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Ellen Shafer-Lind, LMHP

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Intimacy-related issues Depression
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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

35yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, 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

License information

NE LMHP 1035

Reviews

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.

Very open, honest, and, empathic.

Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ellen has been very understanding and very supportive!!

Written on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with Ellen for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Very kind, nurturing, fun, and a great listener.

Written on Jun 27, 2020 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ellen is really wonderful and has such a way of understanding and feeling my feelings and then able to help me navigate and give me new perspectives through my issues.

Written on Jun 01, 2020 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Very nice and experienced.

Written on Apr 23, 2020 after therapy with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Ellen is a great counselor- she helps understand possible reasons I’m reacting to situations and helps me dig a little deeper. She also offers reading materials so I can learn about myself and how I’m feeling

Written on Mar 04, 2020 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties