Therapists in Buffalo County, NE

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Photo of Anna Jensen, Counselor in Buffalo County, NE
Anna Jensen
Counselor, MS, Ed, LIMHP, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68847
Inevitably, we all encounter periods in our lives in which what we've learned to that point isn't sufficient for the challenges we now face. I believe therapy can be a safe, supportive environment in which to better understand ourselves and the world and to revisit what we want in life and how to get there. Whether you are dealing with significant anxiety or depression, or simply need a new environment to learn your way through new challenges with a helping eye and ear, I bring a humorous, creative, curious and open-minded approach to helping you progress through life's challenges.
Inevitably, we all encounter periods in our lives in which what we've learned to that point isn't sufficient for the challenges we now face. I believe therapy can be a safe, supportive environment in which to better understand ourselves and the world and to revisit what we want in life and how to get there. Whether you are dealing with significant anxiety or depression, or simply need a new environment to learn your way through new challenges with a helping eye and ear, I bring a humorous, creative, curious and open-minded approach to helping you progress through life's challenges.
(308) 210-4631 View (308) 210-4631
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Carol A Larson
Counselor, MSEd, MA, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kearney, NE 68847
My focus is to come along side those who are hurting. I see each person as a miracle in the making. Focusing on the four dimensions of life - mental, physical, emotional and spiritual, I strive to help each client find balance. I desire to be a journey mate and problem solver. Using faith-based insight and a variety of effective counseling skills, I help my clients as they work to reach their full potential.
My focus is to come along side those who are hurting. I see each person as a miracle in the making. Focusing on the four dimensions of life - mental, physical, emotional and spiritual, I strive to help each client find balance. I desire to be a journey mate and problem solver. Using faith-based insight and a variety of effective counseling skills, I help my clients as they work to reach their full potential.
(308) 210-3638 View (308) 210-3638
Photo of Kelsey Krieger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Buffalo County, NE
Kelsey Krieger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LIMHP, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kearney, NE 68847
Life can be hard sometimes. Okay let’s be real- life can get downright messy. Are you tired of feeling stuck, weighed down, or just out of touch with who you are? What a great first step you have taken in starting your journey to wellness and healing. Counseling or therapy can be such an intimidating first step no matter who you are or what you have been struggling with. Whether you are coming in with life-long concerns, increased stress, or are just wanting a ‘tune up’, having a space where you can let it all out while also doing amazing work can be just the thing you need.
Life can be hard sometimes. Okay let’s be real- life can get downright messy. Are you tired of feeling stuck, weighed down, or just out of touch with who you are? What a great first step you have taken in starting your journey to wellness and healing. Counseling or therapy can be such an intimidating first step no matter who you are or what you have been struggling with. Whether you are coming in with life-long concerns, increased stress, or are just wanting a ‘tune up’, having a space where you can let it all out while also doing amazing work can be just the thing you need.
(308) 270-4094 View (308) 270-4094
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Arise Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, MSEd, LIMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68845
Arise Mental Health Counseling is a place where people can breathe, process, and unload in a judgment free, grace filled atmosphere. Margaret is a therapist who desires to have people succeed on their own after some help through counseling. She will walk the journey with you, equip you with the tools you need, challenge and cheer you on, and help you graduate counseling to continue on your journey with hope and self-confidence.
Arise Mental Health Counseling is a place where people can breathe, process, and unload in a judgment free, grace filled atmosphere. Margaret is a therapist who desires to have people succeed on their own after some help through counseling. She will walk the journey with you, equip you with the tools you need, challenge and cheer you on, and help you graduate counseling to continue on your journey with hope and self-confidence.
(308) 244-4131 View (308) 244-4131
Photo of Brianna (Aden) Chacon, Counselor in Buffalo County, NE
Brianna (Aden) Chacon
Counselor, LIMHP, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kearney, NE 68847
Waitlist for new clients
Brianna believes that every single person has value. She believes therapy gives people a way to process through past experiences or current issues that may be holding them back in relationships, self-confidence, self-acceptance, or from where they want to be in life. Her goal as a therapist is to meet you wherever you are in life and work alongside you, growing you from the strengths you already have, to get you to where you desire to be. She works to provide an open, non-judgemental, environment where clients feel welcome and safe to work through their obstacles keeping them from living their best life.
Brianna believes that every single person has value. She believes therapy gives people a way to process through past experiences or current issues that may be holding them back in relationships, self-confidence, self-acceptance, or from where they want to be in life. Her goal as a therapist is to meet you wherever you are in life and work alongside you, growing you from the strengths you already have, to get you to where you desire to be. She works to provide an open, non-judgemental, environment where clients feel welcome and safe to work through their obstacles keeping them from living their best life.
(308) 536-4851 View (308) 536-4851
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Gary Potter Counseling LLC
Counselor, LIMHP, MA
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68845
I have 30 years of experience helping people work through emotional, psychological and relational issues, both as a pastoral counselor for 13 years, and for the past 20 years as a licensed mental health practitioner. I am Grace oriented which means I take a nonjudgmental, accepting approach with clients.
I have 30 years of experience helping people work through emotional, psychological and relational issues, both as a pastoral counselor for 13 years, and for the past 20 years as a licensed mental health practitioner. I am Grace oriented which means I take a nonjudgmental, accepting approach with clients.
(308) 872-7073 View (308) 872-7073
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Deidre Hollister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMHP
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68847
Do you often find yourself giving most of your time & energy to others, leaving only breadcrumbs for yourself? Does each day seem like you are struggling just to survive, when you know you are capable of so much more? So often we go through life barely surviving, giving to everyone else, & feeling burned out & empty at the end of the day. I’m here to help you move from surviving to thriving so that you can cultivate a more fulfilling life. Difficulty managing stress, anxiety, sadness, hopelessness, & feeling empty or stuck can indicate that you are ready to take steps to focus on your own well-being.
Do you often find yourself giving most of your time & energy to others, leaving only breadcrumbs for yourself? Does each day seem like you are struggling just to survive, when you know you are capable of so much more? So often we go through life barely surviving, giving to everyone else, & feeling burned out & empty at the end of the day. I’m here to help you move from surviving to thriving so that you can cultivate a more fulfilling life. Difficulty managing stress, anxiety, sadness, hopelessness, & feeling empty or stuck can indicate that you are ready to take steps to focus on your own well-being.
(308) 210-7434 View (308) 210-7434
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Emily Mertens Counseling
Independent Mental Health Practitioner, MS, LIMHP, CMFT, PLADC
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68847
Waitlist for new clients
Are you tired of feeling like life will never get better? That you’ll always be impacted by memories from your past? That the anxiety, depression, self-doubt, guilt, relationship problems, or physical pain will never go away? Feel like you should be able to “just get over it”? You’ve come to the right place—there is hope! Did you know trauma comes in all forms and can impact people very differently? Complex trauma can develop due to multiple distressing events that typically happen over a period of time. Or trauma can be a single event such as a car accident, animal bite, complicated surgery, or traumatic birthing experience.
Are you tired of feeling like life will never get better? That you’ll always be impacted by memories from your past? That the anxiety, depression, self-doubt, guilt, relationship problems, or physical pain will never go away? Feel like you should be able to “just get over it”? You’ve come to the right place—there is hope! Did you know trauma comes in all forms and can impact people very differently? Complex trauma can develop due to multiple distressing events that typically happen over a period of time. Or trauma can be a single event such as a car accident, animal bite, complicated surgery, or traumatic birthing experience.
(308) 223-5707 View (308) 223-5707
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Roz Sheldon
Counselor, MSW, LIMHP , LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kearney, NE 68847
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist I work with people seeking new beginnings, change, and healing. I am now offering a new eye movement therapy (ART) that addresses multiple issues including trauma, anxiety, eating issues and much more. Therapy goals are always tailored to the individual and their needs. I have had the privilege to teach as adjunct faculty for undergraduate and graduate level students and believe in life long learning. I encourage individuals and couples to start where they are and let therapy guide the next steps.
As a therapist I work with people seeking new beginnings, change, and healing. I am now offering a new eye movement therapy (ART) that addresses multiple issues including trauma, anxiety, eating issues and much more. Therapy goals are always tailored to the individual and their needs. I have had the privilege to teach as adjunct faculty for undergraduate and graduate level students and believe in life long learning. I encourage individuals and couples to start where they are and let therapy guide the next steps.
(308) 222-3094 View (308) 222-3094
Photo of Erica Hardessen Edwards, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Buffalo County, NE
Erica Hardessen Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LIMHP, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68847  (Online Only)
Erica works with people of all ages, providing individual and family therapy. She believes in a strength-based approach and that everyone has skills and qualities that can be built upon in order to facilitate change.
Erica works with people of all ages, providing individual and family therapy. She believes in a strength-based approach and that everyone has skills and qualities that can be built upon in order to facilitate change.
(308) 223-3858 View (308) 223-3858
Photo of Bryce D Riessland, Counselor in Buffalo County, NE
Bryce D Riessland
Counselor, LIMHP, LADC, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kearney, NE 68847
"Some life events occur that we have no control over and negatively affect us. The only thing we can control is how we react to those events. I strive to assist in dealing with those negative events in a healthy manner. I assist people in getting through depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, trauma, anger and relationship issues. Everyone deserves to have a purpose to get out of bed and make the best of their life. Everyone in therapy deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. With a faith-based background, I will be alongside you as you find your purpose and meaning in life."
"Some life events occur that we have no control over and negatively affect us. The only thing we can control is how we react to those events. I strive to assist in dealing with those negative events in a healthy manner. I assist people in getting through depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, trauma, anger and relationship issues. Everyone deserves to have a purpose to get out of bed and make the best of their life. Everyone in therapy deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. With a faith-based background, I will be alongside you as you find your purpose and meaning in life."
(308) 210-8115 View (308) 210-8115
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Jeff Lange
Counselor, MS, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68847
Not accepting new clients
I have been providing outpatient therapy services since 2006 in the Kearney area. I currently hold licensure as a mental health practitioner and am also on the State Provider List to provide substance abuse evaluations. I am able to provide individual and family therapy as well as substance abuse evaluations. I specialize in working with adolescent individuals or families of adolescents struggling with behavioral issues (defiance) in home or school. I also provide treatment for anxiety, relationship issues, depression, and other mental health issues. ​
I have been providing outpatient therapy services since 2006 in the Kearney area. I currently hold licensure as a mental health practitioner and am also on the State Provider List to provide substance abuse evaluations. I am able to provide individual and family therapy as well as substance abuse evaluations. I specialize in working with adolescent individuals or families of adolescents struggling with behavioral issues (defiance) in home or school. I also provide treatment for anxiety, relationship issues, depression, and other mental health issues. ​
(308) 244-2129 View (308) 244-2129
Photo of Cynthia 'cyndi' Ann Foresman, Counselor in Buffalo County, NE
Cynthia 'cyndi' Ann Foresman
Counselor, LMHP
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68847
I am an eclectic counselor. I use a variety of healing methods to help my clients live happier and healthier lives. I also counsel persons of all ethnic backgrounds, without prejudice. I just love people and I love helping them.
I am an eclectic counselor. I use a variety of healing methods to help my clients live happier and healthier lives. I also counsel persons of all ethnic backgrounds, without prejudice. I just love people and I love helping them.
(308) 270-3831 View (308) 270-3831
Photo of Marv Crouch Counseling Services, Counselor in Buffalo County, NE
Marv Crouch Counseling Services
Counselor, LIMHP, LADC, CPC
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68845
VOTED BEST OF KEARNEY 2019 & 2020 and KEARNEY’S FAVORITE 2021. I have been counseling in the Kearney area for 32 years specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, adolescent issues, marital counseling, grief , anger and parent child relations. I have felt very good over the years about my ability to connect with anyone who comes through my door and meet them where they are in their life.
VOTED BEST OF KEARNEY 2019 & 2020 and KEARNEY’S FAVORITE 2021. I have been counseling in the Kearney area for 32 years specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, adolescent issues, marital counseling, grief , anger and parent child relations. I have felt very good over the years about my ability to connect with anyone who comes through my door and meet them where they are in their life.
(308) 217-4497 View (308) 217-4497
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Lindsey R Wright
Counselor, MSEd, LIMHP, NCC, CPC
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68845
Isn't it time to take care of you? Counseling can help navigate life's difficult times and assist individuals in reaching their greatest potential. It is my passion to assist clients in achieving wellness in all areas of life. Having worked in the mental health field for 15 years, I am experienced in working with clients ages 19 and older. I specialize in anxiety, depression, and stress management, and I have worked with individuals experiencing a wide range of other mental health conditions.
Isn't it time to take care of you? Counseling can help navigate life's difficult times and assist individuals in reaching their greatest potential. It is my passion to assist clients in achieving wellness in all areas of life. Having worked in the mental health field for 15 years, I am experienced in working with clients ages 19 and older. I specialize in anxiety, depression, and stress management, and I have worked with individuals experiencing a wide range of other mental health conditions.
(308) 280-8759 View (308) 280-8759
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McKenzie Cuba
Counselor, PLMHP, NCC, EdS
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68847
From the heaviness of loss, the strain of daily tasks with living anxiety or depression, or working towards overcoming past difficulties, every situation deserves a supporting person to help navigate the healing. Life does not have to be done alone and neither do any complications, whether you see them as large or small. Emotions, thoughts, and feelings are all an innate part of what makes us who we are. To be greeted by them with empathy and warmth from someone else can be something everyone deserves.
From the heaviness of loss, the strain of daily tasks with living anxiety or depression, or working towards overcoming past difficulties, every situation deserves a supporting person to help navigate the healing. Life does not have to be done alone and neither do any complications, whether you see them as large or small. Emotions, thoughts, and feelings are all an innate part of what makes us who we are. To be greeted by them with empathy and warmth from someone else can be something everyone deserves.
(308) 937-3348 View (308) 937-3348
Photo of Melissa M. Craig, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Buffalo County, NE
Melissa M. Craig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kearney, NE 68847
Melissa currently works with adults, children ages 12 and up, families, and couples. She has specialized training in the areas of behavior and trauma. Melissa has the ability with her licensure to see most insurances, including Tricare and Medicare!
Melissa currently works with adults, children ages 12 and up, families, and couples. She has specialized training in the areas of behavior and trauma. Melissa has the ability with her licensure to see most insurances, including Tricare and Medicare!
(844) 737-0918 View (844) 737-0918
Photo of Jacob Stotler, Counselor in Buffalo County, NE
Jacob Stotler
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68847
We work to provide diagnostic clarity and properly aligned evidence-based treatment and interventions for your needs at this time. I approach treatment to all including multicultural treatment for children of very young ages from 2-12, and teenagers and adults that are in need of help through 1:1 talk therapy and/or skill/brain training. I can help you build skillsets and a knowledge base for better functioning while helping treat underlying issues.
We work to provide diagnostic clarity and properly aligned evidence-based treatment and interventions for your needs at this time. I approach treatment to all including multicultural treatment for children of very young ages from 2-12, and teenagers and adults that are in need of help through 1:1 talk therapy and/or skill/brain training. I can help you build skillsets and a knowledge base for better functioning while helping treat underlying issues.
(308) 270-5587 View (308) 270-5587
Photo of Brittany Sulu, Counselor in Buffalo County, NE
Brittany Sulu
Counselor, LIMHP, LADC
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68847
Waitlist for new clients
Brittany is an independently licensed mental health practitioner (LIMHP) and a licensed drug and alcohol counselor (LADC) that currently works with clients of all ages, primarily those ages 12 and up, with a variety of mental health issues. She has experience working with clients with adjustment, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. Brittany also has experience working with adolescents struggling with behavioral issues and defiance. She is trained to treat clients with substance abuse disorders and has experience working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
Brittany is an independently licensed mental health practitioner (LIMHP) and a licensed drug and alcohol counselor (LADC) that currently works with clients of all ages, primarily those ages 12 and up, with a variety of mental health issues. She has experience working with clients with adjustment, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. Brittany also has experience working with adolescents struggling with behavioral issues and defiance. She is trained to treat clients with substance abuse disorders and has experience working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
(308) 248-2094 View (308) 248-2094
Photo of Jen Myers, Counselor in Buffalo County, NE
Jen Myers
Counselor, MAEd, LMHP, CPC
Verified Verified
Kearney, NE 68847
Jen specializes in working with adolescents and women who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, difficulty managing emotions or tolerating distress, and who are experiencing difficult life transitions. She offers a warm, empathetic approach to therapy and holds to the highest standards of confidentiality. Jen uses an eclectic approach with her clients intertwining Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR, and Mindfulness Self-Compassion. She is passionate about creating a safe environment in which personal growth is fostered.
Jen specializes in working with adolescents and women who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, difficulty managing emotions or tolerating distress, and who are experiencing difficult life transitions. She offers a warm, empathetic approach to therapy and holds to the highest standards of confidentiality. Jen uses an eclectic approach with her clients intertwining Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR, and Mindfulness Self-Compassion. She is passionate about creating a safe environment in which personal growth is fostered.
(308) 455-4326 View (308) 455-4326

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Number of Therapists in Buffalo County, NE

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Buffalo County, NE who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
79% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
69% Grief
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Medicaid
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Buffalo County, NE see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Buffalo County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.