Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Omaha, Nebraska

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


Ellen Shafer-Lind

MSW, LMPH, PCDGC
31 years experience
My purpose in counseling is to provide encouragement, insight, and guidance to individuals and families so they find resolution and peace. In addition, I am versed in Grief and loss counseling, developing problem solving skills, gender issues and marriage/couples' counseling. I am also versed in Veterans issues, having work with all types of Veterans through the VA for 5 years. I enjoy my work, as you may have noticed, I have been counseling for 31 years.... Read More
My purpose in counseling is to provide encouragement, insight, and guidance to individuals and families so they find resolution and peace. In addition, I am versed in Grief and loss counseling, developing problem solving skills, gender issues and marriage/couples' counseling.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 31 years

Dr. Carnell Colebrook-Claude

PhD, (Clinical, Health, Forensic, &, Neuropsychology), NCC, BC-TMH, LPC, (Clinical, Track), LPCC, LCPC, LIMHP, LSOTP, LSOE
20 years experience
With over 19 years of extensive experience, I am a Ph.D. (Clinical, Health, Forensic, & Neuropsychologist). I am a board-certified, (nationally and internationally) licensed professional counselor in Texas, Illinois, and The Bahamas, Licence Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Kentucky; Licence Independent Mental Health Practioner (Nebraska); Licence Clinical Professional (Montana LIC# BBH-LCPC-LIC-31419); Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH); License Associate sex offender provider (LASOP), License Sex Offender Evaluator(LSOE), Licence Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP). ... Read More
With over 19 years of extensive experience, I am a Ph.D. (Clinical, Health, Forensic, & Neuropsychologist). I am a board-certified, (nationally and internationally) licensed professional counselor in Texas, Illinois, and The Bahamas, Licence Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Kentucky;... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Benjamin Piper

LIMHP, LPC, RPT
6 years experience
Ben Piper is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and Licensed Professional Counselor in Nebraska with a unique skill set refined toward counseling and helping others. His work experience ranges from working in a day treatment center for kids with behavioral disorders providing individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. He has also counseled college aged students with issues around changes and transitions in life, grief, depression, and future planning. Ben has over 5... Read More
Ben Piper is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and Licensed Professional Counselor in Nebraska with a unique skill set refined toward counseling and helping others. His work experience ranges from working in a day treatment center for kids... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Jessica Lowe

LCSW, LMHP
16 years experience
Welcome! My name is Jessica Lowe and I am thankful that you are taking the opportunity to learn more about yourself and work towards living your best life. I know that this is not an easy step. I am eager to learn from you as we work together to address your concerns. I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help sort out challenges and achieve goals. I believe it's... Read More
Welcome! My name is Jessica Lowe and I am thankful that you are taking the opportunity to learn more about yourself and work towards living your best life. I know that this is not an easy step. I am... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Bruce Hugunin

LIMHP
30 years experience
I am the Executive Director for A Better Way Therapy. We have 10 therapists in the Omaha, NE area as well as 2 in the South Sioux City, NE area. My therapists have various expertises and most likely we have someone for you. Go to abetterwaytherapy.com and click on about us to see pictures and... Read More
I am the Executive Director for A Better Way Therapy. We have 10 therapists in the Omaha, NE area as well as 2 in the South Sioux City, NE area. My therapists have various expertises and most likely we have someone for you. Go to abetterwaytherapy.com and click on about us to see pictures and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Krystal Humbard

LPC, NCC, MA
5 years experience
I work with all age groups with concerns related to anxiety, anger management, unhealthy coping strategies, stress management, depression and relationships. I enjoy working with clients to increase their ability to regulate emotions, in order for them to be more successful in the home, work, school, or community. Read More
I work with all age groups with concerns related to anxiety, anger management, unhealthy coping strategies, stress management, depression and relationships. I enjoy working with clients to increase their ability to regulate emotions, in order for them to be more successful in the home, work, school, or community. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jennifer Aesoph

LIMHP
7 years experience
Grace University, Omaha: BA Psychology and Biblical Studies – 2009 Grace University, Omaha: MA Counseling – 2012 Private practice in Omaha, Fremont, Telehealth www.compassionatecounselingpc.com Onsite EAP Representative 3M Corp – Valley, NE Read More
Grace University, Omaha: BA Psychology and Biblical Studies – 2009 Grace University, Omaha: MA Counseling – 2012 Private practice in Omaha, Fremont, Telehealth www.compassionatecounselingpc.com Onsite EAP Representative 3M Corp – Valley, NE Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Bill Hehner

MS, LIMHP
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner. I specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy. I have close to fifteen years of experience working as a professional therapist. My personal interests include reading, movies, traveling and sports — especially NBA basketball, Nebraska football and horse racing. Read More
I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner. I specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy. I have close to fifteen years of experience working as a professional therapist. My personal interests include reading, movies, traveling and sports — especially NBA basketball, Nebraska football and horse racing. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and the 40th largest city in the nation.  The city became a national transportation hub due to its central location in the U.S. This geographic windfall led to transportation and the wholesale industry becoming important economic contributors to Omaha.  Four Fortune 500 companies are currently headquartered in the city. Skilled knowledge-based employment and tourism add to its economy.

Civil unrest, labor struggles, environmental disasters, and both recessions detrimentally impacted Omaha. In the early 2000’s, the city built itself up with growth and expansion.  Several skyscrapers were built, various new construction, and business parks. Redevelopments at the Missouri Riverfront as well as the opening of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge increased downtown foot and bicycle traffic.

The city has a total area of 130.58 square miles (338.20 km2) and the population is estimated to be 466,893, according to the United States Census Bureau. The humid continental climate leads to frequent thunderstorms. Omaha was ranked as the 5th coldest U.S. city by the Weather Channel in 2014.

The marriage rate in Nebraska increased steadily in the 1960’s, then peaked in the 1970’s, and have been declining ever since then. There were 6,108 divorces settled in Nebraska in 2015. The 2015 number translates into a rate of 3.2 divorces per 1,000 people. This rate is lower than the overall country’s rate of 3.6 per 1000*.

The City’s Mental Health Concerns

Receiving mental health treatment in Omaha is a large challenge. In June 2015, the Nebraska Behavioral Health Workforce reported that 48 of Nebraska’s 93 counties did not have a mental or behavioral health provider. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Nebraska helps conduct more than a dozen support groups statewide and manages the city chapters. The funding for this organization was cut by $60,000 this year. This is not the only challenge for those who experience mental health symptoms. Stigma is a severely large deterrent in Omaha, especially in rural areas.

Serious mental health illness affects approximately 91,000 people in the state of Nebraska.  About 5% of the youth are impacted by mental illness through their own individual experience or through their parents’ illnesses. The third leading cause of death for the ages between 8 and 24 is suicide. There are two-thirds of this demographic who are not getting any treatment at all.

Omaha is dealing with an opioid epidemic along with the rest of the nation.  However, Nebraska has remained our nation’s leader in preventing overdose deaths.  In 2017, they exceeded the Division of Public Health’s goal in having 90% of community pharmacies to electronically connect to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) by including 100%.  And, in 2018, they surpassed their goal to register healthcare providers into the program by finishing the project six months earlier than expected.  They created an outlined, comprehensive, and progressive plan to continue to prevent opioid abuse.

How We Can Help

Choosing to receive treatment is an important step in healing from mental health symptoms and conditions.  Once this decision is made, we would like to help make it easier for you to find the right fit for yourself.  We compiled a list of providers and organizations below.  It is beneficial to determine what is important to you regarding the provider and list those items to narrow down your selection.   Do you care about their gender?  Their specialties?  Their education and training?

List your symptoms and concerns, so you do not forget any of them when you have your first discussion with a treatment provider.  If you can remember, write down when they started and how frequent they are.  Include any relationship concerns and substance / alcohol abuse issues.

There are approximately 380 therapists, psychologists, and licensed social workers in Omaha.  There is an estimate of 16 treatment centers in the city. Omaha has approximately 234 psychiatrists.

Crisis Centers

Boys Town has been providing crisis care and mental health support since 1917.  Their slogan is “Saving Children / Healing Families”, since they offer programs for the child and the family as a whole.  Additional services include in-home counseling and educational programs.

Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare offers crisis support, a mental health respite, detoxification services, and emergency community support.  Care is provided to those who are non-insured.

Nonprofit Mental Health Organizations

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Omaha facilitates the Connections Groups.  This program is free for those individuals who are recovering from mental illness.  The Family Support Group is a free, monthly meeting for family and friends who have a loved one suffering from mental illness.  NAMI Nebraska offers some free mental health support educational classes and low-cost membership support groups.  They provide a free class for friends and families of Veterans who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma, and other mental health issues.  The online class offers the same form of interaction as the in-person class.

Heartland Family Services provides mental health services, substance abuse treatment, gambling addiction treatment, and support for victims of crime.  They facilitate prevention programs for children to reduce risk-taking behavior and to promote healthy life choices to lower the rates of crisis or intervention.

Center for Holistic Development is a nonprofit behavioral healthcare organization that provides education, prevention, community outreach, and outpatient counseling.  They provide services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.  For youth and adults, prevention programs are available.  These early intervention programs address anger management, alcohol and substance use prevention, and suicide prevention.  Services are provided in the office or in the home.  This organization is led by the Guidelines and Principles Best Practices of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands.

The Community Alliance started as a grassroots support organization in 1981 and was the first independent community health program in Nebraska that exclusively served adults.  This nonprofit focuses on helping people recover from mental illness by integrating mental health services and primary care with a full comprehensive treatment plan.  The Alliance offers short-term crisis support.

The Mental Health Association is the only peer operated nonprofit organization that offers alternative treatment offers for mental health and substance abuse issues within Nebraska.  Additionally, they have the HOME B.A.S.E. (Bullying and Suicides Eliminated) program that offers on-going wellness support groups.  This association is approximately 56 minutes from Omaha, however, they offer many online resources.

Hospitals

CHI Health provides mental health services for those suffering from severe symptoms.  They help adolescents, adults, and seniors.  They offer inpatient services, outpatient clinics, and partial hospitalization.

Douglas County Community Mental Health Center provides mental health treatment for the residents who are underserved.  They offer inpatient services, outpatient counseling, psychological testing, day treatment, and medication follow-up appointments.  They offer two free support groups.  One is for people who are experiencing mental health symptoms.  The other group is for family members who have a loved one who has mental illness.