Last updated: 6/6/2018

Marilyn H. Palasky, LCSW, PhD. ACSW, LMSW (702) 324-8416
Last Updated: 6/6/2018
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(PHD) Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (LCSW) Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

     My practice is "doing for another--what was done for me".  In early mid-life, the path I was on seemed downhill and the things I'd learned, so far, weren't helping me to have a better life. When I found a therapist who was warm and professional without being familiar or superior, I could start to work on my stuff that wasn't working.  Little by little, without embarrassment, criticism or blame--A clearer view of my true self began to emerge and life got better in a way, on a path, that is not downhill.

     Sound simple?  Well, yes, the step by step part is 'simple', but not easy; that's why a psychotherapist who has done their own work is so important.  The heart and soul of 'what was done for me', can be seen in better living, experienced everyday:  Acquiring tools to solve problems, communication skills, emotional intelligence, anger management, stress relief, better parenting, improved marriage, secure attachment, self awareness of addictive tendencies, and strategic ways of melting trauma. Is it too much to aim towards a sense of overall well being that doesn't go away? 

     Stay tuned -- I've come to a place in my own work where a "Book Sabbatical" is required. I will not be taking new clients from August 1st, 2017 until further notice. The book is based on the last sentence of my personal statement above. 

     In the meantime here are a couple of therapist that have done their own work and have agreed with me to work with you. Call them. Shannon O'Grady, PhD - (505)660-8918, Otto Berk, LCSW - (718)986-3113. 

Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Aging Attachment Disorders Bipolar Disorders Depression Education/Personal Development Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Substance Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Developmental Disability Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Family Issues Grief/Loss Learning Disabilities Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Disorders Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Office and Contact Information
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Marilyn H. Palasky, LCSW, PhD
9402 West Lake Mead Blvd --Suite# 115
Las Vegas, NV 89134
(702) 324-8416

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 38

NV - LCSW [5121-C]
NY - LMSW [054004-1]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Certified Spiritual Counselor
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
National Register of Mental Health
Social Work Supervisor

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $150
Couples: N/A
Group: $25
Family: $175

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:

AETNA (Open Choice) GEHA Health Plan for Federal Employees
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Preferred) Human Behavior Institute (HBI)
Anthem Blue Cross of Nevada Teachers Health Trust
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) TRICARE
CIGNA HealthCare TriWest Healthcare Alliance
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Healthcare
Electrical Workers Health and Welfare

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
Chronic Illness College Students Entertainment Industry Military/Veterans
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Caregivers Children of Divorce Disabled Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Transgender Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Dream Work or Analysis Focusing Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Parent Guidance Psycho-Educational Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Relational
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advocacy Body Centered Psychotherapy Case Management Coaching Contemplative Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Evaluation/Diagnostic Expressive Therapy Geriatric Consultation Gestalt Humanistic Information and Referral Mediation Mindfulness Based Approaches Satir Schema Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Individual
Other methods:
Family Systems Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Hindu Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Native American
Alaskan Native Arabic Armenian Caribbean Irish Italian Pacific Islander Russian
Professional Associations
American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) American Society on Aging National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Modern Psychoanalytic Study Group
Learn how to relate to difficult people--use emotional communication, contact function and other adaptive defenses (without becoming defensive).
Group Focus: Interpersonal Relationships
Family Dysfunction
Parenting Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Location: Kayenta Wellness Building
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Phone: (702) 324-8416
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Thursday

Using Modern Psychoanalysis
This is a educational group of 90 minutes -- to learn the highly effective methods involved Psychoanalytic Treatment. There are readings for each class which is the focus of the discussion--$30 every other week.
Group Focus: Education/Personal Development
Career/Employment Concerns
General Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Relation to Focus:
Location: 9402 West Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Phone: (702) 324-8416
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 2 weeks on Monday

Introduction to Modern Psychoanalysis
Mental Health Issues are all around us [including our own wellness maintenance over time]. Achieving progressive communication in the everyday relations we have with the non-feeling, the anxious, the depressed--that's the aim of experiental learning.
Group Focus: Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Location: 9402 West Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Phone: (702) 324-8416
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 2 weeks on Wednesday