Whether your life involves helping children and teens of all ages, working a stressful job, dealing with life stressors, or managing the symptoms of a mental health condition, talking to a therapist in a safe and supportive environment can help. But, finding the right therapist who has availability that fits your busy schedule can be challenging. That’s where an online therapy platform like BetterHelp comes in. 

With BetterHelp, you can choose from a wide range of mental health professionals who can provide a non judgmental environment and effective therapy who serve the Omaha, NE area. Every therapist on the platform has at least a master's degree and is licensed, so you won’t be working with a provisional master social worker or a student who needs to fulfill clinical hours for their licensure. BetterHelp therapists enjoy working with their clients and helping them strive for their dreams and achieve personal growth. Connect with an Omaha-based therapist below.

 

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Jennifer Korner

Offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): LIMHP,NCC,RPT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience as a therapist

I care deeply about people. I believe we all need a space that is just for us to talk about the things that go on inside our heads. I was put on this Earth to help people and to untangle their thoughts. Maybe I can help you? I know asking for help and seeking counseling can be scary and I am here to help you through that so we can talk about why you are really here. The BetterHelp platform takes away some of that fear by allowing you the safety of your phone/tablet/computer screen. It’s a wonderful first step! I have experience working with drug/alcohol issues, depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, co-dependency, major mental health (although, BetterHelp may not always be the best platform for that), trauma, grief, and autism. I am an independent licensed mental health practitioner (LIMHP) in Nebraska. I am also a national certified counselor (NCC), which requires me to hold a high standard of ethics in my field. I am also a registered play therapist, which through my studies and experience has taught me about child development and attachment which can be helpful in many scenarios. It has also taught me how to have joy in my own life and play. My counseling style is non-judgmental, affirming, and warm. I’ve worked with many different kinds of people and they’ve all had amazing stories to share. I am a good listener and I am a problem-solver by nature. I genuinely care about people because we are all on this Earth together, so we should be able to help each other be successful. I can’t wait to get started in helping you find hope, joy, and balance in your life. Everyone struggles from time to time and I am so happy you have come here for help. You are so brave.

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Tammie Jensen

Offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LMHP, LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Tammie Jensen and I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor practicing in the state of Nebraska. I have worked in the mental health field for nearly twenty years. I have experience working with adults, couples and families from diverse backgrounds and in helping them learn ways to skillfully navigate the ever changing circumstances of life. My focus in working with clients is to assist them in reaching their full potential and to equip them to be able to live the kind of life they most desire. I am strength based in my approach and feel all individuals have an important purpose and destiny that is to be accomplished in their life. The goal of therapy is often to learn how to navigate what this journey will look like and how to travel it skillfully. You have taken the first step toward taking control of your journey in reaching out to explore how to most effectively navigate the many life changes that are occurring right now in your life. I would love to hear about you and be a partner with you as you continue to navigate what your destiny and journey is to look like.

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Angela Bellinghausen

Offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): LIMHP,LADC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Angie Bellinghausen. I have over 25 years of experience. I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), as well as a Certified Life Coach. I have extensive experience with best practices and strength-based care. I combine the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), and encourage the use of mindfulness. I have experience working with clients for self-empowerment and personal growth, depression and anxiety reduction, stress reduction, grief and bereavement, increased coping skills and mindfulness, self-care, life challenges, as well as mental health and substance use issues. I have been privileged to work with a wonderfully diverse population of clients that has never stopped to amaze me and enriched my knowledge and understanding as a therapist and Life Coach. I continue to strive to increase my knowledge and training with a holistic approach. I believe in focusing on healing and increasing wellness rather than focusing on a diagnosis. I believe in both a traditional and integrative approach to therapy and allowing the client to find what best resonates with them. We are all on a journey through life facing challenges as they come. I believe part of my journey is to help individuals through life’s challenges. For me, helping other is a privilege and an honor.

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John Genereux

Offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): LIMHP,LPC,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
15 years of experience as a 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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Alissa Zoucha

Offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LIMHP, LMHC
LGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a therapist

I have approximately 13 years' experience assisting people in the mental health field. I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and attachment and bonding. I am trained in multiple modalities of therapy, and I individualize my treatment to what your needs are. Life can be difficult to navigate through and no one should feel like they have to do it alone. I welcome ALL people to my virtual therapy office and have experience working with the queer community, different cultures, races, and ethnicities. I have discovered that building a supportive and enthusiastic relationship through therapy, can create a safe place to explore life struggles, understand difficult issues, develop new skills, enrich relationships, and work through situations to lead a more successful life. I believe that within a safe, trust-filled therapeutic relationship, people can decide upon and implement the changes necessary to improve their lives. My goal is for you to feel understood, validated, and free of judgement. If you are ready for a wonderful change in your life and would like some support, let's work together.

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Rita Ham

Offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): LMHP,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
40 years of experience as a therapist

I have been fortunate to provide over 40 years of therapy for individuals experiencing a variety of mental health, substance use and co-occurring difficulties. Like many in the helping fields, my desire to 'help' others began in a community based substance use treatment center, completing training and then facilitating interventions for family members concerned for the wellbeing of loved ones. That experience led me down a highly satisfying lifetime journey- a journey which continues to be a passion for me. I am credentialed as a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner as well as Licensed and Drug Counselor in the state of Nebraska and was previously licensed for substance use counseling in Kansas. Prior to the last 26 years, I worked with individuals in residential treatment settings. Since 1995 I have been providing outpatient services through community-based programs. I have work with individuals, couples, and families as well as facilitated groups for mental health and substance use/abuse. While I have served children, teens and adults, I currently focus on work with adults, utilizing principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed principles, and drawing from the many useful techniques which are considered "best practices". When possible, and only with client approval, I've found it helpful for many individuals to engage one or more persons from the client's support system in their growth journey. While a 'diagnosis' can inform and direct best practices, I've found it essential to remember that an individual is NOT their diagnosis and thus strive to offer therapy which addresses life skill building as well as tools and techniques which will effectively address the problems and/or symptoms which led the individual to consider therapy. I have worked along side individuals with a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, substance use/abuse and physical and emotional trauma. It is my belief that everyone should be treated with respect, compassion, sensitivity and honesty while working to reduce the stigma often associated with seeking help. My own therapy style is warm and interactive and at the same time I work toward the importance of developing a strong trust relationship which allows for honesty and respectfully challenging individuals toward their identified goals. Treatment goals, while discussed together, are an initial focus, helping individuals to clarify and describe the changes they wish to work toward. If you are ready to explore how to move from 'where I am now" to "where I want to be", I invite you to make contact. Change can be a frightening yet exciting journey and you no longer need to walk that road alone.

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Michael Hruska

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

I received my Masters in Counseling from Doane University in May 2016. I am licensed as a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in Nebraska with 3 1/2 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, career difficulties, anxiety, relationship issues & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I practice Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Motivational Interviewing and a little Dialectic Behavioral Therapies. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, I became accustomed to providing therapy virtually using live video sessions. I have experience providing culturally responsive care to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and other oppressive groups. I take time to explore your identity and how that has impacted your life, especially if from a marginalized or historically oppressed group. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Devin Barth

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionADHD
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am currently licensed as an LMHC in the state of Iowa and as an LMHP in the state of Nebraska. For the last 5 years, I have been serving clients ranging in age from 3 to 80, with primary focus on individuals aged 13-40. I look to offer a therapeutic approach that is inclusive, non-judgmental, and welcoming. I do this through use of various techniques in an eclectic approach using CBT, DBT, Narrative therapy, CPT, Mindfulness, & EFT skills, that seek to meet a client where they are with their individual concerns. I have previous experience with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families ,and treatment experience with depression, anxiety, ADHD, ASD, Body Dysmorphia, LGBTQ+ concerns, perfectionism, HSPs, PTSD, & grief or loss. I have also recently become EMDR trained & am in the process of becoming EMDR certified. I believe everyone comes to therapy for various reasons, but with the same goal in mind: to find peace, balance, acceptance, or healing. As a therapist, I believe it is my job to work together with clients to find their individual path to that goal, by sharing in their struggles and celebrating in their successes. I have found that making that first appointment is often one of the areas a client will feel the most anxious, so I congratulate you in taking that step! I hope that together we can meet your goals and work toward creating a meaningful and valuable experience that aids you in your life's purpose. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Jill Belt

Offering therapy in NE
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
31 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Nebraska with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. I also have experience working with depression, grief, anxiety, trauma. 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. 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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Joseph Mungai

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Iowa with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Omaha

Finding the best therapist close by in Omaha 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 Omaha 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 Omaha. 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 Omaha, 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 Omaha 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 Omaha 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 Omaha 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 Omaha, elsewhere in Douglas, 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 Omaha area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Omaha 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 Omaha 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 Omaha 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).

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

Therapists in Omaha, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Omaha 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 Omaha 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?

BetterHelp's verified Omaha 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 Omaha 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 Omaha 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.

Omaha 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 Omaha 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 Omaha 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 68127 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 Omaha 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 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 Omaha.

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 from a therapist. A Omaha 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 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 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 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 Omaha, 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.

Omaha 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 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.

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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Omaha:

68022, 68101, 68102, 68103, 68104, 68105, 68106, 68107, 68108, 68109, 68110, 68111, 68112, 68114, 68116, 68117, 68118, 68119, 68122, 68124, 68127, 68130, 68131, 68132, 68134, 68135, 68137, 68139, 68144, 68145, 68152, 68154, 68164, 68172, 68175, 68176, 68178, 68179, 68180, 68182, 68183, 68198

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