Family Counseling Service of Northern Nevada

We strive to assist individuals and families to meet the opportunities and challenges of a changing world.

Family Counseling Service will no longer be offering counseling services as of July 1st, 2024.

 Additionally, Family Counseling Service will be operating out of a new address on this same date. 

We are still operating at 1475 Terminal Way Suite D until July 1st, 2024.

Dawn Cheeseman BSW
Case Manager
Family Counseling Service is now offering Case Management Services. Case Managers help their clients with needed resources and referrals for:

Helping individuals and/or families:

• Improve their coping skills

• Increase resilience

• Promote greater autonomy

• Increased feeling of safety and well-being

• Increased access to care and appropriate utilization of resources

• Balanced with the client’s right to self-determination

• Housing
• Transportation
• Medical Needs
• Nutritious food
• Substance use
• Mental Health
• And More…

What is case management?

Case Management Staff

Case Management

Coordinating and providing care that is:
• Timely
• Effective
• Efficient
• Equitable
• Client Centered

What is the case management process?

• Screening - The first step of the process is determining if the case

   in question requires case management services

• Assessing
• Risk evaluation

• Planning

• Implementation

• Outcome evaluation

What is the end goal of case management?

Important: We accept Case Management as a stand-alone service. Our prerequisites for services include that the client meets one of the following criteria: 

  • Survivor of any type of domestic violence at any point in their life.
  • Survivor of any type of familial/domestic abuse (mental, emotional, physical, verbal, or sexual, etc.) at any point in their life.
  • Survivor of any familial/domestic trauma at any point in their life.
  • Witnessed any of the above criteria as a child.

Contact Dawn Cheeseman at:
dawn@familycounselingservice.org 775-329-0623 ext 137

Dawn Cheeseman, BSW, is a case manager at Family Counseling Service. Dawn completed her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno. While practicing case management and faced with situations that seem futile, Dawn's philosophy is always "nothing is impossible," and works to find creative and unconventional methods to meet the needs of her clients. Dawn stresses the importance of meeting each client where they are and building strong rapport so their relationship is honest, effective, and yields the best results possible for the client.