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Sometimes in the waves of change we find our true direction. At Element Mind & Body you will
receive unwavering support in a tranquil and non-judgmental environment.

Here at Element Mind & Body you will uncover your strength as we embark on the journey of
change. It is my firm belief that mind and body are inextricably connected and finding a healthy
balance can often be challenging. It has been said that there is no greater force in nature than
water, it is fierce yet tranquil, at times it is clear at others it is murky. Water has the power to
transform; it is fluid and adaptive. Together we can ride the waves of life and help you transform
into your best self.

Wendy Talavera is a Clinical Professional Counselor who was raised in the
Northern Nevada area and has worked in the community for the past 17 years. She graduated
from Dayton High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology
from the University of Nevada Reno. She later obtained a Master of Science in Professional
Counseling from Grand Canyon University in 2018. From 2005 - 2019 Wendy worked at the
Carson City Sheriff’s Office where she held numerous positions, her most favorite assignment
was working as a Public Safety Communications Operator and Training Officer. In 2020 she
went on to work as a Youth Services Case Manager at China Spring Youth Camp. She currently
resides in the Northern Nevada area and works in Carson City and Minden. She has strong ties to
the community and takes pride in working with different populations. She is bilingual in English
and Spanish and offers services in the language that is the most comfortable to her clients. Her
primary areas of focus are with children and adolescents, first-responders, and couples struggling
with the aftermath of infidelity. She treats many disorders including: anxiety, depression, PTSD,
Oppositional-Defiance, and ADHD.

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