The town of Ralston, Nebraska was established in 1907 by George L. Miller, who bought over 280 acres of land. The following year, Roy N. Towl bought the town from Miller but the city was not formally incorporated until June 24, 1912. A large tornado tore through the town on Easter in 1913 and a devastating fire destroyed half a city block in 1934, but the town is still standing.

No matter what life throws at you, it is important to know that you have help backing you up. If you have any mental or emotional concerns, there are many mental health care experts in the Ralston area who can help. Just reach out and contact one of the counselors today.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHP,LADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

"There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't" Hello! I am glad you are here and I look forward to working with you. I am a licensed mental health and addiction therapist in with over 10 years of experience in the field. I graduated from Creighton University in 2008 with a Master's degree in Community Counseling. I have worked with all ages in clinic setting and private practice on various issues including substance abuse, anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues, grief, parenting struggles, stress management, and poor impulse c...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LIMHP
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

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 facin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed mental health practitioner in Nebraska with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of settings and with persons who suffer from mild to those that have severe and persistent mental illness. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings and with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. In addition, I have also helped many people who have experienced history of physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive, person cent...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LIMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LIMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! Thanks for reaching out for support; I know that can be hard to do sometimes. I’m so glad you’ve come to BetterHelp for some support. Finding the right person to help you is very important. If you don't have a good relationship with your clinician, you won't make the progress you are hoping to achieve. I want to provide you with some information about me in order to help you decide if my experience and style will be a match for you. I have been a clinical social worker for more than 10 years and in private practice providing therapy for 4 years. I hav...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LIMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

Welcome! My name is Krisha and I have been a mental health therapist in Nebraska for 20+ years. I am a Christian Counselor and I have been blessed to be a servant of God as I work with clients to help them navigate His will and find purpose in life. I have been honored and love to hear the stories of all people! I work to empathetically listen and try to understand the circumstances, issues and concerns that a person brings to the process. In an effort to offer hope, I encourage an assessment of strengths in how people cope in their lives and make decisions. I wor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LIMHP,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hi there! My name is Kerri Taylor, MS, LIMHP. I currently reside in Omaha, Nebraska. Throughout my childhood and adulthood I have lived in many parts of the country from little towns to large cities via military moves. It has been a pleasure to work with individuals from different backgrounds and cultures. For the past few years, I have been privileged to work with low income individuals specializing in trauma, domestic violence, major mental health and life skills assisting with finding hope in situations that can feel overwhelming. Some of my practical experi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LIMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coaching
Years of Experience: 4

Thank you for stopping and taking a look at my profile! My name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in Nebraska. Born in Okinawa, Japan, and being a military dependent early in my life has allowed me to gain many life experiences. As an adult, I have lived in many states, but always end up back in Nebraska where I feel most at home. I believe these experiences helped develop in me an openness and sensitivity to people of varying cultures and circumstances that I may not have had otherwise. I began my human servi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DBH,MS,LMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hi and welcome! You are making a good choice in taking a step toward making changes in your life! My name is Julie Parker and I am a licensed mental health practitioner in Nebraska. I have over 21 years of experience working with individual adults of all ages. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, client focused, humanistic approaches, mindfulness strategies and strengths-based focus in my therapy delivery. I have worked extensively treating people of all ages with difficulties with family stressors, family conflicts, relationship iss...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHP,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

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 6 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 Ne...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LIMHP, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I have approximately 10 years experience assisting people with depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting, careers, abuse, grief/loss, and trauma issues. Life can be difficult to navigate through and no one should feel like they have to do it alone. 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 ...

This is Regina Juhl's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHP,LADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

Hello! I am a dually licensed mental health and substance abuse practitioner in the state of Nebraska. I have over 20 years of mental health counseling experience, and of those 20 years, 13 have been in the substance abuse treatment area. I have worked with individuals, group and families who have struggled with substance abuse and codependency issues. More recently I have had the opportunity to work with a senior population in an individual and group setting addressing difficulties such as depression and anxiety. In addition, my 20 years of counseling experi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LIMHP,LMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 29

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...

This is Rita Ham's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHP,LADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

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 Practitione...

This is Daniel Fender's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I received my masters degree in social work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I also went on to partial completion of a PhD in general human services. I have been treating anxiety, depression, trauma related disorders and bipolar disorder quite extensively over the last 18 years. I also have a significant amount of experience treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder utilizing EMDR, PE, and CPT. I utilize various other approaches such as CBT, Solution Focused, and Interpersonal Process to treat depression, anxiety, and other problems.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Therapy Specialties: Grief
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Nebraska and Missouri with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. I am a Lutheran Pastor and have served in ministry for more than 30 years. 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 & empowe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Nebraska andTexas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

I am a licensed independent mental health practitioner in Nebraska with 19 years experience. I have experience working in the outpatient & inpatient settings with clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, depression, motivation, self esteem, & confidence. I graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Hastings College and then in 2003 received a Master's of Science in Education in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Modalities of therapy that I prefer include person-centered, sol...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

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, intimacy related issues, & 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. 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. I will use an integrative approach that ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ralston, Nebraska (Ralston, NE)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner in Nebraska. I have been working in the mental health field since 2014 and have been a provider in private practice since 2018. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and career counseling. There are moments in life that take our breath away and then there are other times where we can face challenges and find ourselves gasping for air. Taking the time to process your thoughts, feelings and action...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Ralston?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Ralston area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Ralston and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Ralston or elsewhere in Douglas or the state of Nebraska.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Ralston therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Ralston due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Ralston and elsewhere throughout the state of Nebraska you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Ralston to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Ralston, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Ralston, NE, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 68127 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

68127

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.