Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Grand Island, Nebraska

Find a therapist in Grand Island, Nebraska that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Grand Island to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Judi Biniamow

MA,LMHP,LADC
23 years experience
Hi! My name is Judi and I live in Nebraska! Yes, I am a true-blue Cornhusker no matter what! I have had two careers -- they are closely related. My first career was in Human Resources. I worked for several companies in HR and I also had my own business where I provided HR services for small companies on a temporary -- "as needed" -- basis. Then, I returned to college and earned my Master's... Read More
Hi! My name is Judi and I live in Nebraska! Yes, I am a true-blue Cornhusker no matter what! I have had two careers -- they are closely related. My first career was in Human Resources. I worked for several... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:23 years

Geraldine Alexis

LIMHP,LPC,LCPC
20 years experience
My name is Geraldine Alexis. I was born and reared in Omaha, Nebraska. I have been afforded the opportunity to work with indigence, low income individuals, and minorities to assist them in rebuilding their lives. Recently, I was a Military and Family Life Counselor where I traveled to different installations to counsel service members enlisted in the Army, Air Force and Marines, and their families. In addition to the aforementioned work history,... Read More
My name is Geraldine Alexis. I was born and reared in Omaha, Nebraska. I have been afforded the opportunity to work with indigence, low income individuals, and minorities to assist them in rebuilding their lives. Recently, I was... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Grand Island, Nebraska

With a population of 51,000 residents and a median household income of $51,000, Grand Island, Nebraska is a growing community that is largely supported by manufacturing, health care, and retail trade industries. Residents face particular risks to their mental wellbeing, such as low household income and high poverty rates in the area. Discover common mental health issues in Grand Island, Nebraska and find local resources today.

An Overview of Mental Health in Grand Island, Nebraska

Grand Island, Nebraska has a demographic makeup of 64% white, 30.2% Hispanic or Latino and 2.61% African American. The median household income is less than the national average. Similarly, only 58% of residents own their own homes, which is less than the national average of 63.9%. These factors contribute to decreased income, increased poverty and other obstacles to mental health resources.

Mental health covers a range of issues. In Grand Island, here are some common mental health concerns among residents, law enforcement and professionals:

  • Substance abuse highest need reported by community members, with youth substance abuse on the rise
  • Suicide ranked as 10th leading cause of death in Hall County
  • Community identified the lack of affordable housing for individuals living in poverty
  • Divorce affects 1 per 1,000 individuals in Nebraska

Among residents of Hall County, 12.1% of adults reported having frequent mental distress in a 30 day period. While this is slightly less than the national average, there are 421 patients for every mental health provider. This lack of access puts a strain on local resources and may discourage individuals from receiving the quality care they need.

Factors That Contribute to Mental Health Issues

There are a number of social and emotional factors that can contribute to mental illness. These common factors include smoking, excessive alcohol use, poverty, homelessness and divorce.

In Hall County, 16.1% of adults smoke. 63.6% 12th-grade students in Hall County reported trying alcohol at least once, which is slightly lower than the national average of 69.4%. Similarly, 27.5% reported trying smokeless tobacco, 21.3% tried marijuana and 34.6% tried cigarettes. The amount of smokeless tobacco use in Hall County is above the national average, but other substance use statistics are lower than national average.

Substance abuse is not only linked with poverty and homelessness in adolescents but can also affect brain development and lead to other risky behaviors. Adolescents in Grand Island may not feel like they have the necessary resources to address a substance abuse or mental health issue, so it’s essential to connect with relevant resources.

15% of Grand Island residents are living in poverty, which is more than the national average of 12.3%. Poverty not only affects access to mental health resources but can also be a significant source of anxiety and depression. If you know someone in Grand Island who is experiencing the effects of poverty, look for relevant assistance programs for financial and emotional assistance.

While none of these factors can accurately predict mental illness, they contribute to an environment that increases the risk of one or more mental health issues. Assistance in reducing substance abuse, excessive alcohol use, poverty, and homelessness can improve overall community mental health.

Mental Health Resources in Grand Island

Learn more about emergency services in Grand Island for mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence issues. Contact one of these emergency numbers if you are the victim of one of these crises or you know someone who may be dealing with a mental health crisis.

These 24/7 local and national hotlines are available to receive more information and connect with a relevant professional. If you’re experiencing mental health issues or need more information for a loved one, look for non-emergency contact information for local therapists.

Find a Suitable Therapist in Grand Island, Nebraska

A local, qualified therapist is available to discuss your mental health issues or to assist a loved one in overcoming depression, anxiety, substance abuse and more. Search online directories for information about local therapists and seek prompt assistance for overcoming these hurdles, starting today.