Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lincoln, Nebraska

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


Rebecca Hartjen

LCSW
16 years experience
I am a licensed therapist with 16 years of counseling experience from Pittsburgh PA. My treatment approach is person-centered, present-focused and collaborative. I truly believe in meeting people where they are at, and empower them to be their "authentic self". I coach individuals on healthy coping skills and provide "real life" feedback to help you gain control over your emotions and tackle life challenges. I believe that validation and acceptance... Read More
I am a licensed therapist with 16 years of counseling experience from Pittsburgh PA. My treatment approach is person-centered, present-focused and collaborative. I truly believe in meeting people where they are at, and empower them to be their... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Lisa Smith

M.S., LPC, NCC
6 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 6 years of experience ( 3 years Bachelor's level and three years Master's level) in North Dakota working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, Anger Management and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 6 years of experience ( 3 years Bachelor's level and three years Master's level) in North Dakota working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Darcy Scott

LPC, CBIS
7 years experience
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to help you discover your values and your meaning through in-depth exploration into your belief system so that you can find relief and manage life's transitions. Working from a person-centered foundation, I aim to help you... Read More
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Laura Jennings

LMSW
3 years experience
Life is a journey – It brings together beauty, joy, sorrows, trauma, and more challenges than we could ever anticipate. We come into this life needing to be loved, protected, and nurtured. I believe that doesn’t change as we go throughout our lives, but many of us experience situations and relationships that shake us to our core. Often, we come out asking who we are, where we are going, and why we exist.... Read More
Life is a journey – It brings together beauty, joy, sorrows, trauma, and more challenges than we could ever anticipate. We come into this life needing to be loved, protected, and nurtured. I believe that doesn’t change as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Bernadette Alers

MSW, LCSW
20 years experience
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my Master’s degree in Social Work, from Columbia University. I’ve lived in Florida since 1999. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. My experience is with individuals and... Read More
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Dr. Pamela Bratton

PhD
35 years experience
I am a Florida Licensed Psychologist and I work with adults and mature teens. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities, providing a warm supportive environment where treatment is customized to best suit each individual. Sessions are collaborative and based on a fundamental respect for each client’s unique circumstances, talents, and goals. During my long career I have... Read More
I am a Florida Licensed Psychologist and I work with adults and mature teens. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities, providing a warm supportive environment where treatment is customized to best... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years

Dr. Katie Cowan

Psy.D., MA
13 years experience
Hello and welcome to my online therapy practice! I have 13 years of experience in private practice as a licensed psychologist. I have worked with many clients who have a wide variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, adjustment to life changes, disordered eating, and trauma/abuse. My therapy style is warm, encouraging, and non-judgmental. I view therapy as a team approach where we work together to create growth and positive changes... Read More
Hello and welcome to my online therapy practice! I have 13 years of experience in private practice as a licensed psychologist. I have worked with many clients who have a wide variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Samantha Gibson

MA, NCC, LPC
8 years experience
I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology and hold credentials as both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have been in the field just shy of 10 years and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns; including depression, anxiety, identity formation, crisis management, addiction, and life transitions. My counseling style is very person-first and engaging. I believe in incorporating different therapeutic techniques in order to... Read More
I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology and hold credentials as both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have been in the field just shy of 10 years and have worked with clients... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Dr. Brad Morris

Ed.D., LPC
11 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas and have over a decade of experience working with a variety of issues and ages. I have my Master's degree in Counseling and Doctor of Education Degree in Counseling Psychology. I am not able to prescribe medications and I am not a licensed psychologist, so can't provide diagnostic evaluations. I specialize in working with anxiety related disorders such as trauma related to abuse, OCD, panic disorder,... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas and have over a decade of experience working with a variety of issues and ages. I have my Master's degree in Counseling and Doctor of Education Degree in Counseling Psychology. I am... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Nichol Stasko

PCC
7 years experience
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn about me, reaching out for help is sometimes the hardest step. I am a Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio with 13 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals, ages 3 to adult in a variety of settings, with a broad range and severity of clinical issues, including complex trauma/abuse, adjustment, anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder... Read More
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn about me, reaching out for help is sometimes the hardest step. I am a Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio with 13 years of experience in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Lincoln, Nebraska       

The capital of Nebraska, Lincoln has received many accolades for a city its size of more than 284,000 people.  Known for its economy, the area was ranked number 1 by NerdWallet as the “Best Place to Seek Employment” in the United State and Forbes for “America’s Best Cities for New Jobs” in recent years. State government along with Goodyear, Ameritas Life Insurance and the University of Nebraska are some of the largest employers with small businesses in printing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing as job opportunities. Additionally, the city is ranked first for the “Most Content City” by 24/7 Wallstreet and 7th for “Best Cities to Make New Friends” by AARP. Considered one of the best in urban living amongst a rural area, Lincoln is a modern city with Midwestern roots.

An active-living city, Lincoln has 130 miles of walking and bike trails for residents and visitors to enjoy.  City attractions include Sunken Gardens, Pioneer Park Nature Center, International Quilt Study Center & Museum and Midwestern African Museum of Art. Additionally, known for sports and the history of the University of Nebraska football team, Lincoln is a draw for the state and a larger region of the Midwest during the team’s season.  Along with the large university and the 22,000 college student population, the city maintains business advancement, quality education, and growth for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Due to the affordable housing market, considerable low costs of living and low rate of unemployment, Lincoln is an attractive place to call home for families with children and young professionals. The city has a small town feel, embodies the values of Midwestern charm and has been considered by others as welcoming and diverse.

In 2016, the Lincoln area piloted a Mental Health Diversion program with the goal of keeping citizens with serious mental illness from re-entering or returning to court for nonviolent, misdemeanor crimes. Recently, lawmakers announced that the state is having hardship in providing mental health services after a program change a decade ago from state-run regional centers to locally run operations. This change did not allocate for additional funding for local programs and a “real deficiency” has occurred in mental health services after regional centers were closed as a cost savings measure. Due to this, public safety officials have few resources allocated to them to provide individuals that need mental health services. In 2017, the police department received 3,543 calls ranging from mental health investigations to suicide with a lack of resources to provide officers who address the calls. A recent community health report indicated that Lancaster County residents exhibited a higher rate of having a lifetime diagnosis of depression (19.5%) compared to the national rate (19.0%) and youth who attempted suicide increased from 9.6% to 14.0% in 2015.

Mental health wellness is important for you and your family’s well-being. Are there times that you may find yourself struggling with emotions? Are there moments in which your anger or behavior makes you feel overwhelmed? If so, our community of Lincoln therapist serves both adults and children and we welcome you to take the first step to receive help. Whether you suffer from a personality disorder or have stress-related issues, researching your potential therapist is an important step as together, we can help you discover a solution. Invest time to review the practitioners’ bios and blogs on our site to learn more about each therapist, their skill set and style. While you navigate through our website, consider the following questions:

•    Why am I seeking help?
•    What are my goals in therapy?
•    Am I more comfortable with a man or a woman?
•    Are there any personal aspects I’m not willing to discuss?
•    Do I want to be able to lead the discussion, or have it led?
•    How long do I plan to attend therapy?
•    Does my problem need extra specialization?

Your mental health, along with physical health, defines your overall well-being. Together, we can help identify and help manage mental illness issues as our therapists help individuals and couples transition during difficult times. When you are ready to select your final choice for a therapist, pay attention to their office hours and if they are certified to help your needs both are important to the success of your treatment.

It takes courage to receive help so your journey to well-being may take a few months to a year as each mental health issue is complex and took time to develop. Our Lincoln professionals’ mission is to help guide you through the barriers and opportunities during your treatment and make effective changes that provide long-lasting solutions. It is time to take control of what matters most – your life!