effect that leads to positive life changes. Witnessing these changes is such an amazing gift. This is why I chose this career and still love my work every single day.


About my Practice

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  • In early 2015 I closed my private practice in Reno, NV after five years to return home to Las Vegas.  I am happy to be back in the Las Vegas Valley and look forward to serving clients here for years to come.  I have assisted thousands of clients in reaching their full potential. I treat each client as a unique individual and my goal is to help you help yourself. I help my clients learn healthy coping skills that will assist them in the future. I offer Counseling at my office on West Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas, NV.   I am able to serve  all Nevadans statewide via a HIPPA Compliant Video Conferencing System. If you are located outside of Las Vegas and are interested video sessions please contact me. Some insurance companies will allow for these sessions to be covered.

Andrea's Qualifications

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  • I have a Masters degree in Social Work from Colorado State University 
  • I have a Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota.
  • I completed a three year long clinical internship before becoming fully licensed while working in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. During this time I was highly supervised by a LCSW and trained in psychotherapy. 
  • I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Nevada.
  • I am current in completing on-going continuing education to maintain my license. I stay up to date on the latest research and treatment modalities in my field.
  • I have been working as a Social Worker continuously for the past 20+ years.
  • I have a daily wellness and self care program that I follow for myself.

Frequently Asked Questions about My Practice

Is counseling confidential?

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 I will treat with great care all of the information that you share with me.  It is your legal right that our sessions and my records about you are kept private.  That is why I ask you to sign a 'release of records' form before I can talk about you or send my records about you to anyone else.  In general, I will tell no one what you tell me.  I will not even reveal that you are receiving treatment from me.  There are limits to confidentiality that arise very rarely.  These limits are: if you make a threat to harm yourself or someone else; if you disclose knowledge of abuse or neglect of a child or elderly person; if your records are subpoenaed by the court. 

How long are sessions and how often?

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 We will usually meet for a 45 minute session once per week, then less often.  An appointment is a commitment to our work, and a cancelled appointment delays your progress.  I consider our meetings very important and ask that you do the same.  Please try not to miss sessions if you can possibly help it.  When you must cancel, please give me at least 24 hours notice.  I reserve the right to charge you for missed appointments which will not be covered by your insurance company. 

How long will I be in counseling?

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 By the end of our second session, I will tell you how I see your case at this point and how I think we should proceed. I expect us to plan our work together.  In our treatment plan we will list the areas to work on, our goals, the methods we will use, and the time and monetary commitments. I expect us to agree on a plan that we will both work hard to follow.  From time to time, we will look together at our progress and goals.  If we think we need to, we can then change our treatment plan.  Due to each person's unique needs the time spent in counseling varies. I use a strengths based, brief therapy approach that enables you to reach your full potential at a faster rate.  The average person spends 6-12 sessions in therapy with me. 

Do you accept Insurance?

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I am a provider for many different insurance plans which include: Aetna, Anthem, Beacon, Blue Cross Blue Shield (Commercial not Medicaid), Compsych, Lyra Health, United/Optum, and many EAP companies. Contact me to find out if I am contracted with your insurance plan.

What is your fee?

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 Your cost per session will depend upon your specific insurance benefit plan. If you do not have insurance, or choose not to utilize your insurance benefits, then we will discuss fees individually. 

Do you work with couples? Kids?

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I do not currently treat couples in my practice. I typically work with individuals aged 16 and older. In the past I worked with a wider range of clients but have specialized my practice over the years.

Contact Us

Conveniently located on West Charleston Blvd. between Rainbow and Buffalo.

My office is located in the Pines Corporate Center. There is ample parking directly in front of the office suite. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment in order complete paperwork. You will find the paperwork in my waiting room.

Andrea T. Ornelas, LCSW

7371 West Charleston Blvd. Suite 120 Las Vegas, NV 89117, US

(702) 533-7660 OFFICE (702) 778-8910 FAX

Hours

Monday - Friday: By Appointment Only.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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