Adrienne O'Neal, MS, MFT

Adrienne O'Neal, MS, MFT

Nevada License #1053
M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy
Owner, Red Rock Counseling LLC

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Education

M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, Minor: Addiction Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2004
B.S. Marketing, Minor: Advertising, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1984
University of Maryland, Munich, West Germany, 1979

License Certifications and Awards

• UNLV Students of African-American Heritage Award of Academic Achievement 2000

• UNLV William D. Carlson Excellence in Counseling Award, Student of the Year 2003

• Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Nevada State Board for Marriage & Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors, License # 1053

Professional Activities & Membership

• Board Member, Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage & Family Therapist and Clinical Professional Counselors, 2017 to present

• Past President, Nevada Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2013-2015)

• Part-Time Instructor, UNLV School of Medicine, Marriage & Family Therapy Graduate Program

• Board Approved Supervisor

• American Counseling Association

• American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

• State of Nevada Association of Addiction Professionals, Secretary, 2000 – 2004

• Las Vegas Chapter of Black Social Workers

Adrienne O'Neal is a counselor providing individual, couples and family therapy with a Nevada license in Marriage & Family Therapy, and maintains a private practice offering counseling in Las Vegas, Nevada. The office is located in the Summerlin area of west Las Vegas.

As private practitioner Adrienne works with a broad spectrum of clients including couples, teens, and childhood sexual abuse survivors. Among her areas of focus are depression, anxiety, addictions, infidelity, blended families, bullying, and cultural issues.

The main goal is to provide a confidential and nurturing environment to help overcome a variety of life issues and personal challenges, as well as to promote personal growth and development. With compassion and understanding, she counsels to help build on strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplish.

Adrienne describes herself as a military brat, the child of a parent serving full-time in the United States Armed Force. This means having grown up with a sense of not belonging anywhere. She moved 10 times before graduating from high school in Germany. Although Las Vegas has been home for decades she got the travel bug and believes extensive travel internationally and training has given her a cultural competence in race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability status, and other demographic characteristics.

Working with interracial, mixed race, and bi-cultural couples and families are areas of focus for Adrienne. Different racialized histories and experiences set interracial and intercultural couples apart from other dyads, and can influence the types of problems they encounter in their relationships and families. Many cultural values remain dormant until couples have children, and the question of which values and traditions to adopt or transmit becomes an investment. One potential conflict in relationships is defining the roles of parents and children.

Helping leaders examine how their own history or experience might contribute to perfectionism (the workaholic), passive-aggressive behavior, or competition which creates challenges at work. High functioning professionals, including CEOs and other stressed executives, despite considerable career success, may experience depression, anxiety, loneliness and a sense of meaninglessness. The high-pressured life often makes it difficult to maintain a satisfactory work/life balance, and attempts at self-care may at times lead to alcohol abuse and other behaviors that jeopardize close relationships.

Red Rock Counseling was founded with long-time friend and fellow counselor, Susan Dow, for the opportunity of creating a community with the ability to work with (and not near) fellow therapists. Adrienne enjoys teaching at the UNLV School of Medicine’s Couple & Family Therapy Graduate program, being involved in the community by serving on various committees and boards, and mentoring new therapists through supervision and by offering a student internship site for graduate level interns to complete their field work and face-to-face client hours.