Cynthia is the founder and Executive Director of Summit Mental Health. Born and raised in San Diego, CA, she moved to Las Vegas in 2005 and attended the University of Phoenix to earn her master's degree in mental health counseling. Her passion for helping people has been there since she obtained her bachelor's degree. Cynthia has been working with families, individuals, and adolescents as a psychotherapist and her internship at the bachelor's level. Cynthia is also Bilingual Spanish speaking.
Ms. Silva is the Clinical Supervisor for Summit Mental Health in addition to providing licensed therapy for clients. She received her degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Regis University. She enjoys working with a diverse population of adults, children and teens dealing with life issues ranging from depression to post-traumatic stress, victims of abuse, homeless transitioning to parenting frustrations and behavior management. With a belief that growth occurs one step at a time and that knowledge of process and circumstances leads to more effective decision-making, she utilizes psychoeducation in therapy sessions. She notes a passion for assisting victims of abuse (sexual, physical, neglect) in healing and "growing through" to a successful and healthy life. Providing a safe environment encouraging the formation of clinician/client rapport and frequently results in clients seeing positive results in their lives much quicker than they expected. Parenting support to provide a healthy, nurturing, and positive environment which encourages children to achieve their potential, regardless of existing barriers.
Justin was born October 4, 1989, in Edwards Air Force Base, California. Justin comes from a long history of family members serving in the Armed Forces, which he also soon followed in their footsteps. Justin grew up in a nuclear family with his twin brother, little sister, and mother and father. Justin was taught strong moral values at a young age by both of his parents. As Justin progressed in his career field, he developed a strong desire to help those suffering from mental and behavioral health related illnesses. For the past 10 years Justin has been in working in health care related fields that has put him on the front lines serving both military personnel and civilians. Justin has helped hundreds of individuals and families gain relief in social, psychological, and physical realms. He is well diversified in both his expertise and job training. Justin started his career in military nursing in the United States Air Force, while obtaining his undergraduate degree. To fuel his desire to make a deeper impact in his community and societal infrastructure, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Since then, he has been breaking ground in the both macro, micro, and clinical social work practice. Justin has already gained extensive knowledge and resources through his job experience of being a social service director, medical social worker, hospice/home health social worker, and clinical social worker. Justin has embraced working with multiple demographics and populations, which has only made him a more structured and diversified practitioner. He has found personal gratitude and satisfaction in working with people and their families to help them find true therapeutic and definitive results. Justin’s experience and expertise has provided a wholistic approach that considers all aspects of the needs of the patients he serves.
Prince Igboamazu is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern and is highly educated
with double Doctoral Degree’s. He believes in the power of collaborating with individuals to
achieve wholeness and consequently, wellness. The United States of America has become a
nation of multicultural diversity and Prince embraces multicultural counseling in meeting the
needs of individuals from all cultures. One of the counseling skills and conditions influencing his
professionalism is empathic understanding, which is his ability to experience the client's
subjective world - including feelings and cognitions. He is also a Pastor with a Doctor of Ministry
(D.Min) Degree and have many years of experience in Christian Counseling, before advancing to
Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Hello my name is Kara Kemerson and I am a state licensed CPC-Intern and Neurofeedback Clinican for Summit Mental Health. I have been with the company since 2018. I have been a practicing clinician for 3 years.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapy state intern. I was born and raised in Las Vegas and received my master's degree in the field of Couple and Family Therapy with a 4.0 GPA from UNLV. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help them resolve conflicts and improve their mental health and functioning. I am an EMDR clinician with experience and training helping clients reprocess and reintegrate trauma. I joined Summit Mental Health in January of 2020. I enjoy my job and love being able to support my clients through the process of finding health and healing, improving self compassion and self esteem, and growing and progressing towards their goals and aspirations.
I was born in Denver, Colorado, moved to New York when I was 8 years old. I lived in NY for about 8 years and then moved to Las Vegas at the age of 15 and graduated high school. I received my bachelor’s in human services and started working at a foster care agency. I enjoyed helping children to better manage their behaviors and mental health. I worked there for almost 4 years. I started working at Summit Mental Health in 2016 as a rehabilitative mental health worker and worked with many age ranges. I then worked in the office as a prior authorization writer and decided to complete my master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy in 2018. I am currently a licensed state board intern at Summit Mental Health. I love my position as an MFT because it allows me to help families, children, and couples to better manage their relationships as well as their mental health. I love the CBT model; however, I am working on mastering other models of therapy such as solution focused therapy, narrative therapy and DBT. I have a passion to help others and love what I do! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family.
Farbod “Freddy” Valinia is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Intern with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Farbod has experience working with teens and young adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and panic disorders. He has been working for Crisis Text Line, an organization that assists in suicide prevention, for the last three years. Farbod also has experience in the field of grief and bereavement, having worked at Seasons Hospice and palliative care. When working with clients Farbod utilizes the Person Centered approach, along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Hello! I graduated with my MS in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2021. To sum me up in just a few short words I would say I am charismatic, empathetic, and hardworking. I use a lot of person-centered theory-based therapeutic models and use a lot from the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approach (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). DBT can help people who have difficulty with emotional regulation, self-destructive behaviors, and can be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). ACT's goal is to help clients create a rich and meaningful life while accepting that life sometimes has painful moments as well. When I am not seeing clients I like to spend my free time with friends and family. I also really love video games! In addition, I enjoy music, musical theatre, reading (mysteries are my favorite), and coloring. I love being a therapist for many reasons; I love helping people and I love helping people progress their lives in a positive way that is in line with their values.
Is the person who you will be making the first contact with Summit. She is the one that you will do your intake as she is the intake coordinator and the one who manages the front desk. She also helps around with some admin duties. She enjoys working at Summit and has worked with the agency since 2015. She is kind, has a great sense of humor, and enjoys working out whenever she has time.