Gretna, Nebraska is a growing community, which is often referred to as being in the middle of the heartland. State parks, museums, pumpkin patches and more are only the tip of the iceberg as it pertains to opportunities and things to do in this amazing city. People from all walks of life will be able to love and appreciate Gretna.

Of course, in order to truly make the most of what Gretna has to offer, the quality of your mental health is paramount. For this reason, you have the opportunity to sit down with a Gretna-based counselor who can work with you and allow you to reach new levels of happiness, achievement, and enjoyment.

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Stephanie Schindler

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LIMHP
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
26 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! I am so glad you have made the step to seek support and assistance. It is your first step towards living the life you desire. Let me tell you a bit about myself. My name is Stephanie Schindler and I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner with over 25 years of experience in the field of mental health and wellness. My educational background is in the area of Marriage and Family Therapy but I have experience treating individuals with a variety of issues. I tend to employ a brief, solution focused approach to resolve issues you may be facing. It is my belief that together we can identify effective problem solving techniques and achieve lasting change. I am anxious to talk with you and begin the journey to a more satisfying and fulfilling existence. You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. I look forward to working together!

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Davina Borges

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): LIMHP,CPC,RYT-200
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a clinical mental health counselor licensed in Nebraska. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is honest and collaborative. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and sensory-based techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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John Genereux

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): LIMHP,LPC,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi... I am John. I am a licensed independent mental health practitioner (LIMHP) in Nebraska. I have a Master's degree in Community Counseling and another one in Clinical Counseling. I have been a therapist since 2008. Since that time I have worked in private practices since I graduated. And also currently have my own practice in Omaha, NE. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in social services. I have lived in the Midwest since 1991, prior to that I lived in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I am married and have two kids, one is 24 and one is 10. I like to meet client where they are and use the techniques/therapies that work best for them. I typically use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I enjoy working with people and helping them overcome the challenges in their lives. I currently work with adolescents and adults for in the areas of individual, couples and family therapy. I work best with anxiety, depression, couples and men's issues. I also work well with ADHD, adjustment disorders, life transitions, behavioral disorders like ODD/Conduct Disorder, grief, divorce & infidelity, addictions, blended families, and anger management. I would love talk to you and help you work through the issues you are dealing with.

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Dawn Tostenson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LIMHP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Dawn Tostenson, MS, LIMHP. I am a licensed therapist with three years of clinical experience and a lifelong resident of Omaha, Nebraska. I graduated from Bellevue University with a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling and a Master of Science in Human Services. I have been fortunate enough to have worked at a non-profit organization for the last several years, where I specialized in trauma, depression, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Co-Occurring disorders, domestic violence, relationship issues, parenting problems, and substance abuse treatment. My clinical approaches are Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy. My focus will be for us to start our voyage on our journey towards figuring out life's challenges together. I understand that it can be difficult to ask for help and recognize the courage that it takes. No matter what struggle you are facing, I hope it is one that we can work on together. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you! SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Grief Depression Also experienced in: Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , and Compassion fatigue. Sleeping disorders, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended family issues, Commitment issues, Communication issues, Guilt and Shame, OCD, Panic Disorder, Panic Attacks, Process Addiction, Self Harm, Self Love, Woman's Issues, and Young Adult Issues.

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Catherine Mccawley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMHP
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have had the privilege of serving clients for over 20 years. I have a passion to help people move forward in their lives. My approach is very client centered and I help clients along in their journey. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. In my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and feelings. Whether you're going through anxiety and depression, a hard relationship, or a major life change-I have the tools and professional experience to help you get ahead.

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Jillyan Schmidt

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LIMHP,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionADHD
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am an independent licensed mental health therapist (LIMHP) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2015. I have experience conducting individual and group therapy, in-office and online, in the schools, and outpatient settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, OCD, life-changes, and trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. I believe in meeting everyone where they are in their journey and tailoring treatment to meet their specific needs. My approach includes a combination of humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and interpersonal counseling. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Diana Lingren

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,LMHP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
36 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Diana Lingren and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 35 years of clinical experience working with children and families in group, individual, and family therapy. I have focused on the areas of trauma/abuse, depression, PTSD, anxiety, substance abuse, dysfunctional families, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attachment, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Severely Emotionally Disturbed children. Also, I have been a Registered Play Therapist for 24 years and have been trained in EMDR. My therapeutic philosophy begins with the belief that all people strive for healing and wholeness. We each have a place of inner wisdom that can guide us toward the healing we need. My job is to help you learn to listen to your inner wisdom and find that path. We will create a safe place where you can explore the experiences and emotions needed to move you forward. When working with you, I will bring a strengths-based approach that encompasses both the mind and body. I may use Mindfulness, Creative Arts, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and CBT techniques to help you discover your strengths, increase your awareness, and maintain your progress. I will go with you on this journey to find the answers within you. There is a reason you have come here. You are ready!

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Dr. Jill Hackley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Dr. Jill Hackley is a Licensed Psychologist. She is licensed in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota and Nebraska. She is an Iowa Health Services Provider with diverse clinical experiences. She obtained her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. She obtained a Master’s Degree from Drake University in Community Counseling. She uses a variety of treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Dr. Hackley’s areas of focus include anxiety, depression, adoption/attachment, foster care and family issues. A majority of her experiences have been working with children and adolescents within an inpatient and residential setting. She has been working in the mental health field as a psychologist for 15 years doing individual, group, family therapy and psychological testing.

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Brittany Martinez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Omaha, Nebraska with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Codi Camp

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

During the therapeutic journey, there will be times it is not easy. There may be tears, yelling, frustration, and fear. However, there will also be times of laughter, experiences of joy, growth, and encouragement. I only ask that you bring your authentic self and your honesty as we navigate through your struggles on your therapeutic journey. I am a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner in Nebraska with 3 years of professional work experience providing therapeutic services to youth (ages 5 to 18) and caregivers. I graduated with my Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN in 2020. My mission is to provide a safe space to allow others to understand, process, and manage their feelings adaptively. My goal is to work in collaboration and partnership with my clients to understand and achieve their goals to the best of our ability. I will maintain a judgement-free space for you, providing encouragement and challenges when needed.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Gretna

Finding the best therapist close by in Gretna can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Gretna that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Gretna. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Gretna, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Gretna region and in the state of Nebraska. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Gretna or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Gretna area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Gretna therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Gretna, elsewhere in Sarpy, or in the greater state of Nebraska.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Gretna area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Gretna therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Gretna due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Gretna may not take health insurance, some in the state of Nebraska may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Nebraska you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Gretna online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Gretna, Nebraska working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from Gretna psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Gretna above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Gretna helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Gretna therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Gretna therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Gretna?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Gretna therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Gretna therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Gretna therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Gretna therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NE, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 68028 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Gretna counselor?

Before seeing your Gretna therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Gretna.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Gretna licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Gretna counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Gretna, Nebraska can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Gretna has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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