Shannon  Servi completed her master’s in social work at the University of Nevada, Reno.
She has worked in the mental health field for over a decade, helping people heal from eating disorders.  She also has experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, intense emotional dysregulation and substance use. 
Shannon has received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention and Motivational Interviewing.  Her current interests are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Narrative Therapy. 
It is one of Shannon’s core beliefs that our pasts do not have to dictate our future and we are often stronger, more resilient than we realize.  Recovery is possible.  Healing is possible.
Shannon is a home grown Nevadan and enjoys sunshine, stand-up comedy, poetry and quasi competitive board games.  And dogs.  She loves dogs.

Shannon's Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.”

– Mary Oliver

 


​Casey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counseling (LCADC). He has been practicing psychotherapy since 2001. He has extensive experience and training in Mindfulness, Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused Couples' Therapy, and the treatment of trauma including EMDR. His therapeutic style involves working to create a calming and teaching environment with a focus on teaching skills that can be used for a whole life. 
Casey enjoys providing a positive, and therapeutic male role model for his clients when this is beneficial. 
Casey is originally from the Pacific Northwest and has been in Nevada since 2006. He enjoys reading books and articles related to mindfulness and strives bring these practices into his everyday life. 


Casey’s favorite quote: 

“Hold your breath for a better day and you’ll never learn how to breathe, you’re afraid of the dark but that’s where you learn to see” – The show starts n​​ow by Cloud Cult


Presence Therapy


Desiree Smith, CSW-Intern ur​ Staff​​​

Angie is the owner of Presence Therapy, and co-owner of MidTown Mindfulness.

She has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years!  She developed the first Adolescent Residential Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program in Reno.  Later this passion for program development became Presence Therapy!  

Angie has vast experience in the areas of Adolescents and families, DBT, and PACT couples' therapy.  She also works with Chemical Dependency, Eating disorders, and Trauma.  Angie has accomplished several cutting edge, evidence-based trainings, including working directly with Stan Tatkin, Ph.D (Creator or Psychobiological Approach to Couples' Therapy), and Diane Poole-Heller-Creator of the newest methods for treating attachment problems.

Angie has also enjoyed supervising and training new therapists, and appreciates being able to give back to the community in this way.


Angie's favorite quote:  

"Pain + Resistance = Suffering"  -Unknown


​Our Staff

MeganBrenner received her Masters in Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her therapeutic style includes building a genuine and authentic relationship with her clients through a warm, and caring environment. She believes it is a great honor to walk along side others as they work towards self-love, respect, and joy. Megan is a trained Dialectical Behavioral Therapist (DBT) and thoroughly enjoys helping others foster and develop lives that feel meaningful to them through learning how to cope with and even embrace difficult emotions. She has experience working with people with chronic suicidality, substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and intense emotional dysregulation. Megan is a native Nevadan who loves her city immensely. She thoroughly enjoys dogs, the outdoors, traveling, humor, fitness, serving her community, learning, and home decor. 

Megan's Favorite Quote:

"Mountaintops are for view and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys."


–Billy Graham


 


Shannon Servi, LCSWr​ Staff​​​

Shelly Kuzma, Office Manager

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Allison Miller, CSW-Internr​ Staff​​​

Casey Kohl, LCSW, LCADC 

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Lynn Carver is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  She has been practicing psychotherapy in the Reno area since 2001.  She has a diverse background of experience working with adults, adolescents and children with serious mental illnesses and severe emotional disturbances, respectively.  She has extensive experience in program development, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing.  She is also trained in Sand Tray Therapy and Play Therapy.  She has facilitated multiple weekend retreats focused on parent training, and has trained clinicians in Nevada, California, Utah, Hawaii, Texas and Maryland on utilizing DBT in their work with clients.  
Lynn is a native Nevadan who enjoys time with family and friends as well as personal pursuits in writing and artistic endeavors.


Lynn's favorite quote:  
"Don’t try to win over the haters; you are not a jackass whisperer."

-Brene Brown

Leonard Capozzi, CSW-Internr​ Staff​​​

Angie Charter, LCSWOur​ Staff​​​


Shelly Kuzma has been with Presence Therapy at MidTown Mindfulness for 4 years.  In this time, she has worked as a steady asset with keeping our practice in line!  

She is a customer servent at heart!  When Shelly isn't at work, she is a committed wife and mother.


Shelly's Favorite Quote:

"Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations"

Leonard ​Capozzi has been working in the field of human services for more than 30 years. During this time he has developed his skills as a clinician and teacher and considers his greatest strength to be his ability to listen deeply, connect authentically and develop a trusting, healing relationship with people from all walks of life. In addition to having a masters degree in clinical social work, Leonard is also a qualified instructor of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Raised in the Bay Area, Leonard recently moved to Reno after living in Italy for five years. Leonard enjoys spending time outdoors cross-country skiing, hiking, camping and swimming with family and friends. He also enjoys the study and practice of mindfulness, and eating really good Neapolitan pizza. 


Leonard's favorite quote:  
​"You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf." Jon Kabat-Zinn

Rebecca McKibben, CSW-Internr​ Staff​​​

Jacci has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for twenty-five years working in a variety of contexts. She's worked with survivors of abuse resulting in PTSD and DID and sees the beauty, bravery, and resilience of those who are willing to face trauma and work toward healing. She's worked with teens, enjoying the energy and enthusiasm they bring into the room, and she's worked with people in grief who may have little energy at all. But loss is the threshold to deeper life and brings its own surprising gifts. She loves working with LGBTQIA folks and has learned so much from their journeys of self-love and acceptance. Everyone is welcome into her office where they will be met with love and respect.

When she's not in the office she's usually reading or writing a book, hiking with her hubby and dog, or playing with her grandkids.

Jacci's Favorite Quote:

​Now, every time I witness a strong person, I want to know: what darkness did you conquer in your story?  Mountains do not rise without earthquakes.


-Katherine Mackenett


Jacci Turner, MFTur​ Staff​​​

Lynn Carver, LCSWOur​ Staff​​​

Desiree Smith is from San Diego, Ca. where she was born and raised. She has lived in Reno, NV for almost 5 years and counting. She is a recent graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno where she completed a Master's degree in Social Work.  She is currently working as front office staff, but will begin her clinical internship in the next 2 months!

Desiree's Favorite Quote:

​"Never let your mood dictate your manners"


Rebecca McKibben received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is originally from Louisiana but has called Northern Nevada her home since 2011. During her time in Northern Nevada, she has grown to love the community and all that the area has to offer. Rebecca has a background of working with children and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use, and trauma. She has a passion for the LGBTQIA+ and has experience with those struggling with acceptance. She has experience working w/ children in crisis and their families. Rebecca has also enjoyed working with individuals and their families facing criminal charges and incarceration. 
During her time away from the office, Rebecca enjoys camping, exploring, traveling, football, tennis, and just having down time w/ family, friends, and two pups. 

Rebecca’s Favorite Quote: 
“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be”.- Maya Angelou

 

Megan Brenner, CSW-Internur​ Staff​​​

Allison completed her master’s in social work at the University of Nevada, Reno where she graduated with distinction in leadership. She has nearly ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of settings including residential treatment, intensive outpatient, and school-based social work. Alli believes that radical genuineness is essential to the therapeutic process and is committed to providing a safe space for the healing and growth of her clients, beginning with basic human connection and compassion for all. When she’s not developing her skills in trauma-informed care and play therapy, Alli lives her best life surrounded by her three children and three dogs, preferably next to a river soaking in the sun. 

Favorite quote:

“Thrive despite...”