Therapists in Lincoln, NE

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Photo of Melissa Mathis, Provisional Mental Health Practitioner in Lincoln, NE
Melissa Mathis
Provisional Mental Health Practitioner, PLCSW, PLMHP
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68516
Coping with life’s stresses can feel isolating. It is my hope to welcome clients into therapy to find a safe space to feel supported and focus on their individual strengths. This support includes working together with clients to create an atmosphere of collaboration. My therapy style is warm and centered on learning a client’s past and supporting them in the present. As a social worker and a mental health provider, I find great merit in inclusivity and working with individuals from all walks of life.
Coping with life’s stresses can feel isolating. It is my hope to welcome clients into therapy to find a safe space to feel supported and focus on their individual strengths. This support includes working together with clients to create an atmosphere of collaboration. My therapy style is warm and centered on learning a client’s past and supporting them in the present. As a social worker and a mental health provider, I find great merit in inclusivity and working with individuals from all walks of life.
(402) 623-6341 View (402) 623-6341
Photo of Emerald Impact & Wellness, LLC, Counselor in Lincoln, NE
Emerald Impact & Wellness, LLC
Counselor, MA, LIMHP, LMHP
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68501
As an associate at Mind Matters Mental Health & Wellness, I am a dedicated and compassionate counselor with over ten years of professional experience. I am an excellent communicator with strong perceptivity that allows me to develop possible solutions and suggestions to help clients gain practical insight into their overall health and wellness. Life can become overwhelming quickly. People often forget that it is okay to stop and ask for help. When it becomes too much, the support from a counselor can be a rewarding experience. I provide an atmosphere of safety and understanding so individuals will feel comfortable.
As an associate at Mind Matters Mental Health & Wellness, I am a dedicated and compassionate counselor with over ten years of professional experience. I am an excellent communicator with strong perceptivity that allows me to develop possible solutions and suggestions to help clients gain practical insight into their overall health and wellness. Life can become overwhelming quickly. People often forget that it is okay to stop and ask for help. When it becomes too much, the support from a counselor can be a rewarding experience. I provide an atmosphere of safety and understanding so individuals will feel comfortable.
(531) 201-8338 View (531) 201-8338
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Jessie Thompson
Counselor, LIMHP, LADC, LPC
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68521
Waitlist for new clients
Have you experienced a significant life event or noticed you would like help improving your life? I specialize in treating trauma and significant life events. I am EMDR trained. Additionally, I can also offer adjunctive EMDR so you can continue working with your primary therapist and we can work through your trauma related concerns. I also specialize in treating drug and alcohol addiction or concerns. If you would like to include anyone in your treatment, I can also provide assistance to couples.
Have you experienced a significant life event or noticed you would like help improving your life? I specialize in treating trauma and significant life events. I am EMDR trained. Additionally, I can also offer adjunctive EMDR so you can continue working with your primary therapist and we can work through your trauma related concerns. I also specialize in treating drug and alcohol addiction or concerns. If you would like to include anyone in your treatment, I can also provide assistance to couples.
(531) 233-1085 View (531) 233-1085
Photo of Elissa Rae McGill, Counselor in Lincoln, NE
Elissa Rae McGill
Counselor, MSEd, LIMHP, LMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68508
I have tremendous amount of patience, compassion, empathy, and respect for individuals. My clinical work as a therapist for the past 16 years has given me the opportunity in working with young children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. If you are struggling with daily life struggles, women's issues, postpartum, anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment to change issues, relationship Issues, and/or other mental health conditions please reach out.
I have tremendous amount of patience, compassion, empathy, and respect for individuals. My clinical work as a therapist for the past 16 years has given me the opportunity in working with young children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. If you are struggling with daily life struggles, women's issues, postpartum, anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment to change issues, relationship Issues, and/or other mental health conditions please reach out.
(402) 682-7322 View (402) 682-7322
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Drew Buss
Counselor, MSEd, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68516
Whether it is depression, mood swings, anxiety, anger, or any combination of these regardless of the causes, if you are ready to feel better and ready to work at it, we can cooperate to meet your goals.
Whether it is depression, mood swings, anxiety, anger, or any combination of these regardless of the causes, if you are ready to feel better and ready to work at it, we can cooperate to meet your goals.
(402) 965-0290 View (402) 965-0290
Photo of Kareena Boko, Counselor in Lincoln, NE
Kareena Boko
Counselor, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68516
Waitlist for new clients
Kareena Boko has more than a decade of experience working with children of all ages and their families. Ms. Boko is proficient in supporting individuals and families of all shapes and sizes to work through even the most challenging of circumstances. Ms. Boko routinely collaborates with formal service providers in the Lincoln area to help her clients find safety, healing, peace and wellness. Ms. Boko approaches mental health with a collaborative care lens and works tirelessly to assure her clients have what they need to meet their physical, emotional and psychological needs.
Kareena Boko has more than a decade of experience working with children of all ages and their families. Ms. Boko is proficient in supporting individuals and families of all shapes and sizes to work through even the most challenging of circumstances. Ms. Boko routinely collaborates with formal service providers in the Lincoln area to help her clients find safety, healing, peace and wellness. Ms. Boko approaches mental health with a collaborative care lens and works tirelessly to assure her clients have what they need to meet their physical, emotional and psychological needs.
(402) 948-2679 View (402) 948-2679
Photo of Danielle Bauer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lincoln, NE
Danielle Bauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LIMHP, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68506
Waitlist for new clients
I believe we each have our own strengths and abilities to manage the difficulties that life brings us. Sometimes we lose sight of these and need guidance finding ourselves again, whether it's individually or within our relationships. My goal in therapy is to partner with you to find your unique strengths and help you build the skills to find a path towards happiness within yourself and in your relationships.
I believe we each have our own strengths and abilities to manage the difficulties that life brings us. Sometimes we lose sight of these and need guidance finding ourselves again, whether it's individually or within our relationships. My goal in therapy is to partner with you to find your unique strengths and help you build the skills to find a path towards happiness within yourself and in your relationships.
(402) 518-2042 View (402) 518-2042
Photo of Alan Levinson, Psychologist in Lincoln, NE
Alan Levinson
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68504
I specialize in helping adults and adolescents who feel stuck or overwhelmed by issues in their personal and/or professional lives. Having practiced for over 20 years, I have worked with many clients who were able to overcome obstacles in their lives, and, as a result, became happier and more productive.
I specialize in helping adults and adolescents who feel stuck or overwhelmed by issues in their personal and/or professional lives. Having practiced for over 20 years, I have worked with many clients who were able to overcome obstacles in their lives, and, as a result, became happier and more productive.
(531) 201-7586 View (531) 201-7586
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Garth Hamilton
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68506
I provide strength-based therapy for individuals, couples, and families who experience difficulties coping, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, difficulties adjusting, and low levels of self-worth. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach to assist in setting goals, applying strengths, and finding new ways to cope with stressors. I've worked in both medical and agency settings with a consistent effort to treat the mind and body as a holistic unit.
I provide strength-based therapy for individuals, couples, and families who experience difficulties coping, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, difficulties adjusting, and low levels of self-worth. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach to assist in setting goals, applying strengths, and finding new ways to cope with stressors. I've worked in both medical and agency settings with a consistent effort to treat the mind and body as a holistic unit.
(402) 519-2060 View (402) 519-2060
Dr. Judy C Magnuson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68510
I see mental health care as essential for every human being. Whether your current mental health needs are related to past or present events, chemical imbalances or any other factors, I am prepared to provide expert care. I work with folks to enhance their strengths and reduce their vulnerabilities in order to improve their quality of life and meet day-to-day challenges.
I see mental health care as essential for every human being. Whether your current mental health needs are related to past or present events, chemical imbalances or any other factors, I am prepared to provide expert care. I work with folks to enhance their strengths and reduce their vulnerabilities in order to improve their quality of life and meet day-to-day challenges.
(402) 600-0198 View (402) 600-0198
Photo of Taylor Schoen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lincoln, NE
Taylor Schoen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68516
Not accepting new clients
Do you struggle with past traumas that impact your activities of daily life? Do you have difficulty managing anxiety, depression, or stress? Are you feeling overwhelmed with work, school, or family matters? Do you just want to talk to someone whose unbiased and hasn't heard your story? There are so many great reasons to start seeing a therapist, whether it's to manage the symptoms of a diagnosis, past or current traumas, or relieve stress while improving your self-care. No matter what brings you in, we can find solutions that fit your needs and accomplish your goals as a team!
Do you struggle with past traumas that impact your activities of daily life? Do you have difficulty managing anxiety, depression, or stress? Are you feeling overwhelmed with work, school, or family matters? Do you just want to talk to someone whose unbiased and hasn't heard your story? There are so many great reasons to start seeing a therapist, whether it's to manage the symptoms of a diagnosis, past or current traumas, or relieve stress while improving your self-care. No matter what brings you in, we can find solutions that fit your needs and accomplish your goals as a team!
(402) 383-5235 View (402) 383-5235
Photo of Tauni Waddington in Lincoln, NE
Tauni Waddington
LIMHP, LADC, LPC
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68507
I have been working with adolescents, adults and families since the mid 1980's. Substance abuse, depression, anxiety, LGBT and family issues are the areas that I have the most experience in. I believe folks come to therapy because some aspects of their lives are not working...we will explore these issues and move to get you where you want and need to be. I have many years of various types of training, but the most important is to get people back to being comfortable, happy and productive in their own world. Compassion and humor are extremely important values to find in each of our lives!!
I have been working with adolescents, adults and families since the mid 1980's. Substance abuse, depression, anxiety, LGBT and family issues are the areas that I have the most experience in. I believe folks come to therapy because some aspects of their lives are not working...we will explore these issues and move to get you where you want and need to be. I have many years of various types of training, but the most important is to get people back to being comfortable, happy and productive in their own world. Compassion and humor are extremely important values to find in each of our lives!!
(531) 208-1122 View (531) 208-1122
Photo of Richelle Dowding, Counselor in Lincoln, NE
Richelle Dowding
Counselor, MA, PLMHP
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68507
Not accepting new clients
Life can get difficult, and it takes courage to move forward. If you are struggling with life's challenges, it might be time to see a licensed counselor. As a natural listener, interested in your stories, your challenges, and your goals, I'm here to nurture your journey toward healing and personal growth. In a safe, caring environment, I instill self-understanding and encourage clients to adopt new attitudes and feelings toward life situations by practicing logical thinking, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, and goal setting/follow through. ​
Life can get difficult, and it takes courage to move forward. If you are struggling with life's challenges, it might be time to see a licensed counselor. As a natural listener, interested in your stories, your challenges, and your goals, I'm here to nurture your journey toward healing and personal growth. In a safe, caring environment, I instill self-understanding and encourage clients to adopt new attitudes and feelings toward life situations by practicing logical thinking, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, and goal setting/follow through. ​
(531) 229-0947 View (531) 229-0947
Photo of Elisabeth Shaw in Lincoln, NE
Elisabeth Shaw
MA, LIMHP, LCPC-P, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68508
Many experiences in life can leave us feeling lost and alone. This often leads to seasons in our life where we experience emotional or physical distress. It is during these seasons where navigating and asking for help can sometimes be difficult. Maybe you're asking "what's wrong with me?" You are not alone in whatever struggle you are experiencing. I'm not here to fix you, but rather to provide a safe place to process, support, empower, and discover what it looks like to live a more authentic life.
Many experiences in life can leave us feeling lost and alone. This often leads to seasons in our life where we experience emotional or physical distress. It is during these seasons where navigating and asking for help can sometimes be difficult. Maybe you're asking "what's wrong with me?" You are not alone in whatever struggle you are experiencing. I'm not here to fix you, but rather to provide a safe place to process, support, empower, and discover what it looks like to live a more authentic life.
(402) 285-6090 View (402) 285-6090
Photo of Kensie McFadden, Pre-Licensed Professional in Lincoln, NE
Kensie McFadden
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68508
I understand that mental health needs come from a wide variety of life experiences. I aim to offer a safe space where individuals can explore issues in their life through an Existential lens to help them find clarification and awareness. I work with clients to identify behaviors that they have learned as a way to adapt to their life experiences and how those behaviors impact the type of life that they desire to have. I aim to help clients rebuild a sense of hope within themselves that a different experience of life is possible.
I understand that mental health needs come from a wide variety of life experiences. I aim to offer a safe space where individuals can explore issues in their life through an Existential lens to help them find clarification and awareness. I work with clients to identify behaviors that they have learned as a way to adapt to their life experiences and how those behaviors impact the type of life that they desire to have. I aim to help clients rebuild a sense of hope within themselves that a different experience of life is possible.
(402) 227-3968 View (402) 227-3968
Photo of Robert N. Portnoy, Psychologist in Lincoln, NE
Robert N. Portnoy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68506  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In my many years as a psychologist, I have worked with clients across the spectrum of emotional struggles. The one thing that they all have in common is that they are in pain and want to change through understanding what keeps them "stuck" and then identifying and drawing upon their inner strengths. For some, this will mean learning better ways to accomplishing specific goals, while for others, a deeper understanding of the painful experiences that have shaped their emotional development is necessary for positive change. In the end, the emotional pain that brings most people to therapy is about relationships that aren't working.
In my many years as a psychologist, I have worked with clients across the spectrum of emotional struggles. The one thing that they all have in common is that they are in pain and want to change through understanding what keeps them "stuck" and then identifying and drawing upon their inner strengths. For some, this will mean learning better ways to accomplishing specific goals, while for others, a deeper understanding of the painful experiences that have shaped their emotional development is necessary for positive change. In the end, the emotional pain that brings most people to therapy is about relationships that aren't working.
(531) 202-5079 View (531) 202-5079
Photo of Melinda M Pearson, Psychologist in Lincoln, NE
Melinda M Pearson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lincoln, NE 68506
Not accepting new clients
I offer diagnostic evaluations to help people better understand themselves, inform the healthcare and services they need, and support living authentic and satisfying lives. I also enjoy working with autistic and ADHD adults who want to better understand themselves and learn neurodivergence-affirming ways to cope with life stressors.
I offer diagnostic evaluations to help people better understand themselves, inform the healthcare and services they need, and support living authentic and satisfying lives. I also enjoy working with autistic and ADHD adults who want to better understand themselves and learn neurodivergence-affirming ways to cope with life stressors.
(402) 703-2567 View (402) 703-2567
Photo of Kayleigh Wolf, Counselor in Lincoln, NE
Kayleigh Wolf
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68510
Do you feel stuck on a never ending loop trapped by your own thoughts or behaviors? Is everyone telling you it’s your fault, but you feel like they just don’t understand? No individual gets to this point because they meant to, and if you are stuck in this place I can provide a non judgmental safe space for you to explore. We will explore feelings and past experiences that drive the thoughts and urges to use or drink. I will help you define your own reasons for recovery rather than submitting to what everyone else’s reasons are. We’ll work together to understand how you got here and build a life that feels worth living.
Do you feel stuck on a never ending loop trapped by your own thoughts or behaviors? Is everyone telling you it’s your fault, but you feel like they just don’t understand? No individual gets to this point because they meant to, and if you are stuck in this place I can provide a non judgmental safe space for you to explore. We will explore feelings and past experiences that drive the thoughts and urges to use or drink. I will help you define your own reasons for recovery rather than submitting to what everyone else’s reasons are. We’ll work together to understand how you got here and build a life that feels worth living.
(531) 230-8038 View (531) 230-8038
Photo of Jordan F. Graham, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lincoln, NE
Jordan F. Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LIMHP, PMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68504
Talking about mental health can be a sensitive topic, but my goal is to provide a safe non-judgmental space where you can explore and prioritize yourself and your mental well-being at your pace. I am dedicated to supporting individuals who have experienced trauma and helping them heal and thrive. My commitment extends to collaborating with children (2-12), adolescents (13-18), and families to cultivate positive transformations, genuine happiness, and stronger, healthier relationships. Additionally, I devote my time to Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), where I aim to improve and create secure connections and environment.
Talking about mental health can be a sensitive topic, but my goal is to provide a safe non-judgmental space where you can explore and prioritize yourself and your mental well-being at your pace. I am dedicated to supporting individuals who have experienced trauma and helping them heal and thrive. My commitment extends to collaborating with children (2-12), adolescents (13-18), and families to cultivate positive transformations, genuine happiness, and stronger, healthier relationships. Additionally, I devote my time to Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), where I aim to improve and create secure connections and environment.
(402) 347-2326 View (402) 347-2326
Photo of Noelle Heffley, Pre-Licensed Professional in Lincoln, NE
Noelle Heffley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lincoln, NE 68506
Every person experiences a need for meaningful connection with others, and a need for wholeness within our interior world. Sometimes those needs feel beyond our reach. I believe that therapy can help in those times when you feel as though you are merely surviving, rather than thriving in life.
Every person experiences a need for meaningful connection with others, and a need for wholeness within our interior world. Sometimes those needs feel beyond our reach. I believe that therapy can help in those times when you feel as though you are merely surviving, rather than thriving in life.
(402) 382-9633 View (402) 382-9633

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lincoln, NE

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lincoln, NE who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Medicaid

How Therapists in Lincoln, NE see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lincoln?

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.