Justus Mora, M.A., MFT-Intern


Justus Mora earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Bakersfield in 2014 before obtaining a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy counseling from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2018.  Since then, he’s helped outpatient clients with mental health struggles for over three years. Justus also has clinical experience in a substance abuse recovery setting, where he worked with clients to manage opiate addiction and co-occurring mental health concerns while also assisting with medication management. Throughout his career, he has served teenagers, adults, couples, and families.

As a therapist at Thrive Wellness Reno, Justus specializes in treating clients with mood disorders, relationship issues, and sexual health concerns, as well as those simply seeking more life satisfaction and fulfillment. His clinical approach is grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and existential therapy, as well as elements from several other modalities depending on each client’s unique needs.

Justus is passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community and those struggling with sexual health and intimacy issues. He believes everyone needs a sense of safety, comfort, and community to thrive and strives to establish collaborative, non-judgmental, and understanding relationships with clients so that they may connect with their feelings and experience clarity and purpose in their lives.