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Ellen Shafer-Lind, LMHP, LIMHP

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Intimacy Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

My purpose in counseling is to provide encouragement, insight, and guidance to individuals and families so they find resolution and peace.
In addition, I am versed in Grief and loss counseling, developing problem solving skills, gender issues and marriage/couples' counseling.
I am also versed in Veterans issues, having work with all types of Veterans through the VA for 5 years.
I enjoy my work, as you may have noticed, I have been counseling for 31 years.
I typically use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which is an evidenced based therapy for most mental health diagnoses. However, I use other formats of counseling so to better individualize counseling to your needs.
I do understand counseling for some is rather scary, yet I believe you will fast realize that I have compassion and empathy for your issues. That I will be available to help you as often as possible unt l " you feel solid on your own two feet".

My education background :1988 Graduate of UNO MSW Degree
1993 LMHP and CMSW Licensure
2012 Certified IP Counselor
2015 Provisional Certified Disordered Gambling Counselor
Work History:
Richard Young Hospital Adolescent Unit, Home-based Counselor
Veterans Health Administration
I am currently in private practice.

Professional experience

36yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Intimacy Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

NE LMHP 1035



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ellen Shafer-Lind. 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.

Ellen is an amazing therapist. She listens to you and what you are saying and helps you understand some of the underlining reasons you might be hurting and how you might face that enough to feel better if not to completely remove those concerns

Written on Apr 22, 2024 after therapy with Ellen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Ellen is amazing. I feel really comfortable talking with her. she checks in on me and compliments me, which I never knew how much it meant to hear that from someone. Really made my day to hear

Written on Mar 09, 2024 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ellen is a phenomenal listener and has great experience. She is also very patient and asks questions to help understand the situation better, which makes her a great therapist.

Written on Feb 28, 2024 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Ellen is kind and listens. I appreciate her feedback.

Written on Feb 02, 2024 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have never been to any sort of counseling in my 57 years of life. I came to a crossroads where I felt I needed somebody. Through BetterHelp I was able to meet with Ellen, she really did set me on the right direction. I would recommend her to anybody.

Written on Jan 23, 2024 after therapy with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have only met with her once, but I am planning on more sessions. She has been very good about reaching out to me though.

Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders