Carla Franich, M.A.

Program Director, Outreach and Community Relations
Carla Franich


Carla Franich is the program director for outreach at Counseling Services. She received her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno, and certification in Wellness Counseling from Cornell University. Carla has over 15 years of experience working in higher education focused on developing programming initiatives to address the stigma associated with mental health. Carla is passionate about helping individuals improve their lives by offering support to achieve meaningful personal goals.

Beyond her work on campus, Carla is an advocate for mental health awareness in the Reno/Sparks community. She engages in public speaking, workshops, and community events. Carla fosters safe spaces for candid conversations about mental well-being. Her empathetic approach ensures that your thoughts and experiences are valued. To integrate self-care into her daily routine, you can find her baking delicious desserts and taking her dog for long walks.