Jeremy Eberle, of Lincoln Nebraska, is a licensed therapist who has been providing services in the form of individuals, groups, couples, and families since 2010. Mr. Eberle has focused primarily on treatment for substance use disorders as well as gambling disorders. In 2017, Mr. Eberle was the lead researcher in a study connecting prevalence among Nebraska college students and daily fantasy sports. These findings were presented at the National Gambling Conference in Portland, Oregon in July 2017 as well as at other conferences throughout the country. In July of 2019, Mr. Eberle opened Eberle Therapy Services, but later joined services with Mrs. Johnson in 2020 successfully establishing Alternative Avenues in Lincoln Nebraska. His current area of interest is the intersection between Gambling Use Disorder and Gaming Use Disorder, as these two disorders appear to share a great deal of similarity and comorbidity. Mr. Eberle hopes to continue his research projects as he explores the impact of gambling/gaming use on both young people and adults.
Janet L. Johnson, MA, LIMHP, CDGC, LADC, LPC, has been working as a counselor for the past 16 years. Mrs. Johnson began her career working with youth and families in 1996 as a Family Support Specialist/Youth Tracker at Blue Valley Behavioral Health in Nebraska City and Cedars Youth Services in Lincoln. In 1998, Mrs. Johnson expanded family services into Rural Southeast Nebraska, based out of Beatrice which served 16 counties surrounding Lancaster County. In 2005, Mrs. Johnson obtained her Master’s of Counseling degree, as well as her Gambling Certification, working at Choices Treatment Center in Lincoln focusing on mental health, addictions, and gambling disorders. In October 2019, Mrs. Johnson won the Nebraska Counseling Association Counselor of the Year Award. In 2020, Mrs. Johnson and her Associate, Jeremy Eberle, began their private practice, Alternative Avenues, located in Lincoln Nebraska. Mrs. Johnson’s clientele consists of individuals, families, youth, and adults, specializing in serving couples and family members affected by addictions.