Hi! My name is Judi and I live in Nebraska! Yes, I am a true-blue Cornhusker no matter what! I have had two careers -- they are closely related. My first career was in Human Resources. I worked for several companies in HR and I also had my own business where I provided HR services for small companies on a temporary -- "as needed" -- basis. Then, I returned to college and earned my Master's Degree in Counseling. I thought I would use that degree to move into the field of Employee Relations. However, life took me in a different direction and I started a career in both substance abuse and mental health counseling. I have now been working in these areas for 23 years. I have worked in both outpatient and residential settings. I worked for the Drug Court for nine years as well. I have worked with people of all ages and from all walks of life. I have done a lot of work with corrections. I have facilitated group counseling sessions and I have been an MRT instructor. My approach is always to listen first and try to help my client identify the real problem(s). Then, together we brainstorm some possible solutions. I will support my client's choices, but I am not afraid to respectfully point out discrepancies between what someone says he or she wants and what he or she is willing to do to obtain that goal. Sometimes, we -- all of us -- cannot see how we are getting in our own way. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you! Judi
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing
NE LMHP 1785
Judi is knowledgeable and is great at drawing you out. Her experience really shows through as a therapist strong in listening, validating, she's courageous and experienced enough to understand and extend her perceptions and then offer support in information and media to help you understand what's going on inside. Very helpful.
Written on Jul 11, 2023 after therapy with Judi for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching
Judi is great, very helpful and supportive.
Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Judi for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I have worked with Judi for years and her kind, thoughtful and supportive presence in my life helped me through some troubling times. I would recommend her to anyone starting their therapeutic journey on this platform.
Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Judi for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I have met with Julie for an online therapy session one time. However, brief, I feel like I was truly listened to, and felt she has a great knowledge base to draw from. She is highly communicative, gentle, kind, patient, and seems to be very wise and caring. I look forward to future sessions with her and the support she says, via hand out and online communication has been wonderful.
Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Overall therapy is a new experience for me and I only wish I worked with Judi sooner. She is fantastic in every sense of the word. She’s responsive, intelligent, and caring. I’ve asked for her opinion many times and those are the replies I value the most. I’m fortunate to find BetterHelp and Judi!
Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
Judi respects that I work for BH on the Member side and is very respectful about keeping our therapy and work seperate
Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Judi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes