Judi Biniamow

(MA, LMHP, LADC)
Therapist Judi Biniamow Photo

About Me

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


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHP #1785 (Expires: 2022-09-01)


Reviews

Written by R.I. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Judi is very understanding, respectful and supportive. Has multiple suggestions and literature to follow up with.

Top notch

Written by C.H. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

I am so grateful to have found a therapist who is incredibly responsive, very caring, has clear expertise. She is willing to share helpful tools to stay on track between meetings. I felt immediately comfortable with Judi and feel better being able to visualize a path towards resolution and healing.

Written by T.O. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Judi was the absolute greatest. If I hadn't moved out of state I would still be working with her. She went above and beyond and always helped me feel at ease when expressing myself. I would not be where I am on my journey without her help.

Written by A.M. on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Judi is patient and authentic. I can count on her to listen thoughtfully to my concerns and offer balanced advice paired with probing questions. I look forward to our weekly meetings.

Written by J.O. on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I started working with Judi about 10 months ago. She’s been understanding, compassionate, and empathetic throughout the time I’ve been seeing her. She also hasn’t hesitated to challenge me to try harder and tackle difficult issues, and I’ve come to appreciate the positive impact that her guidance had had on my life.

Written by K.Y. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Judi is fantastic!! She is a great support and has the right things to say. She is a genuine and caring person.

Written by K.A. on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Judi is wonderful! I regret that I can't keep her as a counselor because I moved between states! She is quick to respond and very caring!

Written by D.E. on May 01, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s an amazing counselor.

Written by S.H. on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Judi has helped support me through work, and personal, problems without judging or being too direct- which is what I needed. She asks insightful questions that make me think past my own assumptions and reflect on why I think or do the things I do. I appreciate her written communication skills and thoughtfulness!

Written by B.R. on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

She’s great. I feel listened to and accepted.

Written by J.U. on Feb 08, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She’s the perfect fit for me

Written by G.A. on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Judi has helped me move forward in my life, and I am so grateful. It is my sincere hope that everyone finds a counselor as understanding, helpful, and empathetic as Judi.

Written by S.H. on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

She is always helping me learn new ways to take control of my own life and feelings and how to cope when something bad does happen. She has never made me feel judged and includes my feelings in the plan we come up with.

Written by L.A. on Jan 14, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Judi has been a wonderful counselor. I'm grateful for her thoughtfulness and astute questions. She really narrows in on what is most important and keeps focused. And she has the ability to really connect, laugh, or just be quiet when it's needed. I had an ideal counseling experience. Thank you so much, Judi!

Written by A.L. on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Judi has been very helpful to me thus far in my counseling journey. I've never experienced this level of support or had someone listen to me so well. Judi is the best of the best. I look forward to our upcoming sessions.

Written by S.U. on Dec 02, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I find her amazing. Asks the right questions and is very encouraging. Sends plenty of material to work on. She is my lifeline for now.

Written by L.I. on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Judi is wonderful! She is so authentic and she has helped work through so many barriers.

Written by B.A. on Nov 04, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Judi has been absolutely amazing in listening to me, giving me counsel and perspective, and respecting my boundaries on what I do and do not want to talk about. I would recommend her to ANYBODY. She is kind, supportive, relatable, and so personable!

Written by T.A. on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Judi is a smart listener and able to get at the root efficiency and with grace. She is responsive and supportive.

Written by M.I. on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I can't tell you how helpful Judi has been in just a few sessions. I was concerned that it would take someone forever to understand me and my situation. Judi has done an exceptional job and helping me find peace, focus, and a process for what I'm going through.

Written by J.I. on Oct 07, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

She’s great!

Written by C.H. on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Judi is the best. She has helped me realize a lot about myself and how I function and how to adequately change some of the things that weren’t functional for me anymore. I enjoy her as a person and as a therapist

Written by R.A. on Sep 18, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’m experiencing online counseling in the wake of covid, and what a great counselor to walk me through it! Judi takes the right notes and even though it’s not in person counseling, there aren’t any barriers to her efforts to get to know you. If anything, I feel it’s actually a lot easier, more available, and less daunting to communicate via betterhelp than during an in person visit. But this is likely because Judi elevated it to such a pleasant experience. Judi is very responsive, and she’s provided me with great perspective. Judi would be an excellent counselor on any platform. Thank you!

Written by I.S. on Sep 12, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and bipolar disorder

For my first time trying therapy Judi didn’t force me to talk about thing. She listened to what I had to say and gave me good feedback and some needed advice. She is a really nice person she try’s to work with you and your schedule witch I like most about her.

Written by M.E. on Sep 04, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

She was really helpful, I only talked to her a couple of times and I was already starting to work things out it felt like. She is a really good listener.

Written by C.A. on Aug 19, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Judi has been a very helpful and supportive counselor. She helped me get through a difficult month, and gave me some great CBT tools and exercises that I will continue to use moving forward. Thank you, Judi!

Written by J.E. on Aug 18, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I have found Judi very open and pleasant to talk with. She makes me feel heard, and has given me several concrete steps to take and things to read to help me in the right direction.

Written by M.I. on Aug 16, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Judi is a fantastic counselor.

Written by L.A. on Aug 14, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I'm fairly new to Better Help, but so far Judi has been very patient with me. She lets me discuss everything that's going on in my life without being judgmental and she helps me view my situations in a different light that helps make life more bearable.

Written by P.R. on Aug 02, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Judi is very helpful, compassionate, and has wonderful ideas to pass along to clients. I haven’t been a client for long, but I am already seeing an improvement in my day to day life.

Written by J.A. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Judi is amazing and has been a tremendouse help for me in getting out of a really yough spot

Written by B.L. on Jul 04, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 1 week on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I feel really lucky to have Judi as my counselor. She is really easy to talk to and really responsive to messages. She sends me useful information and materials as well as inspirational messages. I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from a video counseling service, but my time with her goes above and beyond any counseling I’ve had in the past. I wish I had found this service and Judi sooner.

Written by V.A. on Jun 23, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Judi responds quickly and is very easy to talk to. I felt comfortable right away.

Written by C.R. on Jun 12, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Judi was amazing! I am very grateful to her for helping me through a very rough time and for showing the care, compassion, and concern that I truly needed.

Written by N.O. on Jun 07, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Judi is a wonderful and compassionate yet firm counselor. She offers real hard concrete options for overcoming depression and anxiety and places the responsibility on the patient's shoulders to "do for themselves" rather than allow them to hem and haw and blame all their troubles on others. Healing begins inside and with the self.

Written by K.A. on May 29, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

Great person and knowledgeable.

Written by G.W. on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 3 weeks

I am so incredibly blessed and thankful that I have found Judi. I have made tremendous strides and progress in my journey in the last month working with her. I look forward to talking with her and she has not only been a excellent advocate for me, she has also given me the important tools and resources to help me be successful long term. I truly appreciate Judi more than words can describe and I look forward to continuing to work with her.

Written by M.I. on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Judi has been very helpful. She listens to me and offers good suggestions for handling situations in a more positive manner.

Written by T.R. on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I have just started this journey with Judi but already feel better. She listens and offers good direction for what I can do or try.

Written by E.R. on May 07, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Judi let me open up right away and is a great listener for those who want therapy just to let it all out. Highly recommend seeking out Judi for a chat because she has so many different options/exercises to help with the dark hole that is depression and getting to the surface again.

Written by D.E. on May 05, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have really liked talking with Judi. She listens and works with me. I feel more informed about what is going with me and have taken her advice to help me make better changes for myself. To start, I was a little embarrassed about feeling the need to talk with a counselor, but now that I am seeing positive results, I am able to share more about by experience with family and close friends and would recommend anyone to use a service like this.

Written by A.M. on Apr 28, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Judi has been so good to work with because she makes the effort to get to know me as a person. She makes me feel like change is possible and that I have control over my life. She's not just giving me "fluffy" advice, but actionable items to try. Super helpful.

Written by C.H. on Apr 18, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes

Judi is empathetic, focused, and offers excellent suggestions and ideas. She has very good people skills and relates well.

Written by J.A. on Apr 16, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Judi has been absolutely amazing since day 1. She has listened to me and worked with me to identify issues that have impacted my growth. She has given me several exercises, readings and insights to help me on my journey to a stronger more positive me! She really is top notch.

Written by S.A. on Mar 29, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and co

Her therapy sessions are always helpful. She is great at hearing me and recognizing what I’m trying to say in my scattered thoughts.

Written by C.O. on Mar 13, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

For as much time as I have worked with Judi, I enjoy talking to her.

Written by V.O. on Mar 07, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Judi has been great in helping me with dealing with my acute and chronic issues. I thoroughly and sincerely recommend her for anyone dealing with stress or any kind of personal issues. Previously I used to think you have to be depressed or feel really really bad before talking to a therapist which I find is not true and betterhelp is really great in the sense that you can text your therapist whenever you feel like, schedule a video session at your mutual convenience and I find it very convenient due to this reason. Sincerely recommend to anyone who is going through a rough time or any issues in life, however severe that may be.

Written by S.E. on Feb 20, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 3 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Judi is a fantastic individual and I would highly recommend her to help those in need.

Written by K.A. on Feb 07, 2020 after therapy with Judi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Judi has been a lifesaver for me! This is exactly what I needed and when I need it. I was so depressed I wasn’t even able to get out of bed to go see my old therapist in person so she said she could no longer see me and I started texting with Judi and it has been so helpful and we have a good pace and it’s just great to have someone to listen to me l, offer suggestions and to be supportive!