Welcome! My name is Krisha and I have been a mental health therapist in Nebraska for 25+ years. I am a Christian Counselor and I have been blessed to be a servant of God as I work with clients to help them navigate His will and find purpose in life. I have been honored and love to hear the stories of all people! I work to empathetically listen and try to understand the circumstances, issues and concerns that a person brings to the process. In an effort to offer hope, I encourage an assessment of strengths in how people cope in their lives and make decisions. I work alongside people to define a treatment plan and goals that they are motivated to work towards. I strive to offer comfort and encouragement in the journey. I have had the opportunity to work with clientele dealing with all sorts of emotions, circumstances, tragedies, and relationship problems over the years. Some of these are consequences brought on by their own actions and others are dealing with what has happened to them. Assisting people to gain insight in the midst of their circumstances and develop a perspective that offers hope, meaning and purpose gives me great satisfaction!
I graduated from Concordia University in Seward, NE in 1995 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology/ Behavioral Sciences. I went on to receive a Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska @ Kearney in 1997. My goal as I graduated was to offer counseling in private practice and I have done so at least part time for the entirety of my career. I have also worked at a mental health center, led groups for domestic violence perpetrators and victims and grief for military families dealing with loss, led parenting training and have been involved in other roles that have given me experience in the field. I am a member of the professional organization, (AACC) American Association of Christian Counselors and receive the latest techniques and trainings offered with a Christian perspective. I have held a mental health license in Nebraska since 1999. Due to the pandemic, leadership and mental health boards wrote executive orders allowing waivers for practitioners to provide therapeutic interventions in states that they did not hold an active license. This was in an effort to ensure that citizens in the respective states were able to access telehealth services in a timely manner. Most providers were able to include online services to their offerings, and most of these waivers issued by Governors have since expired and not been extended. I did contact Iowa's state licensing board, and put in an application. I was granted a license in Iowa starting in February of 2021 and continued through September of 2022. I currently hold active licenses in Nebraska and Iowa, allowing full privileges to provide counseling services to clients both in person and via telehealth services.
I was career and ministry oriented for years prior to marrying my husband, a farmer/rancher, of 15 years. Together, we have been blessed with five beautiful children, ages ranging from the oldest 14 to the youngest age 6. Finding balance between work and home has at times been a challenge, but I remain committed to use my skills to be a helper in any format that I can and with the time I have to offer. I was diagnosed in December of 2022 with early onstage breast cancer. I have been blessed by the active treatment that I have received and am considered a survivor with a very optimistic prognosis. I share this as I believe that there is purpose in the challenges of our lives and it can often give us credibility and help us to offer deeper compassion as we listen to those who are entrusted with our care.
I am an active member of Christ Lutheran Church and serve in a variety of roles at church. I enjoy all sorts of crafts, adventures, sports, hobbies and activities as time permits.
It takes courage to consider making changes as sometimes we just get comfortable and accept where we are as normal. Sometimes the pain of staying the same becomes much more heavy than the actual cost of making a change. I applaud you for taking that step to seeking your best life. I would love to come alongside you to hear your story, support and empower you to do what you need to meet those goals. God Bless you as you make this investment into your future!
But only with God are perfect wisdom and might; He alone has true counsel and understanding. Job 12:13
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IA LMHC 106520
NE LIMHP 227
NE LMHP 1936
Krisha is the best therapist I’ve ever had (I’ve been in therapy since 7th grade) so that’s saying a lot! She is so sweet, patient, and graceful with her words & the way she carries herself. Her faith in God is inspiring and the way she gently helps push me towards my goals is priceless. I absolutely love her!!
Written on Aug 24, 2023 after therapy with Krisha for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
She is very good at her job and is an amazing person
Very glad I got to know her
Written on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Krisha for 6 months
Krisha has been an excellent resource during a very difficult time in my life. She has provided great coping mechanisms, support, and laughter along my counseling journey. I am very appreciative of her kind service.
Written on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Krisha for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem
I am just beginning my mental health journey and this is the first time I’ve seen a therapist for myself, so this was a big step for me. But Krisha has made it comfortable, and I appreciate her guidance in helping me to work through things and work on myself. Each session has been rewarding and time well-spent.
Written on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Krisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Krisha has a gentle balance of grace and truth. I came into counseling a bit gun shy of what she might say about what I needed help with. Immediately she set me at ease and helped me focus on what was important and where I might want to reconsider my thought patterns. I made more progress in the time I had working with her than I had in years and years before that. I could not be more grateful for her work with me. I am finally starting to find freedom from some things that have followed me for over thirty years.
Written on Dec 13, 2020 after therapy with Krisha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Krisha has been great so far. I would highly reccomend her! She genuinely listens to my concerns and gives me very good advice. I feel comfortable with her and look forward to continue working with her.
Written on Nov 21, 2020 after therapy with Krisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management