About us

Our Mission

The mission of the Downing Clinic is to provide low-cost, mental health counseling services to NSHE students and those in the Reno community. Master’s level, student clinicians provide individual, couples, group, family counseling, and play therapy under the supervision of fully licensed individuals to ensure quality client care. Our goal is to provide a helping environment in which clients feel heard, valued, and represented while being engaged in the process of change. Additionally, we seek to demonstrate ethical self-development for counselors which fosters a caring, warm climate for clientele.

Our Director: Adrienne Renwick, LCPC, LCADC

Adrienne Renwick earned a Master of Arts in counseling and educational psychology in 2010 from the University of Nevada, Reno. She focused on School and Community Mental Health Counseling. Additionally, she obtained an advanced certificate in addiction treatment and prevention services in 2010 through the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT). She is currently a student in the hybrid Ph.D. in Counseling program at Oregon State University, with an anticipated graduation date of June 2023.

Adrienne is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC). As well, she is an approved supervisor for both the Board of Examiners for Drug, Alcohol and Gambling Counselors and the Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors.

Location and parking

The Downing Counseling Clinic is located on the 3rd floor of the William Raggio Building. Parking for the Downing Counseling Clinic is located in the Whalen Parking Complex, adjacent to the Fitzgerald Student Services building (across the way from WRB). Clients are encouraged to park in metered parking in Whalen. After your first session, you will receive a parking pass good for 90 minutes for your next appointment with us.

Contact us

We value your privacy. For confidentiality reasons, we ask that you not contact us via email or voicemail with specific symptoms or presenting issues. If you are in need of counseling services, please complete our “Request appointment” form and one of our student clinicians will contact you as soon as possible. Phone messages and emails are used for general communication and scheduling purposes only.