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/trauma.
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, grief, 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 53 - 60 minutes.
I do offer therapy via Telehealth (virtual/computer-based sessions); you must be in the state of Nebraska during the sessions.
**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)