Attachment-based Therapists in Omaha, NE

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Willow Kovanda
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHP , LPC , PLADC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68137
Finding a therapist that is right for you amongst the sea of biographies can be daunting and finally getting in and seeing if it’s a good fit can be even more frustrating. My style is relational, straightforward, and personalized to each client’s needs. I want you to feel comfortable advocating for yourself and for the direction of your treatment. My belief is that you are the expert on yourself and I am privileged to be a part of the process. While I wish that I could promise a “Goodwill Hunting” moment every session, I CAN promise that I will work alongside you as your ally every step of the way.
Finding a therapist that is right for you amongst the sea of biographies can be daunting and finally getting in and seeing if it’s a good fit can be even more frustrating. My style is relational, straightforward, and personalized to each client’s needs. I want you to feel comfortable advocating for yourself and for the direction of your treatment. My belief is that you are the expert on yourself and I am privileged to be a part of the process. While I wish that I could promise a “Goodwill Hunting” moment every session, I CAN promise that I will work alongside you as your ally every step of the way.
(402) 701-4338 View (402) 701-4338
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Joana Valente
MS, PLMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
My primary approaches to therapy are Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused, and I utilize a variety of techniques including Mindfulness, Play therapy, Art therapy and Sand Tray Therapy to meet the needs of each client.
Hi! My name is Joana and I’m so glad to see you here. Just by being here, I already know you are a loving and concerned caregiver. Parenting can be the most fulfilling, yet challenging experience. Being a mama of 3 I know first hand how difficult it can be sometimes. I want you to know you don’t have to do it all alone, in fact, you shouldn’t! I specialize in working with children, adolescents and caregivers dealing with behavioral issues, social skills, anger, ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma and changes in the family dynamic.
My primary approaches to therapy are Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused, and I utilize a variety of techniques including Mindfulness, Play therapy, Art therapy and Sand Tray Therapy to meet the needs of each client.
Hi! My name is Joana and I’m so glad to see you here. Just by being here, I already know you are a loving and concerned caregiver. Parenting can be the most fulfilling, yet challenging experience. Being a mama of 3 I know first hand how difficult it can be sometimes. I want you to know you don’t have to do it all alone, in fact, you shouldn’t! I specialize in working with children, adolescents and caregivers dealing with behavioral issues, social skills, anger, ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma and changes in the family dynamic.
(402) 267-9073 View (402) 267-9073
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Morgan Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LIMHP, LIMFT, PLADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68137
Waitlist for new clients
I have certifications in EMDR therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Guy Diamond Attachment-Based Family Therapy.
I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families. I understand that therapy is hard work, I desire to walk alongside my clients as they embark on their unique journey toward healing. I believe that all of my clients have the power to enact change in their lives and seek to encourage and challenge them as they move towards their goals. I strive to provide my clients with empathy and compassion and to create an environment where they feel safe to process their emotions and experiences. I am a firm believer in the power of hope, grace, and humor.
I have certifications in EMDR therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Guy Diamond Attachment-Based Family Therapy.
I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families. I understand that therapy is hard work, I desire to walk alongside my clients as they embark on their unique journey toward healing. I believe that all of my clients have the power to enact change in their lives and seek to encourage and challenge them as they move towards their goals. I strive to provide my clients with empathy and compassion and to create an environment where they feel safe to process their emotions and experiences. I am a firm believer in the power of hope, grace, and humor.
(531) 228-4723 View (531) 228-4723
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Batool Almoshelli
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68106  (Online Only)
You have decided it's time for a change and therapy is a great tool to get you there. We can work on finding your inner strength and ultimately achieve your goals to improve your quality of life. We'll work together to enhance your/your teen's strengths to help you overcome the challenges you are currently experiencing as well as helping you develop tools for your future. I believe therapy is a collaborative process in change and will be dedicated in walking through your journey with you.
You have decided it's time for a change and therapy is a great tool to get you there. We can work on finding your inner strength and ultimately achieve your goals to improve your quality of life. We'll work together to enhance your/your teen's strengths to help you overcome the challenges you are currently experiencing as well as helping you develop tools for your future. I believe therapy is a collaborative process in change and will be dedicated in walking through your journey with you.
(630) 599-7008 View (630) 599-7008
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Sarika Griffin
LIMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68104  (Online Only)
I have four-plus years of experience working with survivors of interpersonal and sexual violence as well as dual-diagnosis disorders. My ideal client would be someone who has experienced trauma or attachment-related matters and is ready to unpack those issues to become healthier. “It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” -Lena Horne I assist clients who have trauma-related issues and dual-diagnosis by using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), internal family systems (IFS), mindfulness, attachment-based therapy, and somatic therapy.
I have four-plus years of experience working with survivors of interpersonal and sexual violence as well as dual-diagnosis disorders. My ideal client would be someone who has experienced trauma or attachment-related matters and is ready to unpack those issues to become healthier. “It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” -Lena Horne I assist clients who have trauma-related issues and dual-diagnosis by using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), internal family systems (IFS), mindfulness, attachment-based therapy, and somatic therapy.
(402) 307-5454 View (402) 307-5454
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Kim Ruiz
Counselor, MS, LMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68137
Now Accepting New Clients: Recognizing your struggling and wanting to seek help is hard. Working toward healing and sitting in a therapy room ready to share your experiences is one of the most difficult things we can do as humans. If you are ready to begin your healing journey or continue your process, I strive to provide a safe space where you can be seen, heard, and acknowledged. A place where it is safe to sit with the scary, dark, worrisome, happy, and hopeful parts of you and work toward a place you want to be. I primarily work with individuals and couples.
Now Accepting New Clients: Recognizing your struggling and wanting to seek help is hard. Working toward healing and sitting in a therapy room ready to share your experiences is one of the most difficult things we can do as humans. If you are ready to begin your healing journey or continue your process, I strive to provide a safe space where you can be seen, heard, and acknowledged. A place where it is safe to sit with the scary, dark, worrisome, happy, and hopeful parts of you and work toward a place you want to be. I primarily work with individuals and couples.
(402) 538-8934 View (402) 538-8934
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Lovely Taylor
Counselor, LMHP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68127
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for a space to put your "Super Hero Cape" down and just be your human self for a few minutes? Life has its normal ups and downs that can leave anyone feeling drained, overwhelmed, frustrated, and sometimes wondering what to do. I provide a safe and non judgmental space for the everyday person looking for realistic, down to earth, and usable skills to add to their toolkit and improve their daily life. These skills will offer a fresh perspective on how to manage behaviors, boost communication,  build self-esteem, repair marriages/relationships, improve mental and emotional health of individuals and families.
Are you looking for a space to put your "Super Hero Cape" down and just be your human self for a few minutes? Life has its normal ups and downs that can leave anyone feeling drained, overwhelmed, frustrated, and sometimes wondering what to do. I provide a safe and non judgmental space for the everyday person looking for realistic, down to earth, and usable skills to add to their toolkit and improve their daily life. These skills will offer a fresh perspective on how to manage behaviors, boost communication,  build self-esteem, repair marriages/relationships, improve mental and emotional health of individuals and families.
(531) 335-2063 View (531) 335-2063
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Ben Higgins
Counselor, PLMHP, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68114
I am so happy you are here. This journey is focused completely on you! I love working with people to help them create the life they desire. I am extremely honored each time a person like you invites me to journey alongside them. I hope to help you build your strengths, overcome challenges, and win. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and EMDR Trained Clinician. Please schedule an appointment online or reach out with any questions you may have.
I am so happy you are here. This journey is focused completely on you! I love working with people to help them create the life they desire. I am extremely honored each time a person like you invites me to journey alongside them. I hope to help you build your strengths, overcome challenges, and win. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and EMDR Trained Clinician. Please schedule an appointment online or reach out with any questions you may have.
(402) 685-9608 View (402) 685-9608
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Michelle Woidneck Kieffe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144
Waitlist for new clients
We receive constant messages that if you are not feeling happy something is wrong. But is this fair? Over 50% of us will suffer with a mental health condition in our lifetime! This suggests suffering is not pathological, but rather a universal experience. The fact you are human guarantees you will experience pain. Sadly, sometimes our well-intended efforts to avoid pain can unintentionally lead to more suffering. Across time we can lose touch with what matters to us most and our quality of life goes down. We can become stuck in an unnecessary battle with ourselves, and all the while life continues to go by.
We receive constant messages that if you are not feeling happy something is wrong. But is this fair? Over 50% of us will suffer with a mental health condition in our lifetime! This suggests suffering is not pathological, but rather a universal experience. The fact you are human guarantees you will experience pain. Sadly, sometimes our well-intended efforts to avoid pain can unintentionally lead to more suffering. Across time we can lose touch with what matters to us most and our quality of life goes down. We can become stuck in an unnecessary battle with ourselves, and all the while life continues to go by.
(531) 214-1258 View (531) 214-1258
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Omaha Psychotherapy
Counselor, LMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68114
Do you feel you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders? Can't seem to find your way through difficult relationships or undoing past choices? Do pieces of your story cause disruption in your life today? I can help. Many people feel bound by the events in their lives that have affected their relationships and continue to follow them on a daily basis. There is hope and healing offered in a healthy therapeutic relationship. I have extensive experience helping others with trauma and painful histories with the training to help you. I believe we can do this together!
Do you feel you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders? Can't seem to find your way through difficult relationships or undoing past choices? Do pieces of your story cause disruption in your life today? I can help. Many people feel bound by the events in their lives that have affected their relationships and continue to follow them on a daily basis. There is hope and healing offered in a healthy therapeutic relationship. I have extensive experience helping others with trauma and painful histories with the training to help you. I believe we can do this together!
(531) 300-0982 View (531) 300-0982
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Melissa Ellison
Counselor, MS, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68130
Is your preschooler running your household? Has your teenager been pushing you to the edge? There are many different theories on how to manage unwanted behaviors in children, and help your struggling teen. Some of these theories can leave parents with more questions than answers. You might ask yourself, "Does my child need more attention, or am I giving too much? Are my expectations of my teenager too high, or too low? If I ask for help, does that make me a good parent, or an incompetent one?" I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and their families, and I can help you find answers.
Is your preschooler running your household? Has your teenager been pushing you to the edge? There are many different theories on how to manage unwanted behaviors in children, and help your struggling teen. Some of these theories can leave parents with more questions than answers. You might ask yourself, "Does my child need more attention, or am I giving too much? Are my expectations of my teenager too high, or too low? If I ask for help, does that make me a good parent, or an incompetent one?" I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and their families, and I can help you find answers.
(531) 233-1075 View (531) 233-1075
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Allyson Campbell
Mental Health Practitioner, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68130
Are you a experiencing emotional difficulties during pregnancy or after the birth of your child? Is your child having difficulty with emotional regulation? Has your teenager become withdrawn, moody, depressed or are they experiencing anxiety in the social environment? Are you struggling with your own emotions, feeling stressed, depressed or anxious? Have you had a traumatic experience that has turned your life upside down? Do you feel isolated, lonely or overwhelmed? I can help. Goals for therapy always start with your needs and concerns, first and foremost.
Are you a experiencing emotional difficulties during pregnancy or after the birth of your child? Is your child having difficulty with emotional regulation? Has your teenager become withdrawn, moody, depressed or are they experiencing anxiety in the social environment? Are you struggling with your own emotions, feeling stressed, depressed or anxious? Have you had a traumatic experience that has turned your life upside down? Do you feel isolated, lonely or overwhelmed? I can help. Goals for therapy always start with your needs and concerns, first and foremost.
(402) 866-8704 View (402) 866-8704
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Angie Chartier
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68130
Are you frustrated with your child/teens behaviors? Is life getting you down? Have you or a family member experienced trauma? I can help! I enjoy working with children, teens, and families when they are in situations that may feel hopeless. I believe the therapeutic relationship is an integral part of the process, and I strive to help my clients feel hopeful and safe. I specialize in behavioral therapies, trauma therapy, and reality-based therapy.
Are you frustrated with your child/teens behaviors? Is life getting you down? Have you or a family member experienced trauma? I can help! I enjoy working with children, teens, and families when they are in situations that may feel hopeless. I believe the therapeutic relationship is an integral part of the process, and I strive to help my clients feel hopeful and safe. I specialize in behavioral therapies, trauma therapy, and reality-based therapy.
(531) 208-1971 View (531) 208-1971
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Rodric Montrell McClain
Counselor, LIMHP, LHMP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68134  (Online Only)
I love to work with ALL couples who are experiencing relationship conflicts (including LGBTQIA2S+), families who need additional supports for parenting help, adolescents, younger adults, those in college and who are navigating changes, military personnel, and those looking to process any experienced trauma. I honorably served in the military for 27 years and have extensive experience in treating PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, infidelity, and substance use/co-occurring disorders.
I love to work with ALL couples who are experiencing relationship conflicts (including LGBTQIA2S+), families who need additional supports for parenting help, adolescents, younger adults, those in college and who are navigating changes, military personnel, and those looking to process any experienced trauma. I honorably served in the military for 27 years and have extensive experience in treating PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, infidelity, and substance use/co-occurring disorders.
(402) 603-6499 View (402) 603-6499
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Hailey Pierce
Counselor, MS, PLMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68137
Not accepting new clients
You may feel isolated, disconnected, unseen, misunderstood, and hopeless. You may wonder if you can create a more fulfilling, connected life where you can feel peace and begin your journey towards healing. My expertise is in helping individuals who may be struggling to navigate complex emotions, patterns, and behaviors which may create pain and distress. My clinical practice is heavily influenced by attachment theory with an emphasis on processing emotions and patterns. I strive to help clients move from a place of shame and isolation to whole-hearted living.
You may feel isolated, disconnected, unseen, misunderstood, and hopeless. You may wonder if you can create a more fulfilling, connected life where you can feel peace and begin your journey towards healing. My expertise is in helping individuals who may be struggling to navigate complex emotions, patterns, and behaviors which may create pain and distress. My clinical practice is heavily influenced by attachment theory with an emphasis on processing emotions and patterns. I strive to help clients move from a place of shame and isolation to whole-hearted living.
(402) 588-5701 View (402) 588-5701
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Carly Spring
Counselor, LIMHP, LADC, CDGC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68137
Blue Sky Counseling offers specialized mental health counseling expertise to assist in the healing process to anyone who may be experiencing and suffering from a vast spectrum of mental health challenges. These may include issues such as behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, addiction issues, and life transitions. I adapt to you individually, depending on your needs, and work with you to create the best treatment plan to help you reach your goals. At Blue Sky Counseling, I believe strongly in applying a holistic perspective addressing your whole person not just the the bits and pieces of you.
Blue Sky Counseling offers specialized mental health counseling expertise to assist in the healing process to anyone who may be experiencing and suffering from a vast spectrum of mental health challenges. These may include issues such as behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, addiction issues, and life transitions. I adapt to you individually, depending on your needs, and work with you to create the best treatment plan to help you reach your goals. At Blue Sky Counseling, I believe strongly in applying a holistic perspective addressing your whole person not just the the bits and pieces of you.
(402) 881-0981 View (402) 881-0981
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Michele Jack-Love
Counselor, MS, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68114
Healing is possible. Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, overwhelming emotions, trauma, or PTSD? The effects of these conditions can impact every aspect of your life-your relationships, your health, your employment, your feelings of self-worth and your sense of safety. I will meet you where you are at on your journey of healing in a safe non-judgmental environment working collaboratively with you to tailor your therapy. It is my goal to help you take control of your life and emerge from your current situation to a place of security, growth, and change.
Healing is possible. Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, overwhelming emotions, trauma, or PTSD? The effects of these conditions can impact every aspect of your life-your relationships, your health, your employment, your feelings of self-worth and your sense of safety. I will meet you where you are at on your journey of healing in a safe non-judgmental environment working collaboratively with you to tailor your therapy. It is my goal to help you take control of your life and emerge from your current situation to a place of security, growth, and change.
(531) 230-8963 View (531) 230-8963
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Vanessa Laskowski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
Waitlist for new clients
I believe we desire and deserve to live lives full of connection, purpose, fulfillment and love. This means feeling worthy from within and engaging in healthy, supportive relationships. Our self-doubt, critical voice, feeling not good enough and unhealthy relationships all get in the way of achieving this. I feel many of our current struggles are rooted in childhood stemming from our early attachments and the roles we have fallen into. To heal from within involves not only becoming aware of our unconscious attachment patterns but also courageously facing underlying emotions uncovered via the safe, vital therapeutic relationship.
I believe we desire and deserve to live lives full of connection, purpose, fulfillment and love. This means feeling worthy from within and engaging in healthy, supportive relationships. Our self-doubt, critical voice, feeling not good enough and unhealthy relationships all get in the way of achieving this. I feel many of our current struggles are rooted in childhood stemming from our early attachments and the roles we have fallen into. To heal from within involves not only becoming aware of our unconscious attachment patterns but also courageously facing underlying emotions uncovered via the safe, vital therapeutic relationship.
(402) 316-1350 View (402) 316-1350
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Tracy L Muller
Counselor, MS, LIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68114
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist I enjoy working with a variety of groups but particularly enjoy working with women's issues and couples. In my work with couples, I utilize the Gottman Method which includes a thorough assessment process and integrates research-based interventions to support and strengthen the weak areas of your partnership. When working in individual sessions, I use a person-centered and solution focused approach to help individuals discover their strengths and overcome daily challenges. Together, we can approach a treatment plan to meet your needs.
As a therapist I enjoy working with a variety of groups but particularly enjoy working with women's issues and couples. In my work with couples, I utilize the Gottman Method which includes a thorough assessment process and integrates research-based interventions to support and strengthen the weak areas of your partnership. When working in individual sessions, I use a person-centered and solution focused approach to help individuals discover their strengths and overcome daily challenges. Together, we can approach a treatment plan to meet your needs.
(402) 243-6511 View (402) 243-6511
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Lindsay Poore
Counselor, LPN, LIMHP, LADC, IADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68116
Let’s come together to discover your courage to grow, adapt, and prosper! Therapy is a beautiful process that empowers us to deepen our self knowledge and make breakthroughs in whatever is holding us back; whether things have gotten too difficult or you’re in a longstanding battle of feeling unwell. Your experiences, relationships, mental health and physical health can all have an impact on how you show up in your life. These experiences can build up over time and erode our sense of peace and confidence. Our relationships become strained and we begin to feel more isolated.
Let’s come together to discover your courage to grow, adapt, and prosper! Therapy is a beautiful process that empowers us to deepen our self knowledge and make breakthroughs in whatever is holding us back; whether things have gotten too difficult or you’re in a longstanding battle of feeling unwell. Your experiences, relationships, mental health and physical health can all have an impact on how you show up in your life. These experiences can build up over time and erode our sense of peace and confidence. Our relationships become strained and we begin to feel more isolated.
(402) 313-4920 View (402) 313-4920
Attachment-based Therapists

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.