Elissa Lois Slanger, PhD


Elissa Slanger

Title: Psychologist (Retired)
Location:  Reno, Nevada, United States

Elissa Lois Slanger, PhD, Retired Psychologist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology.

Driven by her persistence, enthusiasm and passion, Dr. Slanger celebrates a career in the mental health space that lasted more than four decades. Considered an expert in her field, she is regarded for the generalist work that she did treating patients suffering from a wide span of conditions, including anxiety disorders and depression. She also excelled in offering family services for couples and children. Dr. Slanger’s breadth of experience comes from the prominent roles she held during her tenure. She first became involved in her profession after working as a ski instructor and creating a program to train both women and men skiers. She noticed that men and women learned and understood the lessons of skiing differently, which sparked an interest in Dr. Slanger to want to learn about the psychology of the mind. From there, she held roles such as the president of Women’s Way Adventures, psychology assistant for the Mountain Employee Assistance Program and management consultant for Capax Corporation. In 1994, Dr. Slanger went into private practice where she was a clinical psychologist for two decades until her retirement.

In addition to her dedication to her professional work, Dr. Slanger was successful in her career because of her academic accomplishments. She holds a Bachelor of Science in history from Columbia University, a Master of Science in psychology from The Fielding Institute and a PhD in clinical psychology, also from The Fielding Institute. Dr. Slanger is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Nevada and California. Throughout her career, she has been involved in professional initiatives with the Nevada State Psychological Association as part of its Northern division. While a part of his prominent group, she was president, secretary and chair of the membership committee. She was also president-elect of the division from 1998 to 1999. Dr. Slanger is also a member of the California Psychological Association. As she looks to the future, Dr. Slanger intends to continue enjoying a well-earned retirement while seeking new opportunities to make an impact on others through civic projects.

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