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
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , 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 Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing
LMHP #1785 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
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!
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.
I feel more confident in my therapy with ms.judi after 2 weeks than I have with a therapist I've had for two years elsewhere. I already have recommended betterhelp to some friends.
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.
Judi is wonderful! She is so authentic and she has helped work through so many barriers.
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!
Judi is a smart listener and able to get at the root efficiency and with grace. She is responsive and supportive.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Judi is a fantastic counselor.
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.
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.
Judi is amazing and has been a tremendouse help for me in getting out of a really yough spot
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.
Judi responds quickly and is very easy to talk to. I felt comfortable right away.
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.
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.
Great person and knowledgeable.
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.
Judi has been very helpful. She listens to me and offers good suggestions for handling situations in a more positive manner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Judi is empathetic, focused, and offers excellent suggestions and ideas. She has very good people skills and relates well.
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.
Her therapy sessions are always helpful. She is great at hearing me and recognizing what I’m trying to say in my scattered thoughts.
For as much time as I have worked with Judi, I enjoy talking to her.
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.
Judi is a fantastic individual and I would highly recommend her to help those in need.
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!