I am a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner in Nebraska and have been in private practice for 6 years. I have an insatiable appetite for learning and am a lover of words, stories, ideas, and possibilities. Entering the field of counseling was birthed out of my years of experience as a medical provider and as a leader of a community of faith.
Let me tell you a bit my therapeutic approach. My approach is eclectic, drawing from several modalities. Here or some of the major components.
Relational: Establishing a sense of relational safety and trust is a priority for our therapeutic work together. I believe that the dynamic of therapist/client relationship enables us to collaborate as we work together in the areas of concern. “When you ponder yourself in relationship and allow others to bring their experience back to you, you begin to change.” ( Dan Allender, Ph.D.)
Trauma recovery: Knowing that one’s past experiences play a significant role in the ability to live life more fully and freely in the present, I work to help clients identify and understand the connections and discover ways to reduce disruptive symptoms in their daily lives and relationships.
Interpersonal Neurobiology: Understanding and tending to the emotional parts of our brain can be very helpful in managing overwhelming emotions and trauma related symptoms. Where appropriate, I integrate mindfulness, internal family systems, and body awareness in my practice. My aim is to assist my clients in growing a sense of self-awareness and understanding of how her/his/their mind works. Through this process I help clients find pathways of growth and gain skills and understanding for improving quality of life and relationships.
Attachment: Patterns of relating that are established in early childhood and significant childhood trauma (such as abuse, death of a loved one, or a family breakup) can powerfully impact one’s current relationships. Our therapeutic relationship provides a safe environment to explore these patterns and strengthen important relationships.
Education and Certifications:
Certified Telemental Health Professional
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Level II
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology; Seattle, Washington
Master of Arts in Women’s Studies from Trinity Seminary; Newburgh, Indiana.
Bachelor of Science in Allied Health from University of Nebraska Medical Center, Physician's Assistant; Omaha, NE.
Whether you are considering counseling for the first time or looking to return to therapy, I commend your courage to invest in yourself, and I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
NE LMHP 5191
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carla Huscher. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Carla is a great therapist! I feel heard, understood, respected, and valued by her. She is very knowledgeable in many different aspects of therapy, yet relatable. She is probably the best therapist I’ve had!
Written on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Carla for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Carla is AWESOME. She’s patient, kind, and has a deeper understanding of trauma and cognition than any other therapist or counselor I have met. I would recommend her to anyone who is dealing with past trauma, abuse, or discordant relationships. I feel very heard by her and appreciate that she has actionable guidance for me during a time when I need it most.
Written on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes