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Lucritia (Ann) Sayles

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): LIMHP,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello- I am a licensed independent mental health practitioner and have been practicing for 8 years. I have a myriad of experience in the field including 20 years experience working in the human services, social services, schools and mental health treatment programs to include for-profit and non-for-profit companies. I am an experienced counselor that also mentors, trains and supervises other counselors in my field and has and continues to lead programs or departments in the field. I have specialized working with individuals that have included the following diagnoses or experiences: trauma, bipolar, schizophrenia, career changes, depression, relationship issues, abuse, anxiety, stress management, grief, bullying and transitional life changes along with others. I utilize a style and therapeutic approach that best suits the clients needs and adapt, which is in alignment with a person-centered approach also psychodynamic approach which explores individual needs and motivations. My training and education have consisted of two masters degrees one a Masters of Science degree in Counseling and the other a Masters of Arts degree in Sociology. It has been my life’s work and focus to better the circumstances of those I encounter and provide services. Take the wellness journey with me, Ann

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Kate Anderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHP
Family conflictsParenting issuesADHD
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Parenting is hard. It is likely the hardest job you will ever have! Each stage of life poses a new challenge and new stressor. As parents, we all need a little help and advice once in a while. If you have found your way to BetterHelp, chances are you may be experiencing some of these stressors. Hopefully, I can help! Hello, my name is Kate Anderson. I am a licensed therapist in Nebraska. I have had the privilege to work with children and families for over 15 years. Most of my experience has been to help families find peace, calm and happiness in a daily world that can sometimes feel chaotic. I specialize in working with families that may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, OCD, ODD, ADHD, eating issues, family/child relationships and family dynamics. I also have experience with children on the autism spectrum, special needs adults, and self-harm. In my years of counseling, I have used a strength-based, client centered approach to help parents and families calm the chaos, work collaboratively to develop effective parenting strategies for you and your family, and strengthen the parent-child relationship. My therapy primarily utilizes evidence based cognitive behavioral therapy. I truly believe that therapy is a collaboration between myself and the family. I would describe myself as warm, open, honest and interactive. During our time together, I want to learn about you and your family, your family dynamics, your parenting style, and what works for you. Based on our discussions, we will work together to determine what your goals are and how to best achieve those goals. As your therapist, I will be there to support you every step of the way. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I am excited for the opportunity to work with you!

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Kathleen von Kampen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMHP,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am Kathleen von Kampen, a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) and Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Nebraska, with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. I have been working with individuals, couples, and groups for over 9 years across a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, family/couple conflicts, postpartum depression, coping with grief and loss, and crisis response. I received my degree at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California, and practiced in the metro-Detroit area of Michigan before moving back to Nebraska. I approach counseling from a person-centered perspective, with a deep passion and belief that people are equipped with gifts and strengths to help them navigate through life's stressors. In my role as the helper, I am there to reflect those strengths, support and encourage along the journey, and offer tools and skill-building to address concerns. I utilize different modalities of treatment, and often draw on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to assist clients with exploring new ways of thinking to further impact feelings, behaviors, and overall success toward goals. I seek to prepare clients to navigate life with new skills, such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation. This provides a foundation for tackling life's challenges, while also experiencing joy and excitement for increased self-awareness and improved relationships. I sincerely look forward to working with you and witnessing your story!

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Alexandra Madsen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Nebraska with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with 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. 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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Theresa Wolford

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHP,CRC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Theresa Wolford. I am a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) and a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and have over 15 years of experience in working with individuals with a variety of needs and concerns. I earned my BS degree in Psychology from Wayne State College and my MS degree in Counseling from Creighton University. I utilize a combination of therapeutic modalities, depending upon the unique needs of the individual. I have a strong background working with individuals experiencing low self-esteem, unstable mood, negative self-talk, career and educational concerns, relationship problems, and divorce. I work to ensure a safe and welcoming environment. I enjoy helping people and seeing the success and progress of my clients

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Michael Hruska

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health 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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Willow Kovanda

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Nebraska with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & parenting issues. 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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Susan Dierman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Nebraska, I bring 28 years of experience to helping my clients. I am passionate about helping people identify solutions to their challenging personal and workplace issues. I like to use a solution focused approach to therapy a lot of the time which begins by considering what life will look like when you have accomplished your counseling goals. Then we work backwards from there to help figure out how we can help you get there. I think of counseling as an active partnership in which we are setting goals and regularly reviewing your progress towards those goals. I want you to feel like you are making progress and that you know how to measure that. I can help you manage symptoms of depression and anxiety, identify coping strategies for effective stress management and assist you in improving your relationships with your family, with your significant other, and your professional associations. 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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Nicole Wells

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Iowa and Nebraska with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with 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. 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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Frances Poleto

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Nebraska with 10+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. 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. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Pickrell

Finding the best therapist close by in Pickrell 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell. 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 Pickrell, 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Pickrell 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 Pickrell, elsewhere in Gage, 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Pickrell, 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Pickrell 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.

Pickrell 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell 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 68422 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 Pickrell counselor?

Before seeing your Pickrell 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 Pickrell.

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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell 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 Pickrell, 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.

Pickrell 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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