Mona Martinez, Ph.D.

Mona Martinez, Ph.D.

Downing Counseling Clinic Director
Mona Martinez


Mona Martinez is a lecturer in the Counseling and Educational Psychology program. Mona received her M.S. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and received her Counselor Education and Supervision, Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Reno. Mona is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (CPC) and she specializes in working with adolescents and using non-traditional therapeutic approaches, including Canine-Assisted Psychotherapy. Her extensive clinical background includes supervising rehabilitative mental health/clinical programs, creating and building mental health programs, substance abuse counseling, working in private agencies, being part of the Nevada Mobile Crisis Response Team, and currently, running a private practice in Reno, Nevada. She has taught a number of class for the counseling program and currently teaches Practicum and Clinical Mental Health Internship.


  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Nevada, Reno
  • M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • B.A., Art History and Psychology, Beloit College