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Ellen Shafer-Lind

Offering therapy in NE
License: MSW,LMPH,PCDGC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
36 years of experience

My purpose in counseling is to provide encouragement, insight, and guidance to individuals and families so they find resolution and peace. In addition, I am versed in Grief and loss counseling, developing problem solving skills, gender issues and marriage/couples' counseling. I am also versed in Veterans issues, having work with all types of Veterans through the VA for 5 years. I enjoy my work, as you may have noticed, I have been counseling for 31 years. I typically use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which is an evidenced based therapy for most mental health diagnoses. However, I use other formats of counseling so to better individualize counseling to your needs. I do understand counseling for some is rather scary, yet I believe you will fast realize that I have compassion and empathy for your issues. That I will be available to help you as often as possible unt l " you feel solid on your own two feet". My education background :1988 Graduate of UNO MSW Degree 1993 LMHP and CMSW Licensure 2012 Certified IP Counselor 2015 Provisional Certified Disordered Gambling Counselor Work History: Richard Young Hospital Adolescent Unit, Home-based Counselor Veterans Health Administration I am currently in private practice.

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Jerome (Jerry ) Vobejda

Offering therapy in NE
License: MS,LIMHP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

Reaching out for help can be an intimidating endeavor, but having the awareness that your life is not where you want it to be is a great first step. While I generally focus on the present, as we cannot change things that have already happened, we may look to the past in our search for previous success in managing the issues before you. I believe the trust built between client and therapist is the most important aspect in the counseling relationship and the pursuit and maintenance of this trust is an ongoing process. Whether you have been struggling for years or experiencing a new obstacle, I believe we can work through the concerns together. The strength it takes to ask for help is the same strength that will lead you to happiness. I completed my Master’s of Science in Counseling from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2005. I have been working as a mental health therapist for nearly 19 years in Nebraska. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of issues, such as anxiety and depression, trauma, anger management, life transitions and infidelity. I believe I bring a multi-faceted perspective to my work, as I have professional experience with inpatient care, case management, as well as outpatient therapy. Typically, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing while always stressing the importance of building the relationship between client and therapist based on trust, mutual respect, and unconditional positive regard. I look forward to the opportunity to help people with life issues that have left them unsatisfied. Our growth is a life-long journey and sometimes we lean on others in pursuit of our true potential. My hope is that I can assist people on their path when they are looking for guidance.

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Terry Chase

Offering therapy in NE
License: LMSW,LMHC,LMHP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
28 years of experience

I am mental health therapist licensed in Iowa and Nebraska with over 25 years of experience in community based mental health, substance abuse and private practice. 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. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and believe that people should be heard and not judged. . My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling as well as person centered . I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Jamal Morton

Offering therapy in NE
License: MS, LIMHP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience

Hello- My name is Jamal Morton and I am a Licensed independent Mental Health Practitioner(LIMHP) in the state of Nebraska. I earned my Bachelors Degree at Bellevue University in Behavioral Science and earned my Masters Degree in 2015 from Bellevue University in Clinical Counseling. My practice has focused on clients with co-occurring disorders. I specialize in working with individuals who experience difficulty controlling anger, anxiety, depression, abuse/neglect, parenting difficulties, addiction, stress, grief, trauma, lack of coping skills, mood disorders, and personality disorders. I have expertise in working with diverse multicultural populations. I value a collaborative approach and want to provide the support you need to grow in a safe space. I would describe my approach as empathetic, warm, goal oriented, and client centered. I use Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to help my clients set goals and objectives, work through their traumas, and to take positive steps to move forward in their lives. I look forward to working with you. Jamal Morton MS, LIMHP SPECIALITES: Addictions Anger Management Anxiety Grief Self-Esteem Stress Trauma and abuse Depression Also experienced in: LGBT, Relationship issues , Family conflicts, Intimacy-Related Issues, Parenting issues, Coping with Life Changes, Control Issues, Career Difficulties, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Process Addiction Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy Years of Experience: 6

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Cynthia Jenkins

Offering therapy in NE
License: Ph.D., LMHP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
34 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health practitioner with over 30 years of experience counseling in various settings such as low-income communities and in a university counseling center. I have taught psychology at various universities and am currently an adjunct professor of psychology. I train post-graduate students in aspects of psychology that they will need to know to pass their board exams in medicine and dentistry. I hold a Ph.D. in Social Psychology through which I've explored conflicts (social, ethnic, political...) in various countries. I was also a Licenced Massage Therapist for over 30 years. I love to travel, interact with people from various cultural and spiritual perspectives to understand them and hone my understanding of myself in relation to others. I come from a very eclectic family background via racial, religious, educational, social, judicial, political and sexual orientations. This being said, I am thus eclectic in my approach to counseling. I welcome clients where they are at and strive to explore where they are willing to go mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually to feel better and to achieve their dreams. Also, I have to add, I adore the outdoors and have been a proponent of the environment since I was a child. I still love to play in the rain.

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Delores "Dee" Willits-Rahrs

Offering therapy in NE
License: MS,LIMHP,LMHP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
31 years of experience

I hope as you read my profile, you will know that if you decide to work with me, I will give you my respect, encouragement, and share my knowledge with you. Our sessions will be focused on finding solutions to your issues, whatever they might be. I am an independent licensed mental health counselor, and have worked in the field for over twenty years. During that time, I have worked with individuals, couples that are together, and couples that are separated. I have worked with families coping with addiction, and many individuals coping with mental health issues such as: depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, OCD, ADHD, to mention a few. Sometimes problems were precipitated by life changes such as : loss of loved one, health , financial issues, and work and family conflicts. My approach is client-centered which was Carl Rogers' approach, simply "make friends". I want my clients to feel emotionally safe and know that we are in this recovery together. We assess the problem and make the treatment plan together. I also use Reality Therapy which helps them assume responsibility for their choices and actions and as they learn this, make better decisions going forward. CBT and RET are two more modalities that I find useful. All these are helpful tools for clients, but I find it's important to teach clients the art of forgiveness for others and themselves, "acceptance ". Add a dose of humor now and then, and life feels much lighter and worth living!! Clients actually look forward to their sessions. I hope you'll consider coming in to work together. Degrees: BS, MS, Licenses: LMHP 1510, LIMHP 1233 State of Nebraska

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Elizabeth Kester

Offering therapy in NE
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Nebraska with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Judy Gonnerman

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Nebraska with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Codi Camp

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

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.

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Bonnie Perez

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

You already have everything you need to feel whole inside of you. But sometimes, life can make it difficult to find that wholeness. My goal as a therapist is to help you navigate life’s challenges by guiding you to the centered place that already exists inside of all of us. Seeking help is not easy. You have already taken the first step, and I commend you for this! Finding the right therapist is key to a successful therapeutic experience. Empathy and trust are the building blocks of any successful relationship, especially a therapeutic one. As your therapist, I will offer you a safe non-judgmental space where you can be open to the possibilities already inside of you. As your therapist, I will help you to identify the thoughts and feelings that stand in the way of your centered place. You will learn a combination of mindfulness practices and cognitive behavioral strategies that will help you to face the challenges that come your way. As you move towards self-awareness, I will help you also learn self-acceptance so that you can feel confident no matter what life brings. I welcome the opportunity guide you on your journey to finding your wholeness! Please feel free to message me to schedule an initial consultation. I practice telehealth in Florida.

How to find counseling in North Bend

Finding the best therapist close by in North Bend 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in North Bend. 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 North Bend, 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. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in North Bend or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. 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 North Bend area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find 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 North Bend, elsewhere in Dodge, or in the greater state of Nebraska.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed North Bend 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 North Bend 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 North Bend 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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).

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

Therapists in North Bend, 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 psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a 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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in North Bend 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 North Bend helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified North Bend 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:

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 North Bend 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?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a 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.

A psychologist 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 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 North Bend 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 lot of people in NE, providers 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 68649 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist 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. A North Bend 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 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.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy 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 professional 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 North Bend, 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.

North Bend 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?

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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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 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.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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