Daniel O'Neill

(MS, LMHP)
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About Me

Hello, my name is Dan O’Neill. I am a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) in the state of Nebraska. I have earned a B.A. in Psychology, a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling. My career history began in medical supply sales, then into orthopedic sales. A series of life events and opportunities allowed me to return to school at a later age than most to obtain my credentials. As I look back I can see that my life has always been grounded in professions focused on helping others. Whether that be in providing for their physical needs, or now, helping someone find solutions with their emotional or psychological needs. In my counseling career I have worked in residential and outpatient settings. This has allowed me to work with a wide range of populations, from troubled adolescents to those in the criminal justice system. I recently worked for nine years in the Drug Court. I have had the phenomenal opportunity to work with individuals from all walks of life. As one might imagine, working in the criminal justice system exposes you to people with horrendous backgrounds and traumatic experiences, co-morbid mental health issues, and deep-seated addiction issues. It was a challenging yet very rewarding experience.
My approach to counseling is to allow you to determine your needs. You know you better than anyone else, the best way to utilize that knowledge is to meet you where you are and not force you into someone else’s idea of the best you. That is not to say I will not challenge your thoughts, actions, decisions-but it will be done in a very considerate and thoughtful manner. I would describe my approach as warm and empathetic, with a touch of humor when appropriate. We will work collaboratively to discover strategies and solutions that work best for you. I know in my own life that tragedy, trauma, family and life issues can be debilitating at times. Having someone you feel will understand, may have had similar experiences, can be truly trusted, and has your best interest in mind can be life changing. I would like to help you navigate whatever you are dealing with.
I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Dependent Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHP #4549 (Expires: 2022-09-01)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dan, there’s a lot to say about this guy. I never anticipated for someone like him to understand my issues and be able to empathize with them. I recently went through some really rough patches and distanced myself from everyone in my life. Dan wasn’t afraid to help me pick up right where we left off and help in the best way that he could as a therapist.

Written by H.E. on Nov 21, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

My therapist is very supportive and compassionate with his knowledge. He has helped me many ways and I'm grateful for this service and my therapist.

Written by E.R. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

I always leave our sessions feeling much more at ease and less stressed than when I entered. I look forward to the weekly sessions knowing how helpful they are and have always been.

Written by C.H. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I’ve been to many counselors over the years but this has been by far my best experience!

Written by H.A. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Months later and I still use Dan and look forward to all of our sessions. He holds me accountable while also listening to every word I say. He really makes things click in my brain making it easier to understand and accept.

Written by N.A. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dan has been a great help to me. More like a colleague than a patient/provider relationship, Dan walks a great line of reframing as well as challenging my perspectives to help me feel better. I would strongly recommend him, however, I hate to fight you for appointment times. Although, Dan has also been quite helpful with my crazy schedule.

Written by P.A. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Dan made a positive impact in my life in more ways than one. He is experienced and practical which makes our sessions beneficial, but above that he is a friend. Creating time for sessions can seem annoying when you are busy, but I was always looking forward to talking with Dan and I always walked away from our sessions in a great mindset and grateful.

Written by V.E. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I love him so much! Seriously asks good questions to help me navigate my problems in a super kind creative way. Love him!

Written by S.E. on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dan does a great job of listening to what a person has to say before he comes into the conversation. There are useful tactics/strategies he share that can be put to use in a daily routine. He is realistic and provides a sense of humor at times.

Written by A.M. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I enjoy my experience with Daniel! He has helped me tremendously and I appreciate all he has done.

Written by A.S. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Daniel O'Neill does something very important to me: he actually listens to me and responds to what I'm saying, instead of trying to push preconceived notions on me. He does his best to offer solutions, and he positively reinforces when I do good things for myself, instead of giving a nonreaction.

Written by A.N. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Easy to talk to; insightful, open & honest (calls it as it is); shares resources that he thinks would help; makes himself available by text and responds promptly. I’m thankful for Dan!

Written by C.A. on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Daniel has been extremely helpful, kind, and he really understands my struggles and helps me work through them. He makes me feel seen and heard. I look forward to our sessions!

Written by J.I. on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

During the sessions with Dan, I feel like my feelings and problems are heard, validated and understood. With him guiding me, I feel like I will finally be able to work through my past, present and future. I love that he is easy to talk to, is solution oriented and that he has a sense of humor.

Written by M.I. on Jun 19, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dan really does want to help and I feel confident in telling him my stories.

Written by V.E. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

It’s very comfortable to talk with Dan. He talks about realistic expectations and techniques to work through. Dan helped me manage my anxiety and stresses related to my job. He’s good-hearted and a great listener!

Written by O.L. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Dan is an amazing counselor! He really listens and always offered good suggestions. He was never complacent and had no problem pushing me to think about things differently. If I didn't move out of state, I would still be working with Dan.

Written by R.E. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and anger management

He was very nice and could relate to what I’m going through.

Written by J.O. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Dan is the best backup a person could have for a tough situation. Dan is respectful and resourceful.

Written by C.O. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

Dr. Dan is the most understanding and compassionate counselor I’ve ever had. He asks thoughtful questions that helps him to better understand my concerns and does not come from a place of judgement. He also offers helpful readings and suggestions that can be applied to life outside of our sessions that have been helpful in applying our discussions to real life situations. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Written by G.E. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dan is so happy to get to know me and my situation. On our first session I felt like we connected well and quick because he simply cares to be a helpful human. I’m excited to continue with Dan and excited to take his guidance to help myself.

Written by S.T. on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning career difficulties, and coaching

I never had used a counselor before so it was difficult for me to make that first phone call to ask for help. Although the initial on boarding process felt pretty clinical, once I was assigned to Dan, and we had our first meeting, I felt more at ease. When I contacted BetterHelp, I felt like I was going through a bit of a mid-life crisis - unhappy with my job but too fearful to try something different. Dan helped me to see the variety of options I had and, in effect, gave me permission to test the waters. We’ve probably had 5 sessions over the last several months. Just when I thought a session would be our last, Dan gave me more to think about. Although the frequency of our meetings have decreased, and someday will be the last session, Dan and this counseling experience has been very good for me, my mental health, and has changed how I’m looking at life as I move forward. Thank You Dan!

Written by F.O. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Daniel is very charismatic and takes everything about your situation into consideration. He also recommended perfect options suited to my issues to help me work through them. It was definitely worth my time to have worked with him.

Written by E.M. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

I can honestly say that in just a few weeks with Dan, my life has improved greatly. He really has helped me get to the root of my issues and start taking steps towards getting my life back on track in a steady way.

Written by E.M. on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

We've only been meeting a few months, but has helped by not only listening, but offering suggestions and resources for education. He's easy to talk to, and finds humor as well as stressors. Would highly recommend!

Written by J.E. on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have been in an out of therapy since I was 12 and always left feeling it was a waste of my time. Dan totally changed my mind about therapy! Not only does Dan truly listen to me but he has given me the tools to work through 30 years of baggage I have been carrying. He is compassionate but straight with me which I truly appreciate. Words can’t express how just how positive this experience is for me. I will be forever grateful.

Written by K.A. on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Daniel has helped me create a space in my head where I can go and feel comfortable and no longer scared of my thoughts. He helped me be more of my own individual. I greatly appreciate him being in my life.

Written by C.H. on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dan has improved my quality of life in many ways. His recommendations and insightful questions always lead me down a path of understanding myself better, which helps me address the issues for which I originally sought counselling. I can't say how thankful I am to him for all he's done. I wish we could hang out someday as friends.

Written by A.K. on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Daniel is great. He lis a great listener and validates my feelings and concerns. He offers great advice and active steps to take towards my mental health goals. He is empathetic and kind and really cares about his clients. I would recommend him to anyone.

Written by M.A. on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dan is great!! he adjusted to my needs. It's more like talking to a friend with all the knowledge and expertise he needs to give solid advice. I've never not walked away from a conversation with him not feeling better.

Written by B.R. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Best therapist I've ever had. I was more than pleasantly surprised with the quality of counseling I recieved. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Written by S.T. on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Daniel was extremely helpful to me. Within a short period of time, he was able to ascertain my issues and provide me with tangible suggestions. Very empathetic!

Written by B.R. on Jan 01, 2021 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Daniel is friendly and relatable. A calm source of perspective for someone who often lacks it. I look forward to our sessions and he is good at responding to messages during the week.

Written by T.R. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Dan is great at listening and really understanding what your goals for counseling are. He is able to guide you in a way that is comfortable to you while helping to learn new ways of thinking and coping with issues.

Written by J.A. on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel incredibly lucky that I was assigned to Dan. I have a feeling that it would take me a few counselors to finally feel comfortable with, but I was able to shoot straight with Dan right away. I think we are a few generations separated but he gives me some solid life expertise. Never at a loss for valuable words. Really happy with the man.

Written by T.. on Dec 13, 2020 after therapy with Daniel for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

Dan is approachable and easy to talk to. He listens and offers helpful feedback and new perspectives to my situation. I feel he genuinely cares and wants to share his experience and training to help me overcome obstacles.