Emotionally Focused Therapists in Omaha, NE

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Photo of Kristin McCarty, Marriage & Family Therapist in Omaha, NE
Kristin McCarty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68154
I am a trained marriage and family therapist and have pursued additional training in Emotionally Focused therapy.
We all have a unique story. One that has highs and lows, things that bring us joy, and things that have caused challenges, grief, and heartache. A desire for a life of abundance is written on our hearts. But sometimes our stories include hurdles and barriers that get in the way and keep us from the peace we long for. We often try numerous remedies or try to overcome these barriers on our own. But we aren’t meant to walk that road alone. It is my job as a therapist to create a space of safety, trust, and respect, so that you can explore, unpack, and make meaning of your experiences, and create the change that you want for your life.
I am a trained marriage and family therapist and have pursued additional training in Emotionally Focused therapy.
We all have a unique story. One that has highs and lows, things that bring us joy, and things that have caused challenges, grief, and heartache. A desire for a life of abundance is written on our hearts. But sometimes our stories include hurdles and barriers that get in the way and keep us from the peace we long for. We often try numerous remedies or try to overcome these barriers on our own. But we aren’t meant to walk that road alone. It is my job as a therapist to create a space of safety, trust, and respect, so that you can explore, unpack, and make meaning of your experiences, and create the change that you want for your life.
(402) 969-6110 View (402) 969-6110
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Michaela A Svagera
Counselor, MS, PLMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68114
I have completed my externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy EFCT, and I have years of experience working with LGBTQ+ folks.
Struggling with a life transition, relationship issues, anxiety, or any challenging human condition? Sometimes we all need a little extra support that can offer a safe space as we explore change and growth. Life's challenges and struggles should not be something we are expected to trudge through alone.
I have completed my externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy EFCT, and I have years of experience working with LGBTQ+ folks.
Struggling with a life transition, relationship issues, anxiety, or any challenging human condition? Sometimes we all need a little extra support that can offer a safe space as we explore change and growth. Life's challenges and struggles should not be something we are expected to trudge through alone.
(402) 787-4173 View (402) 787-4173
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Chanell Jaramillo
PhD, HHP, CCP, ERYT, CMH
Omaha, NE 68102  (Online Only)
In addition to coaching and EFT, I also provide bioenergetic analysis and counseling, herbal and nutritional therapy, spiritual guidance, yoga therapy, meditation and Usui/Karuna Reiki.
Our life experiences at times can transcend the normal function of day to day life and can shape us, guide us, and at times lead us off our desired path or get us lost altogether. It is my belief that every person has the desire to expand beyond the patterns of their past and the ability to achieve a full and well-balanced life. I specialize in a unique integrative approach that addresses the whole person-mind, body, & spirit in the healing process.
In addition to coaching and EFT, I also provide bioenergetic analysis and counseling, herbal and nutritional therapy, spiritual guidance, yoga therapy, meditation and Usui/Karuna Reiki.
Our life experiences at times can transcend the normal function of day to day life and can shape us, guide us, and at times lead us off our desired path or get us lost altogether. It is my belief that every person has the desire to expand beyond the patterns of their past and the ability to achieve a full and well-balanced life. I specialize in a unique integrative approach that addresses the whole person-mind, body, & spirit in the healing process.
(402) 749-8590 View (402) 749-8590
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Dream Again Therapy, LLC
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Omaha, NE 68108  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I've worked extensively with trauma survivors to help them find healing from their past, and to begin creating a life worth living for themselves in the present. I became a therapist because I wanted to work with clients who had experienced trauma, and while I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ clients, I have worked successfully with clients from numerous backgrounds.
I've worked extensively with trauma survivors to help them find healing from their past, and to begin creating a life worth living for themselves in the present. I became a therapist because I wanted to work with clients who had experienced trauma, and while I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ clients, I have worked successfully with clients from numerous backgrounds.
(206) 589-8549 View (206) 589-8549
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Kristine R. Pratt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LIMHP, CMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68101
I also use the Gottman Behavioral Therapy approach in working with couples as well as Imago and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I started in the addiction field and treated substance abuse, eating disorders, and problematic sexual behaviors. I have 17 years experience and have worked with many individuals, couples, families. I can help you with anything from marital issues to individual concerns like depression and anxiety. I have also worked with clients who have experienced trauma in their life from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. I love the process of getting to assist people in becoming their best self and watching healing and growth.
I also use the Gottman Behavioral Therapy approach in working with couples as well as Imago and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I started in the addiction field and treated substance abuse, eating disorders, and problematic sexual behaviors. I have 17 years experience and have worked with many individuals, couples, families. I can help you with anything from marital issues to individual concerns like depression and anxiety. I have also worked with clients who have experienced trauma in their life from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. I love the process of getting to assist people in becoming their best self and watching healing and growth.
(402) 395-8889 View (402) 395-8889
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Caitlyn Glissmeyer
Counselor, MS, PLMHP
Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
I also enjoy using Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Gottman method.
Are you overwhelmed with current life circumstances? When you look at your life, do you see a history of pain, difficult relationships or a long search for purpose? As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families who have felt similarly. As a therapist, I believe that all of my clients have strengths and the ability to find joy, work through pain, and engage in fulfilling relationships.
I also enjoy using Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Gottman method.
Are you overwhelmed with current life circumstances? When you look at your life, do you see a history of pain, difficult relationships or a long search for purpose? As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families who have felt similarly. As a therapist, I believe that all of my clients have strengths and the ability to find joy, work through pain, and engage in fulfilling relationships.
(402) 256-7923 View (402) 256-7923
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Karen E. Baumstark
Psychologist, PhD, CMHIMP, CTACC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144
You want to make changes in your life. You want to break out of the old patterns and problems that are holding you back. But you're not sure what to do. I can help you access and develop your inner and outer resources to create better relationships and a more satisfying life. With over 41 years experience as a counselor and therapist, I am an effective life-change partner for you. We will work together to understand the root causes of your problems, so you can make real, lasting, and significant changes in the aspects of your life that are making you unhappy.
You want to make changes in your life. You want to break out of the old patterns and problems that are holding you back. But you're not sure what to do. I can help you access and develop your inner and outer resources to create better relationships and a more satisfying life. With over 41 years experience as a counselor and therapist, I am an effective life-change partner for you. We will work together to understand the root causes of your problems, so you can make real, lasting, and significant changes in the aspects of your life that are making you unhappy.
(402) 881-0993 View (402) 881-0993
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Kim Brown
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, NCC
Verified
Omaha, NE 68137
Are you struggling with feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel like no one gets you? Do you have trouble making decisions for fear you will make a mistake? Are you struggling with your identity or afraid to talk to friends and family about it? If you are dealing with any of these issues or are dealing with depression, anxiety or just are in the midst of a life event, I am here to work collaboratively with you to address the concerns and obstacles holding you back from being your authentic self and living your truth. I have been a therapist for over 34 years and have a background in both mental health and substance abuse.
Are you struggling with feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel like no one gets you? Do you have trouble making decisions for fear you will make a mistake? Are you struggling with your identity or afraid to talk to friends and family about it? If you are dealing with any of these issues or are dealing with depression, anxiety or just are in the midst of a life event, I am here to work collaboratively with you to address the concerns and obstacles holding you back from being your authentic self and living your truth. I have been a therapist for over 34 years and have a background in both mental health and substance abuse.
(531) 214-1054 View (531) 214-1054
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Ukiah Morgan Rouse Gayley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHP, LPC
Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
I truly enjoy working with people who are looking to excel in life, who are struggling to manage their emotions healthily, trauma survivors, teenagers (13+), pastors, marriages, and anybody looking for a safe place to work through life. I tend to have a direct and caring approach to counseling, and I mainly want to explore and find truth with my clients. I find that I work best with people who are willing to be a partner in the therapeutic process and can handle some bluntness about what is going on in their life.
I truly enjoy working with people who are looking to excel in life, who are struggling to manage their emotions healthily, trauma survivors, teenagers (13+), pastors, marriages, and anybody looking for a safe place to work through life. I tend to have a direct and caring approach to counseling, and I mainly want to explore and find truth with my clients. I find that I work best with people who are willing to be a partner in the therapeutic process and can handle some bluntness about what is going on in their life.
(531) 214-1482 View (531) 214-1482
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Karen Hernandez
Counselor, MSW, MPA, PCMSW, PLMHP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144
Life itself can be a challenge and there comes a time when you might need extra help don’t be afraid to ask for help. As a therapist, I provide a safe environment where you feel heard without judgment in order to explore what is blocking you from achieving your goals and having a fulfilling life.During these times of worldwide pandemics, questions may be resonating about aspects of life that aren't always reflected upon. I'm here to listen and navigate difficult situations along with you. I am bilingual in both English and Spanish and I provide therapy in Spanish and English. As a therapist I provide culturally sensitive therapy to
Life itself can be a challenge and there comes a time when you might need extra help don’t be afraid to ask for help. As a therapist, I provide a safe environment where you feel heard without judgment in order to explore what is blocking you from achieving your goals and having a fulfilling life.During these times of worldwide pandemics, questions may be resonating about aspects of life that aren't always reflected upon. I'm here to listen and navigate difficult situations along with you. I am bilingual in both English and Spanish and I provide therapy in Spanish and English. As a therapist I provide culturally sensitive therapy to
(402) 674-4505 View (402) 674-4505
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Dr. Anne Conroy
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68130
Life is hard sometimes, and it is an act of bravery to reach out to someone when you are struggling. It is one of the great honors of my life to be present with someone as they work through really difficult moments in life, helping them find (or remember) what makes them resilient and capable, and helping them find (or remember) what makes life beautiful and worth living.
Life is hard sometimes, and it is an act of bravery to reach out to someone when you are struggling. It is one of the great honors of my life to be present with someone as they work through really difficult moments in life, helping them find (or remember) what makes them resilient and capable, and helping them find (or remember) what makes life beautiful and worth living.
(402) 645-4852 View (402) 645-4852
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Diana M Shaw
Counselor, LIMHP, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68114
My practice primarily centers around individuals suffering from anxiety. This can be children struggling to manage changes in their lives, teens overwhelmed with the pressure they are experiencing, or adults struggling to balance responsibilities. I see a fair amount of children with ADHD diagnoses and have worked effectively in utilizing behavioral strategies to aid in symptomology, as well as balancing therapeutic skills with medication. I am trained in trauma and attachment and see children, teens, and adults struggling with these issues. As a trained play therapist, I employ aspects of play therapy with all clients.
My practice primarily centers around individuals suffering from anxiety. This can be children struggling to manage changes in their lives, teens overwhelmed with the pressure they are experiencing, or adults struggling to balance responsibilities. I see a fair amount of children with ADHD diagnoses and have worked effectively in utilizing behavioral strategies to aid in symptomology, as well as balancing therapeutic skills with medication. I am trained in trauma and attachment and see children, teens, and adults struggling with these issues. As a trained play therapist, I employ aspects of play therapy with all clients.
(531) 202-3810 View (531) 202-3810
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Peggy Lynn Deaver
Licensed Professional Counselor, LIMHP, LPC, NCC
Verified
Omaha, NE 68114  (Online Only)
How often do we remain stuck in the same patterns that result in continued frustration, discouragement, and overwhelm? We may have tried over and over, to stick to a "better lifestyle plan" and yet continue to stay stuck. I see you. I recognize the difficulty in taking steps forward, while still experiencing the doubts and struggles, of living with a mental health condition. I believe we all have the power to heal ourselves. It doesn't matter what struggles we face, our mind and our body intuitively know what is best for us, in our healing journey. If given the chance, it is possible to evolve into that which we were created.
How often do we remain stuck in the same patterns that result in continued frustration, discouragement, and overwhelm? We may have tried over and over, to stick to a "better lifestyle plan" and yet continue to stay stuck. I see you. I recognize the difficulty in taking steps forward, while still experiencing the doubts and struggles, of living with a mental health condition. I believe we all have the power to heal ourselves. It doesn't matter what struggles we face, our mind and our body intuitively know what is best for us, in our healing journey. If given the chance, it is possible to evolve into that which we were created.
(402) 243-6119 View (402) 243-6119
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Allison M Harlow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68124
Dr. Harlow offers a genuine approach in a warm, supportive atmosphere to help clients gain insight, make lasting changes, and improve their quality of life. People often seek therapy when their life is out of balance, when they are hurting, or when old solutions no longer work. I consider it a great privilege to accompany clients in their personal journey as they navigate the process of change.
Dr. Harlow offers a genuine approach in a warm, supportive atmosphere to help clients gain insight, make lasting changes, and improve their quality of life. People often seek therapy when their life is out of balance, when they are hurting, or when old solutions no longer work. I consider it a great privilege to accompany clients in their personal journey as they navigate the process of change.
(402) 385-7513 View (402) 385-7513
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Hillary Rehm Chaney
Independent Mental Health Practitioner, LIMHP, MS, LPC
Verified
Omaha, NE 68118
It's a beautiful day, can you enjoy it? I bet you are seeking a therapist because there is something getting in the way of completely enjoying this thing called life. I know it is a little intimidating to reach out for someone to talk with, but you have taken the first step and I am ready to talk when you are.
It's a beautiful day, can you enjoy it? I bet you are seeking a therapist because there is something getting in the way of completely enjoying this thing called life. I know it is a little intimidating to reach out for someone to talk with, but you have taken the first step and I am ready to talk when you are.
(402) 253-0687 View (402) 253-0687
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111 FREE, INC
Independent Mental Health Practitioner, LCPC, LIMHP, LADC
Verified
Omaha, NE 68105
111 Free, Inc embraces the philosophy that many individuals find that they have slipped into a “dark hole” of negative thinking. They are in need of assistance with changing their mindset and regaining control of their “whole self.” In other words, people are living in a dark basement in life when they can be living on the rooftop of life where there is light and positive thinking. Hence, they need to literally use "steps" to get from the basement to the rooftop in which 111 Free, Inc will provide and guide them through this process. That way, people are able to live their "best life" with peace of mind!
111 Free, Inc embraces the philosophy that many individuals find that they have slipped into a “dark hole” of negative thinking. They are in need of assistance with changing their mindset and regaining control of their “whole self.” In other words, people are living in a dark basement in life when they can be living on the rooftop of life where there is light and positive thinking. Hence, they need to literally use "steps" to get from the basement to the rooftop in which 111 Free, Inc will provide and guide them through this process. That way, people are able to live their "best life" with peace of mind!
(402) 874-4111 View (402) 874-4111
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Christian J Hoeger
Counselor, MA, MEd, LMHP
Verified
Omaha, NE 68132  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Seeking a better state of mental health is a fundamentally hopeful endeavor. I firmly believe that every person has the internal capacity for change and I hope to help each person to turn that hope into progress.
Seeking a better state of mental health is a fundamentally hopeful endeavor. I firmly believe that every person has the internal capacity for change and I hope to help each person to turn that hope into progress.
(531) 208-1654 View (531) 208-1654
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Caitlin Embke
Counselor, PLMHP, PLADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144
Asking for help is not easy for many of us. Reaching out to a therapist can feel like admitting defeat. I believe, however, that it can be one of the bravest things you can do! Whatever difficulty you are walking through, whether it be grief, trauma, shame or guilt you are worth the time and effort of walking towards peace and healing. If you feel weighed down with life and would like help processing and moving forward, I would like to help.
Asking for help is not easy for many of us. Reaching out to a therapist can feel like admitting defeat. I believe, however, that it can be one of the bravest things you can do! Whatever difficulty you are walking through, whether it be grief, trauma, shame or guilt you are worth the time and effort of walking towards peace and healing. If you feel weighed down with life and would like help processing and moving forward, I would like to help.
(402) 538-8701 View (402) 538-8701
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Ben Higgins
Counselor, PLMHP, MS, NCC
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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Danielle Kempkes
Counselor, MA, PLMHP
Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
In our journey through life, we may be faced with times that leave us feeling stuck or in need of help to follow our desired paths. Despite our best efforts, we all may struggle to heal or make changes within ourselves. Whether it be anxiety, depression, stress at work, problems in relationships, or unhealthy cycles, life can become overwhelming for all of us at times. Asking for guidance is not a weakness, it is a strength! We all have the capacity to change, grow, and heal from traumas or other difficulties we may face.
In our journey through life, we may be faced with times that leave us feeling stuck or in need of help to follow our desired paths. Despite our best efforts, we all may struggle to heal or make changes within ourselves. Whether it be anxiety, depression, stress at work, problems in relationships, or unhealthy cycles, life can become overwhelming for all of us at times. Asking for guidance is not a weakness, it is a strength! We all have the capacity to change, grow, and heal from traumas or other difficulties we may face.
(402) 744-6295 View (402) 744-6295

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Emotionally Focused Therapists

Who is emotionally focused therapy for?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is for couples who are emotionally distressed, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship pattern or feeling deeply alienated. They may even believe the relationship is beyond repair. Very often, the partners display intense anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal in the relationship. In addition, EFT is helpful to couples and individuals who have difficulty expressing emotions and those who have trouble regulating emotions.

Why do people need emotionally focused therapy?

People need emotionally focused therapy because the need for others is built into the brain, but the pressures of daily life can erode feelings of love, and couples often do not have the skills to find their way back to the comfort of each other. Instead, they may be stuck in repetitive patterns of anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal. Emotionally focused therapy regards such strong negative feelings as expressions of protest over the loss of connection and turns them into pathways of reconnection.

What happens in emotionally focused therapy?

Over the course of eight to 20 weekly sessions, couples de-escalate their negative emotional reactivity to one another so that they can listen to each other and be responsive to each other’s needs. Then the deep emotional and physical bond is restored, giving partners a sense of comfort and security, which they can use to solve whatever problems come their way. The therapist plays an active role, helping partners understand how anger and withdrawal are actually misguided cries for connection.

What problems does emotionally focused therapy treat?

EFT is designed to help couples stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns regain closeness and rebuild their relationship. Typically, such couples experience considerable distress, with partners feeling alienated and distrustful of one another, not certain their relationship can survive. EFT is also helpful to individuals experiencing attachment-related fears of loss; it helps them learn to use their fears as a way of eliciting the closeness they desire.