Steven Dente,LMFT

Steven Dente,LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 4150
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Hometown Health
  • Prominence
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Reno, Nevada 89502

My Approach to Helping

I treat adult individuals from an "insight-oriented" or "depth" perspective, listening to both what is said and what is not said, in hopes of better understanding your experiences and patterns of relating to yourself and others. Learning to listen to our thoughts, feelings, fantasies, and dreams can be a useful way to develop greater knowledge of ourselves.

I find that we as humans are often held back by anxiety, insecurity, or feelings of inadequacy that tend to surface in our relationships with others. Understanding the different ways that anxiety or insecurity shows up in our lives allows us to make connections between the different experiences which cause us stress and, over time, to become more at ease with ourselves. There is no topic that is outside the bounds of therapy, though it often takes time to develop trust and comfort in voicing our most honest thoughts and feelings.

Paying attention to our nighttime dreams can also be a useful way of learning about parts of ourselves we may not fully understand. This can often enrich the experience of therapy because it offers another source of information about the thoughts, emotions, and conflicts that we're not always aware of in our day-to-day life.

More Info About My Practice

Common problems that I offer assistance with are:

Self-esteem and shame
Identifying and managing emotions
Relationship and intimacy issues (I see individuals and couples)
Self-sabotage in work and life
Creative blocks
Identity issues
Life path and career issues

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy can help clarify the aspects of ourselves that we would like to change, as well as help us identify and appreciate our existing strengths. Often we live our lives based on what we imagine others expect from us rather than trusting our own instincts. Therapy can help get us in touch with our deeper instincts, which includes thoughts and feelings we may have learned to tune out in order to get by in the world. By looking inward and getting to know ourselves better, we often develop a more honest relationship with ourselves and others, and are better able to reach our individual potential.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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