Jeannie Hughes


About Me

Aloha, my name is Jeannie and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Nebraska. I primarily counsel those working to overcome trauma. This can present with anxiety, depression, feeling disconnected with oneself, and a number of unexplained physical concerns. I also work with those who feel "stuck" in life and could use some help creating practical goals to move forward.

I believe healing happens in authentic relationship. This means that I strive to be fully present with my clients and work to help them feel comfortable enough to be fully present with me, as well. I recognize that the first step to a better life is often the most difficult. I help my clients with that first step and the path that follows. Together, we develop individualized strategies that allow and promote forward movement.

I completed my master's degree in counseling at Denver Seminary. I also have a bachelor's degree in religion, which makes me uniquely qualified to combine spiritual and clinical insights in a way that anyone can understand. While I specialize in trauma work, I am also trained in Strengths Coaching. This training equipped me to identify behavioral patterns that point to a client's "go to" responses. These often point us to areas of current and potential strength and internal resources. My professional experience includes counseling and management in the field of mental health, including working with mild to severe mental health issues, survivors of ongoing abuse (including human trafficking), business and individual coaching, and providing trauma education to community organizations. I welcome the opportunity to fight beside you to make a difference in yourself - and the world.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #4803 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Written by K.E. on Aug 29, 2018 after counseling with Jeannie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Jeannie helped open my eyes to something that I was not able to see through my own stubbornness. She has helped me reframe my way of thinking which has been essential in my ability to move past a situation that wasn't right for me. She's kind, understanding, and has a gentle way of examining all possible sides of a story. Would highly recommend!

Written by B.R. on Aug 07, 2018 after counseling with Jeannie for 3 weeks on issues concerning family, and parenting

Jeannie H was the therapist assigned to me when I reached out for help. From the beginning she was very attentive, compassionate, and patient as I explained the dynamics of what brought me to the online counseling forum. Her feedback was instantaneous which let me know that I was a priority for her during our online conversations together. Her level of expertise was and is greatly appreciated by me as what was concerning for me was a situation regarding my youngest child and a possible mental disorder so her help allowed me the ability to find clarity, understanding, and most importantly stop blaming myself.

Written by J.E. on Aug 01, 2018 after counseling with Jeannie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship, grief, and self esteem

I am so honored and excited to be working with Jeannie! She's a wonderful person, a compassionate counselor, and an incredible woman of faith. I'm so lucky to have been paired with her. She listens intently to all of my concerns - which are many - and she always has constructive feedback. Highly recommend her!

Written by P.. on Jul 18, 2018 after counseling with Jeannie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

I had financial difficulties and had to break from the sessions but Jeannie stayed in touch even when I was no signed on and her message let me know I was not alone and had a safe space to come back to.

Written by P.A. on Jul 15, 2018 after counseling with Jeannie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Jeannie is a very sweet person who cuts to the chase. She is very intelligent and knows what she’s doing. She will find out what’s best for you and she listens to what you want. Jeannie is very supportive and wants to see you improve in whatever aspect you wish to improve upon. She is very easy to talk to and she’s funny too! I am so glad I was paired with her!

Written by J.E. on Jul 09, 2018 after counseling with Jeannie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Jeannie has been such a supporter and help pushing me and helping me find a better me and help me find a better understanding about issues and how to handle them.

Written by L.O. on Jun 11, 2018 after counseling with Jeannie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

She has helped me in all ways possible more then I could have imagined I resorted to BetterHelp because I was having a hard time finding a counselor I could connect with and she became someone I connected with instantly and she helped navigate all my hurt and emotions I was going through help me through my depression. I didn't figured I ever be this strong in my shoes again and I am. I'm a better person because of her desire to look for ways to help me better myself she communicates and we laugh and I cry and she see it and talks me through all the things I'm feeling and nothing is stupid she is an amazing counselor and person I love who she is and what she is doing!

Written by B.R. on Apr 28, 2018 after counseling with Jeannie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and trauma and abuse

I just started talking but am satisfied so far.

Written by K.A. on Apr 15, 2018 after counseling with Jeannie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

She is great! Very gifted/talented with just a few messages she has a lot of good insight. It's like she knows how to cut off the fat of my situation and get straight to the meat is the best way I can put it. The first few weeks there is a lot of backstory on my end so I would think that it would be slow going but she is very efficient and can give me actions goals or ideas from day 1! Very grateful for this program and her. I am working through the lowest point I have ever been so this has literally been a life saver for me.