“Affirmations: LGBTQ+ Affirmative Counseling” is a program that includes comprehensive mental health therapy and substance use treatment that is provided from an affirming and supportive perspective of LGBTQ+ identified people, their families, and loved ones. In addition to these services, the program also includes: case management (linkage to care and to other community resources such as housing, medical, jobs and vocational training, food, financial assistance, Medicaid and/or insurance enrollment, and Ryan White eligibility enrollment), HIV supportive services, and wellness education. The services in Affirmations are available to all individuals ages 13 and above (inclusive to all respective gender identities/expressions and/or sexual orientations). The services are provided by licensed counselors, case managers, and HIV services specialist staff members of Community Counseling Center in a partnership with the LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada. Services include individual, group, couples, and family therapy and are available in person or through telehealth.
Hours on-site: 10am to 6pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (Wednesday off until further notice)
Counselors: Jaina Nelson, CSW-I, LSW (Monday, Tuesday, Friday), Patrick Sena-Bozarth, LMFT (Thursday) Executive Director of Community Counseling Center
Jaina: extension 291
Patrick: extension 295
Website, Social Media, Services Information, and Client Appointments:
www.cccofsn.org Facebook: @AffirmationsLV Instagram: @AffirmationsLV
Information about Affirmations and all of Community Counseling Center’s services can be found on website as well as client intake paperwork. There are informational rack cards and client referral forms at the door to the Affirmations Counseling room. When a client arrives for their appointment, the counselor will come to the lobby to get them and they do not need to check in at the desk. However, if a client comes to the front desk saying they have an appointment, please confirm which counselor they are here to see and then dial the number and extension listed above. Please do not knock on the door to the counseling room.
The fee structure or coverage can only be determined once an individual speaks with a CCC Client Care Advocate who will work with that individual to determine the appropriate coverage based on eligibility requirements. This can include whether the person has private insurance, Medicaid, Ryan White A, or meets eligibility requirements for any of the current grants that cover treatment. In the rare case where an individual does not meet any of the above, or would prefer not to utilize those options, there is a sliding fee available that is determined based on level of income as well as an intern counseling program where a client can work with a supervised graduate student or post graduate intern. Please refer interested parties to the on-site Affirmations counselors or the CCC mainline 702-369-8700 for more information.