With more than a decade of experience in social work under her belt, Denise Abbey continues to devote her time to helping others. She currently utilizes the knowledge she’s acquired at Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services, where she serves as a licensed clinical social worker of the inpatient unit. In her role, Ms. Abbey is responsible for providing mental health assessments and therapy for individuals, groups, couples, and families. Additionally, she has been appointed to be a member of the Board for the Education and Counseling of Displaced Homemakers by Brian Sandoval, the Nevada governor.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Abbey was the operations manager of the Dove House, which is an intensive residential treatment center for the severely mentally ill. This is a pilot program she developed for the state of Nevada to help individuals with severe mental illnesses become more self-sufficient and independent through education and therapy.
In recognition of her efforts, Ms. Abbey was honored to receive the National Woman of Triumph Award from Women Work!, and was included among the prestigious roster of The International Women’s Leadership Association. Other notable accomplishments include serving as the founding president of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society and the Non-Traditional Student Union, both at the University of Nevada, Reno, and being the valedictorian of Truckee Meadows Community College in 1997.
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