steve graybar phd


Dr. Steven Graybar is a clinical psychologist and licensed in the State of Nevada. He has lived and worked in Reno for over twenty years and divides his time between his family, friends and clinical work. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Dr. Graybar has been a member of the faculty at the University of Nevada and a Clinical Professor with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is a member of the Nevada Psychological Association.

Dr. Graybar’s professional activities include individual and couples therapy, individual coaching, consulting with parents with children of all ages, health psychology, reading, writing and lecturing on a variety of topics related to clinical psychology. His work in psychotherapy is psycho-dynamically informed and integrates interpersonal, existential and emotionally focused perspectives. In addition to his private practice and work at the university, he served on the State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners for eight years. He was honored by the Nevada Psychological Association and given the James K. Mikawa Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Psychology.” Dr. Graybar is a member of the psychology staff at Renown Medical Center.

Clinical, teaching and research interests:

  • Psychodynamic approaches to individual and couples therapy.

  • Psychodynamic approaches to anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, physical illness and relationship concerns.

  • Health psychology and medical family therapy.

  • Motivation and change.

  • Parent consultation (particularly with parents of struggling adult children).

  • Treatment and research of eating disorders.

  • Applying eastern perspectives to western concerns.

  • Personal coaching.


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