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Melinda Cocolas, LIMHP

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2000 and a Master of Science Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2010. I have been licensed by the State of Nebraska as a Licensed Mental Health Professional since 2010, and I am a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association of Private Practice Therapists.

I am experienced at working with adult individuals, who need help with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I also work with clients with severe, persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Additionally, I assist couples dealing with conflict in their relationship. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - in particular Dialectical Behavioral Therapy combined with a client centered and solution focused approach. My goal is to help clients develop the insight and skills they need to be healthy and fulfilled.

Recognizing the importance of the client-therapist relationship in the healing process, I foster it through a warm, genuine, and non-judgmental approach. I also make my office a safe place for clients to share their pain and grow in.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Postpartum Depression, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NE LIMHP 2603

Reviews

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I am very happy so far with Melinda's assistance and insight.

Written on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Melinda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes