Centered Mental Health
Are you currently frustrated with your world?
Have you had negative experiences that have
caused overwhelming and unhealthy stress?
Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but we are here to support you through any obstacles you may face.
Our goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply, build resiliency, self advocate and better cope with the your world.
In our sessions our therapists can offer support and guidance to help you improve your personal situation.
We can provide a supportive, comfortable and confidential environment to help you heal.
Meet the Team
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MS, LMHC, LMHP
I have always had a passion for helping people improve their lives and make their journey more enjoyable. On my personal journey I have faced trials and tribulations. I have learned to appreciate the people in my life that have helped me become a better person and those that have shown me the person I do not want to become.
Along my journey I have been able to experience a variety of different career paths but always lead me back to being a Mental Health Therapist. In 2012 I married my long-time love and best friend. We have a wonderful young man that we have had the privilege to share our lives with. Our family also includes our two large fur kids that keep our laps and hearts warm.
I graduated in 2015 from Bellevue University with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Counseling, I have worked in the field since then. I am currently licensed in the state of Iowa as a LMHC and in the state of Nebraska as a LMHP. I am able to take Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Optum and United Health Care. I do not accept Medicare/Medicaid. Please check and verify coverage, co-pays & benefits/TIERS. If you need help, I can offer support.
I use an interactive and direct style of communication as well as humor with my clients. I may not always be the best fit for everyone but I am more than happy to refer them in a direction that is more suitable for their personal goals.
During our journey the path can get rough and foggy. Mental Health Therapists are there to help their clients not to walk alone and act as an unbiased support system. Life can get difficult, and sometimes some help from a professional Mental Health Therapist can provide insight and improve decision making skills. I care about your well-being and can provide you the tools you need in order to find your path.
This can help you learn how to tackle your person stressors and create a better-balanced life
Wrigley (Rigs), Top Dog (TD)
Woof, Bark, Wiggle.....Human translation. I started out life in not so great situation and spent a lot of time by myself and outside. I was adopted by my mom (Amanda) and my world changed. I got a instant family and learned how to be a better house dog. I am still not prefect but I try really hard to be. Mom say's I am a good boy 72% of the time, but I really love chasing rabbits and being off leash and letting my inner hunting dog out. Mom says this is not safe and I have to stay on my leash. I really love being at the office and having the official title of top dog. I get to have all the love and pets that the humans can give. I like to think I am able to give back as much love as I give.
Head of Security (HOS)
Bark, Bark, Whine.....Human translation. I started out life in a great spot and ended up being giving up by my first set of adopted pawrents because they moved after having me for 11 months. They returned me to the breeder and I got to spend some more with my father and sister. After five months Mom found me and brought me home to live with her and dad, my human brother, and my new fur brother. I am learning and kind a rotten teenager. I am also kind of scared of city life (it is noisy here). I have a lot to learn but everyone has been mostly supportive even if I bark at them because I get scared. Mom says I am a big goof and that I will learn that it is alright to be loved on, please be patient with me.
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Encouraging and supporting others has always been characteristic of my personality. Even in childhood I was known for being the person that would listen to and advocate for others. I tend to have very deep empathy for others experiencing distress. My own journey to better my mental health has taught me that the depth of this empathy comes with a keen ability to join with and understand others, yet a profound responsibility to set healthy boundaries. I am so grateful to the individuals who have empowered me to be my best and am driven to pay this forward.
Psychology and human behavior in general have always been fascinating to me and mental health was an obvious choice of career path. I graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan with a Bachelor of Art in Psychology in 2007. I spent the next few years working in human services and educational settings before pursuing my master’s degree. During this time, I married my long-term love and best friend. We now have two wonderful little boys and two amazing Cats.
In 2014 I graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha with a master’s degree in clinical Community Counseling. I continued working with children and adults both in the home and agency settings before taking a job as a therapist in emergency department of Immanuel Hospital for 4 years. During this time, I attained my LIMHP in Nebraska. I then took a position as a therapist on the adult inpatient floor at Immanuel while continuing to help as needed in in the
emergency department, as well as, in the intensive outpatient program.
In 2020 during the pregnancy with my second child, I decided that I wanted to pursue private practice so that I could provide therapy to clients while having more flexibility to raise my growing family. This decision has been a blessing to my family and enabled me to do the most rewarding work of my career. My style is interactive and tends to be client directed when suitable. I am very direct while being compassionate and try to incorporate humor when possible. My style is very heavily focused on cognitive behavioral therapy CBT mostly due to the long-standing evidence supporting the efficacy, but also watching people become empowered to build the skills necessary to make lifelong changes.
I take Blue Cross Blue Shield, plans covered under Optum and United Health Care. I do not accept Medicare/Medicaid. Please check and verify coverage, co-pays & benefits/TIERS. I also provide services for private pay. Working in human services for years has taught me that not every individual is the best fit with every therapist. If I am not the best fitted provider a client, I am happy to help refer in a direction that is more consistent with their needs and goals. I am thankful that you are taking the time to read my information. Regardless of which direction you decide to go with a therapist today, just know that you have value and are deserving of relief from distress. Life is complicated, overwhelming, and often quite painful. I hope that I can be the mental health therapist that helps you gain insight and realize your worth and find your joy