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Meet The Team



Steve Nicholas is a loving husband and father who has lived in Northern Nevada for almost his entire life.  He started his career as a high school teacher and then shifted his focus toward the counseling profession.  He earned his doctorate in Counseling and Educational Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2014.  His doctoral work addressed new ways to interact with suicidal populations and has expanded into the worlds of education, first responder populations, military service, and wildland fire culture.  Dr. Nicholas' book, Living Ideation is a philosophical approach to mental health and wellness.  Living Ideation is tailored to help school-aged populations, families, caregivers, and the heroic warriors who serve our communities. Steve's services have grown beyond having a private practice.  He is an embedded clinician with Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, and he provides services to the wildland firefighting community across the country.  Steve is dedicated to helping our communities become more loving, connected, and resilient.



Jacquelyn Kleinedler was born and raised in Michigan, earning a BA from the University of Michigan.  She moved to Nevada for graduate school in 1999, receiving a MA in Counseling and Educational Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno.  She is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, with a small private practice in the community, additionally providing supervision to newly licensed therapist interns.  She has worked for The Children’s Cabinet for almost 18 years, in that time holding a range of positions in the Family and Youth Intervention Department. She is currently a Department Director providing oversight to behavioral health programs including Family Counseling, Signs of Suicide, and Living Ideation for families and educators.  Jacquelyn has served as the Chair of the Washoe County Children’s Mental Health Consortium for the past 3 years.  She is committed to improving the systems and services within which the families of her community live and work to assure equitable and compassionate access and social justice.


Dr. Megan Weller is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and National Certified Counselor. Megan attended University of Nevada, Reno and received her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2010; she then successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, earning her Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in 2018. Megan has a clinical private practice that serves a diverse client population, and has experience teaching therapy coursework to master's level students. She is passionate about suicide prevention and reducing suffering in all people through the Living Ideation model. Megan compassionately helps individuals, couples and families to connect with others and increase satisfaction in their lives. She envisions a world where all people experience trust in relationships and a sense of belonging, so they can achieve in ways that matter to them; all the while, moving in and out of each emotion with ease.


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