Denise F. Quirk


Denise F. Quirk

Denise F. Quirk has been an addictions counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist in Reno, Nevada since 1992.  She began specializing in treating problem gamblers and their families in 1999.  She is presently the CEO and Clinical Director of the Reno Problem Gambling Center, a non-profit outpatient treatment center for problem gambling clients and their families.  Denise also serves on the Governor’s Advisory Committee for Problem Gambling and is a past member of the Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors for the State of Nevada. 

Denise wrote and teaches an online course called “Exploring Gambling Behaviors” for the University of Nevada, Reno.  Denise advocated for the nation’s highest standard for Certified Problem Gambling Counselors in Nevada, as well as testifying in support of AB 102, which became law as part of NRS 458, paving the way for treatment diversion for pathological gamblers in the legal system.  She also supervises gambling counseling interns around the state. 

Denise co-authored a handbook on Gambling Patient Placement Criteria with her GPPC Initiative colleagues with the help of a grant from the Nevada Problem Gambling Revolving Fund. (See the GPPC website at .)

Denise has been practicing in Reno as an MFT and consultant in her private practice, Red Hawk Counseling, since graduating with her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology from UNR in1992.  Her therapeutic focus is to help families affected by addictions, specifically gambling, alcohol, drugs, pornography, financial issues and parenting and anger problems.

Any questions about the kind of therapy Denise does, what her office is like, how she runs groups, and if there are questions about fees, should be directed to Denise by calling or emailing.  Hope and help are available today!

Nevada Marriage & Family Therapist License #656
Nevada Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor #193
National Certified Gambling Counselor #507
Nevada Certified Problem Gambling Counselor & Supervisor, #105G, 108GS

Contact Information:

Phone: (775) 284-7275 - Fax: (775) 284-5336
527 Humboldt Street, Reno, Nevada 89509
Offices in Reno