Female Therapists in Lancaster County, NE

Photo of Cristin Patent, MS, LIMHP, LADC, Counselor
Cristin Patent
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, LADC
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68510
Not accepting new clients
Life is hard. There are so many things that can happen in our lives that result in us feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed. Whether you have been experiencing a lot of changes, recently had a loss, have been struggling with mental health symptoms for as long as you can remember, or have been through traumatic experiences, you deserve to be heard. You deserve to process your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a safe place. You deserve to work on your personal goals and overcome barriers. Life is hard, but you are capable of doing hard things!
Life is hard. There are so many things that can happen in our lives that result in us feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed. Whether you have been experiencing a lot of changes, recently had a loss, have been struggling with mental health symptoms for as long as you can remember, or have been through traumatic experiences, you deserve to be heard. You deserve to process your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a safe place. You deserve to work on your personal goals and overcome barriers. Life is hard, but you are capable of doing hard things!
(402) 316-2055 View (402) 316-2055
Photo of Michelle Miller, MA, LIMHP, CPC, CCTP, Counselor
Michelle Miller
Counselor, MA, LIMHP, CPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68506
Waitlist for new clients
The idea that sustainable happiness is an unattainable goal, is a tricky one. It's that thing we say to ourselves: "if I just ____ then I will be happy ...or if they just ____ then I will be happy." I prefer the idea of moving toward being more content. Isn't content what we feel when we are comfortable, calm, validated and without anxious or depressive thoughts that mess with our days? Often, if not almost always, we have traumas (big or small) and mean/sad/negative inner voices and thoughts that, if we process them, we can get to our contentedness.
The idea that sustainable happiness is an unattainable goal, is a tricky one. It's that thing we say to ourselves: "if I just ____ then I will be happy ...or if they just ____ then I will be happy." I prefer the idea of moving toward being more content. Isn't content what we feel when we are comfortable, calm, validated and without anxious or depressive thoughts that mess with our days? Often, if not almost always, we have traumas (big or small) and mean/sad/negative inner voices and thoughts that, if we process them, we can get to our contentedness.
(402) 509-2463 View (402) 509-2463
Photo of Rachel Denney - Intentions Psychotherapy, PC, LIMHP, NCC, CSC, Counselor
Intentions Psychotherapy, PC
Counselor, LIMHP, NCC, CSC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68510
At Intentions we believe that YOU are valuable and important. Even on your hardest days. We consider you to be the expert on your own life and our role is to support, empathize, love, and empower you to make any changes you want to see. We desire to help enhance your life by increasing a feeling of hope that may have been damaged or lost over time. We are honored to walk this journey with you. We have a diverse team of experienced clinicians who can help children, adults, families/couples with anxiety, trauma, depression, personality disorders or substance use issues.
At Intentions we believe that YOU are valuable and important. Even on your hardest days. We consider you to be the expert on your own life and our role is to support, empathize, love, and empower you to make any changes you want to see. We desire to help enhance your life by increasing a feeling of hope that may have been damaged or lost over time. We are honored to walk this journey with you. We have a diverse team of experienced clinicians who can help children, adults, families/couples with anxiety, trauma, depression, personality disorders or substance use issues.
(402) 858-7861 View (402) 858-7861
Photo of Olivia Christensen (Faubel), MA, LIMHP, PLADC, Counselor
Olivia Christensen (Faubel)
Counselor, MA, LIMHP, PLADC
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68504
Not accepting new clients
You are not alone, We can do this together. This is a tough time to endure life alone, sometimes you need someone to sit, listen and just be present with you. I am committed to working with children (0-12), Adolescents (13-18) and families to create positive change, joy and healthier relationships. I am dedicated to helping children through traumatic experiences utilizing Play Therapy techniques. I also devote much of my time with Child Parent Psychotherapy to create joy within parent and child relationships and building secure attachments. We can work together in creating an individualized plan for treatment goals and techniques.
You are not alone, We can do this together. This is a tough time to endure life alone, sometimes you need someone to sit, listen and just be present with you. I am committed to working with children (0-12), Adolescents (13-18) and families to create positive change, joy and healthier relationships. I am dedicated to helping children through traumatic experiences utilizing Play Therapy techniques. I also devote much of my time with Child Parent Psychotherapy to create joy within parent and child relationships and building secure attachments. We can work together in creating an individualized plan for treatment goals and techniques.
(402) 279-4598 View (402) 279-4598
Photo of Rachel Barnacle, LMHP, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Rachel Barnacle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHP, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68506
Hi, I'm Rachel. I am passionate about my work as a therapist and feel honored to come alongside you. If you are seeking therapy, you may be feeling stuck or overwhelmed, or experiencing relational or personal pain. You may be needing more coping skills or a nonjudgmental space to unravel your chaotic thoughts. You are not alone. I am here to provide you with a safe, nurturing space that will support you in your self growth journey. Whether you need help processing past trauma, working through relational difficulties, or understanding your anxiety or depression better, I am here to help you heal and thrive.
Hi, I'm Rachel. I am passionate about my work as a therapist and feel honored to come alongside you. If you are seeking therapy, you may be feeling stuck or overwhelmed, or experiencing relational or personal pain. You may be needing more coping skills or a nonjudgmental space to unravel your chaotic thoughts. You are not alone. I am here to provide you with a safe, nurturing space that will support you in your self growth journey. Whether you need help processing past trauma, working through relational difficulties, or understanding your anxiety or depression better, I am here to help you heal and thrive.
(402) 704-8140 View (402) 704-8140
Photo of Trisha Lott, LIMHP, LADC, LPC, Counselor
Trisha Lott
Counselor, LIMHP, LADC, LPC
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68506
New Endings Counseling, LLC. "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria Robinson
New Endings Counseling, LLC. "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria Robinson
(402) 433-6242 View (402) 433-6242
Photo of Lydia Nielsen, MS, PLMHP
Lydia Nielsen
MS, PLMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68516
Do you dread waking up each morning, worried you will experience another day filled with anxiety? Do you have difficulty maintaining healthy boundaries in your relationships? Do you wish you could stop the negative self-talk that plays in your head but aren't sure how? If any of this sounds familiar, you have come to the right place. When working with me, you will find a therapist who uses compassion, humor, and practical tools to help you move toward your goals for healing. I believe that all of my clients are capable of living a life marked by hope and restoration but sometimes need some help getting there.
Do you dread waking up each morning, worried you will experience another day filled with anxiety? Do you have difficulty maintaining healthy boundaries in your relationships? Do you wish you could stop the negative self-talk that plays in your head but aren't sure how? If any of this sounds familiar, you have come to the right place. When working with me, you will find a therapist who uses compassion, humor, and practical tools to help you move toward your goals for healing. I believe that all of my clients are capable of living a life marked by hope and restoration but sometimes need some help getting there.
(402) 382-9693 View (402) 382-9693
Photo of Joselyn Hayes, PLMHP, PCMSW, MSW, MA
Joselyn Hayes
Provisional Mental Health Counselor, PLMHP, PCMSW, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68516
With over twenty-five years of experience in medical and community social work, Joselyn offers expertise in cancer care, grief, loss, and chronic health conditions. Joselyn has worked as an oncology social worker helping cancer patients and their loved ones. Interestingly, she was diagnosed with breast cancer while serving in that role. Being a cancer survivor gives Joselyn a unique perspective in helping those affected by cancer.
With over twenty-five years of experience in medical and community social work, Joselyn offers expertise in cancer care, grief, loss, and chronic health conditions. Joselyn has worked as an oncology social worker helping cancer patients and their loved ones. Interestingly, she was diagnosed with breast cancer while serving in that role. Being a cancer survivor gives Joselyn a unique perspective in helping those affected by cancer.
(531) 278-2363 View (531) 278-2363
Photo of Carrie Bobenhausen, MA, MS, LIMHP, LPC, Counselor
Carrie Bobenhausen
Counselor, MA, MS, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68506
Waitlist for new clients
It takes immense courage to seek counseling when you find yourself struggling. Life's more challenging experiences often leave us struggling with hurt, doubt, or feelings of being overwhelmed. For many, this can be daunting and the idea of talking about our struggles with a stranger may sound uncomfortable and even scary. My focus is to provide a safe space by listening with compassion and curiosity and without judgement. Together we can discover your journey to a fulfilling life defined by you.
It takes immense courage to seek counseling when you find yourself struggling. Life's more challenging experiences often leave us struggling with hurt, doubt, or feelings of being overwhelmed. For many, this can be daunting and the idea of talking about our struggles with a stranger may sound uncomfortable and even scary. My focus is to provide a safe space by listening with compassion and curiosity and without judgement. Together we can discover your journey to a fulfilling life defined by you.
(402) 937-0225 View (402) 937-0225
Photo of Teddi Reckling, LIMHP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Teddi Reckling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68522
Sometimes In our co-journey of life, the issues and problems we face and try to resolve can be very difficult and our usual methods of coping aren't working. Asking for help is okay. With some added insight and guidance from a counselor, you can often get back into life with additional coping skills and renewed energy. For over thirty years I have been able to help individuals, couples and families find their way through these transitions in life. I base my therapy on the belief that all people are worthy and deserving of a fulfilling life.
Sometimes In our co-journey of life, the issues and problems we face and try to resolve can be very difficult and our usual methods of coping aren't working. Asking for help is okay. With some added insight and guidance from a counselor, you can often get back into life with additional coping skills and renewed energy. For over thirty years I have been able to help individuals, couples and families find their way through these transitions in life. I base my therapy on the belief that all people are worthy and deserving of a fulfilling life.
(402) 835-0969 View (402) 835-0969
Photo of Rebecca Ristow, LIMHP, Counselor
Rebecca Ristow
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68506
C.S. Lewis once observed, "As soon as we are fully conscious we discover loneliness." I believe that therapy presents an opportunity to alleviate this condition by offering a safe and confidential space for individuals to discuss their deepest and most profound thoughts and emotions, those which they might believe no one else has experienced. Once these feelings and ideas are vocalized to another person, the result is often an increased sense of connection and a path towards healing.
C.S. Lewis once observed, "As soon as we are fully conscious we discover loneliness." I believe that therapy presents an opportunity to alleviate this condition by offering a safe and confidential space for individuals to discuss their deepest and most profound thoughts and emotions, those which they might believe no one else has experienced. Once these feelings and ideas are vocalized to another person, the result is often an increased sense of connection and a path towards healing.
(402) 858-9478 View (402) 858-9478
Photo of Diane M Murphy, LIMHP, Counselor
Diane M Murphy
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68506
I am a licensed independent mental health practitioner. I earned a Master’s of Science in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University in 2015. I work with all age groups facing the challenges of depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, co-occurring disorders and grief. I have experience using motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and rational emotive behavioral therapy in a trauma informed, non-judgmental environment. I am passionate about helping others find peace and joy in their lives. I get satisfaction from my work seeing others grow, heal and succeed in life.
I am a licensed independent mental health practitioner. I earned a Master’s of Science in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University in 2015. I work with all age groups facing the challenges of depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, co-occurring disorders and grief. I have experience using motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and rational emotive behavioral therapy in a trauma informed, non-judgmental environment. I am passionate about helping others find peace and joy in their lives. I get satisfaction from my work seeing others grow, heal and succeed in life.
(402) 937-8323 View (402) 937-8323
Photo of Rebecca Vidlak, MS, LMHP, Counselor
Rebecca Vidlak
Counselor, MS, LMHP
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68505
I am currently accepting new clients with immediate daytime availability! I know that reaching out to a therapist can be overwhelming and downright terrifying. There is absolutely no judgement as you take this first step to improving your overall well-being. Sometimes, life can cause overwhelming feelings of stress, irritability, overthinking, hopelessness, and difficulty doing the things you once enjoyed. Using a strength-based, person-centered approach, my hope is to provide you with a space to be yourself to work through the issues that are causing you distress.
I am currently accepting new clients with immediate daytime availability! I know that reaching out to a therapist can be overwhelming and downright terrifying. There is absolutely no judgement as you take this first step to improving your overall well-being. Sometimes, life can cause overwhelming feelings of stress, irritability, overthinking, hopelessness, and difficulty doing the things you once enjoyed. Using a strength-based, person-centered approach, my hope is to provide you with a space to be yourself to work through the issues that are causing you distress.
(402) 744-6594 View (402) 744-6594
Photo of Barbara Bradford, LCSW, LIMHP, Counselor
Barbara Bradford
Counselor, LCSW, LIMHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68510  (Online Only)
Are you tired of listening to that committee in your head - you know, the one that says you are stupid or wrong or that you're not worthy and don't fit in? At Cerebral Landscaping, we are all about embracing our quirks, whether it's being as neurodiverse as a Rubik's Cube, having more issues than People magazine, or wanting a self-esteem boost. Sometimes, if we hear something enough, we can think it's true. This often happens with negative messages we hear or tell ourselves. We are not here to endure or cause suffering. Together, we can find another way.
Are you tired of listening to that committee in your head - you know, the one that says you are stupid or wrong or that you're not worthy and don't fit in? At Cerebral Landscaping, we are all about embracing our quirks, whether it's being as neurodiverse as a Rubik's Cube, having more issues than People magazine, or wanting a self-esteem boost. Sometimes, if we hear something enough, we can think it's true. This often happens with negative messages we hear or tell ourselves. We are not here to endure or cause suffering. Together, we can find another way.
(402) 940-7874 View (402) 940-7874
Photo of Jill Diediker, PLMHP
Jill Diediker
Provisional Mental Health Practitioner, PLMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68506
If you have experienced attachment wounding, trauma, abuse, or neglect, these wounds can often leave you feeling hopeless. However, through careful treatment planning and therapeutic care, we can work together to repair and restore these areas in your life. What does hope mean to you? It may be a small flicker that sustains your daily life. It could be an anchoring source of confidence and resilience. Or hope may hold deep spiritual significance to you. Whatever hope looks like for you, it is my desire to nourish hope in your life through our work together.
If you have experienced attachment wounding, trauma, abuse, or neglect, these wounds can often leave you feeling hopeless. However, through careful treatment planning and therapeutic care, we can work together to repair and restore these areas in your life. What does hope mean to you? It may be a small flicker that sustains your daily life. It could be an anchoring source of confidence and resilience. Or hope may hold deep spiritual significance to you. Whatever hope looks like for you, it is my desire to nourish hope in your life through our work together.
(402) 940-8290 View (402) 940-8290
Photo of Lisa Marple, LCSW, LMHP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lisa Marple
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMHP
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68506
Not accepting new clients
I have worked in the health care field for twenty years serving those adjusting to life's transitions. I have gained much insight into helping individuals find ways to not only cope but to experience joy again. I hope to bring increased self-awareness and encourage client's to find new paths that bring greater peace to whatever stress is contributing to anxiety, depression and other adjustment issues.
I have worked in the health care field for twenty years serving those adjusting to life's transitions. I have gained much insight into helping individuals find ways to not only cope but to experience joy again. I hope to bring increased self-awareness and encourage client's to find new paths that bring greater peace to whatever stress is contributing to anxiety, depression and other adjustment issues.
(402) 484-4169 View (402) 484-4169
Photo of Julia D Kercher - Julia Kercher, MS, LIMHP, MS, LIMHP, Counselor
Julia Kercher, MS, LIMHP
Counselor, MS, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68506
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with clients who have a history of trauma including physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. I also work with clients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder. Left untreated, these conditions can make life unbearable not only for the client, but also for those who love them. Therefore, in addition to individual and couple counseling, I also offer weekend workshops for clients suffering from these conditions as well as their loved ones. These workshops enable the participants to learn more about these disorders and how to manage them more effectively.
I specialize in working with clients who have a history of trauma including physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. I also work with clients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder. Left untreated, these conditions can make life unbearable not only for the client, but also for those who love them. Therefore, in addition to individual and couple counseling, I also offer weekend workshops for clients suffering from these conditions as well as their loved ones. These workshops enable the participants to learn more about these disorders and how to manage them more effectively.
(402) 674-6713 View (402) 674-6713
Photo of Heidi M Oliva, MA, LIMHP, LCPC, Counselor
Heidi M Oliva
Counselor, MA, LIMHP, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68502
Waitlist for new clients
I began working in Mental Health 32 years ago in Chicago and I found my calling. I provide counseling and support to a variety of individuals. I work with individuals who live with schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, bipolar, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma and grief. Clients want to be heard, to be validated that their experiences are real, their experiences are hard and painful. With support and a non judgmental environment , clients can learn ways in which to manage their symptoms, reduce them and recover.
I began working in Mental Health 32 years ago in Chicago and I found my calling. I provide counseling and support to a variety of individuals. I work with individuals who live with schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, bipolar, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma and grief. Clients want to be heard, to be validated that their experiences are real, their experiences are hard and painful. With support and a non judgmental environment , clients can learn ways in which to manage their symptoms, reduce them and recover.
(531) 201-1670 View (531) 201-1670
Photo of Amber Weir, PLMHP
Amber Weir
PLMHP
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68516
Seeking healing by being vulnerable takes a tremendous amount of bravery. Often the situations, experiences, wounds, and/or losses impacting our anxiety, depression, grief, self-worth, and self-esteem are the last topics we want to discuss. Labels and shame can make us feel stuck in our wounds. It is my goal to help you heal and make meaning of past hurts and current stressors that are impacting you.
Seeking healing by being vulnerable takes a tremendous amount of bravery. Often the situations, experiences, wounds, and/or losses impacting our anxiety, depression, grief, self-worth, and self-esteem are the last topics we want to discuss. Labels and shame can make us feel stuck in our wounds. It is my goal to help you heal and make meaning of past hurts and current stressors that are impacting you.
(402) 527-6878 View (402) 527-6878
Photo of Lauren Hiller, LICSW
Lauren Hiller
Independent Mental Health Practitioner, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68516  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work primarily with adults, but have experience working across the age-spectrum including children and families. I perceive behavior as communication of unmet needs, and help to identify barriers to meeting these needs. I aim to support clients who struggle in postpartum, severe and persistent mental illness, substance use, trauma, adoption-related issues, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, mood disorders, developmental delay, grief/bereavement, relationship issues, chronic suicidal ideation, and crisis intervention. I specialize in perinatal mental health, and have received training in Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders.
I work primarily with adults, but have experience working across the age-spectrum including children and families. I perceive behavior as communication of unmet needs, and help to identify barriers to meeting these needs. I aim to support clients who struggle in postpartum, severe and persistent mental illness, substance use, trauma, adoption-related issues, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, mood disorders, developmental delay, grief/bereavement, relationship issues, chronic suicidal ideation, and crisis intervention. I specialize in perinatal mental health, and have received training in Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders.
(531) 571-3337 View (531) 571-3337
1
...

See more therapy options for Lancaster County

Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.