If you have perused this site, you know my specialties are trauma/PTSD, substance abuse, and mental health. I frequently work with those who are dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and attachment wounds.
In addition to trauma/PTSD, substance abuse, and mental health, I also enjoy working with people who would like to focus on self-worth and self-esteem, relationships, life transitions, assertive communication, co-dependency, and overall emotional wellness. There are many reasons people choose outpatient therapy!
I work with older adolescents and adults and see clients age 16 and up.
Outpatient therapy sessions are typically held once per week for 60 minutes. Initial (intake) session will be 90 minutes and EMDR therapy sessions may be longer.
I do offer therapy via Telehealth (virtual/computer-based sessions) for those in rural/remote areas or those homebound due to illness (must be in the state of Nebraska).
**AS OF APRIL 2020 ALL SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY COMPLETED VIA TELEHEALTH DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (until ‘physical distancing’ is no longer recommended) **
I believe that it is extremely important that a person is a good fit with their therapist! Of course, it might take some time to figure that out. I offer a 30-minute consultation session at no charge; you come in and chat with me, we will talk about your goals and determine if we are a good fit to work together. I am available to answer your questions about the therapeutic process. You might decide you’d like a referral or I might recognize that my areas of expertise do not meet your current needs. Of course, we may both recognize that it feels like a good fit and at that point, we will schedule your first session!
First and foremost, I am a person-centered therapist. I work in collaboration with YOU to determine your treatment plan and interventions. I will meet you where you are to explore your goals and needs, and we will determine together how to proceed. I will support and guide you on your path to stability, healing, and joy. Regarding issues pertaining to mental health, trauma, and adverse life events, I am an EMDR therapist and a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) as well as the Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.
I enjoy using strengths-based and mindfulness concepts to support the therapeutic process. Some of the therapeutic techniques I utilize are:
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
- REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
- ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
- Seeking Safety
- Circle of Security
- 12 Steps
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique also known as Tapping)