Counseling in Omaha, NE. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Omaha, Nebraska will help you make the changes you want.


Steve Brownrigg, NCC, LADC, LMHP

Steve Brownrigg, NCC, LADC, LMHP

Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

7602 Pacific St., Suite 304, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 | 402-510-1754

Steve Brownrigg specializes in the coordinated treatment of Adults with Co-Ocurring Disorders, including Substance Abuse/Dependence, Mental Health Issues and Childhood and other Traumas. Steve is Certified in EMDR by EMDRIA for his subspecialty of Trauma Resolution.

Tara Thomsen, MS, LIMHP,CPC

Tara Thomsen, MS, LIMHP,CPC

Licensed Independent Mental Health Professional

11060 Oak Street #2, Omaha, Nebraska 68144 | 402-933-8998

Each person is unique,and deserves to be treated as an individual. I believe in providing support and acceptance to assist you in feeling safe sharing problems.

Grace University

825 Dorcas St, Omaha, Nebraska

Mission: To assist individuals, couples, and families with processing the challenges they face in life from a Judeo-Christian Worldview. The Grace University Counseling Center is a place of holistic healing where Christian counselors look at all areas of your life and the struggles you face to determine a comprehensive plan to resolve or manage your life’s issues.


Fee: $20 (this is for anyone who is a non-Grace student)
The link above will take you to our website which gives more details about the counseling center.

Scott Panning, MA, PLMHP

Scott Panning, MA, PLMHP

Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Professional

13906 Gold Circle Suite 202, Omaha, Nebraska 68116 | 402-932-6500

In therapy I want each person to experience freedom to be able to tell their story and show who they are without fear of judgement. We work together to create goals, taking into account not only issues that can be solved, but dreams that can be met.

Joan Elizabeth Fink-Arney, M.S., LMHP, LPC, NCC

Joan Elizabeth Fink-Arney, M.S., LMHP, LPC, NCC

Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

18021 Oak Street, Suite B, Omaha, Nebraska 68130 | 402-312-9847

The decision to seek therapeutic help is never an easy one. It often comes at a time when most people feel hopeless, vulnerable, frustrated and unable to cope without outside help and resources. I strive to provide my clients the tools to become their very best!

OMNI Behavioral Health

8715 Oak Street, Omaha, Nebraska

We provide comprehensive, individualized evaluation and treatment based on current scientific knowledge for individuals diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, or Binge Eating. We also work with individuals who wish to establish weight maintenance or weight loss regimens.

Dena Crosby, MS, LIMHP, LPC

Dena Crosby, MS, LIMHP, LPC

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner

9300 Underwood Avenue suite 240, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 | 402-915-2555

I would be privileged to help you problem solve current concerns, heal past wounds and improve your relationships and quality of life. I do this with kindness dignity and respect. You will find my office to be warm, welcoming and professional.

Brian Hofsommer, LIMFT

Brian Hofsommer, LIMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

9300 Underwood Avenue Ste 240, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 | 402-708-2348

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in relationship issues, family conflict, divorce recovery, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues. Feel free to call anytime if you have any questions about me or the counseling process.

Jennifer Francke, LIMHP, LPC, LADC

Jennifer Francke, LIMHP, LPC, LADC

Licensed Professional Counselor

11907 Arbor St., Suite G, Omaha, Nebraska 68144 | 402-319-3016

It’s often easier to tackle challenging situations when we feel supported, encouraged, valued and understood. Whatever challenges you may be facing, I want to help support you.


Related Sites:
City of Omaha
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Counseling Omaha Nebraska

Counseling Council Bluffs, Irvington, Elkhorn, La Vista, Papillon, Bellevue

Omaha is located within the state of Nebraska and proves to be family-friendly. This area has plenty to offer for families with children and teenagers of all ages, as well as for couples and singles. The Henry Doorly Zoo is absolutely perfect for your next family outing. Here you will be able to walk through a simulated jungle, enjoy IMAX films, obtain an educational experience from multiple exhibits, and much more.1 The Heartland of America Park is another ideal location to meet your entertainment needs. Walk along the river or take a tour in a boat with your family members. This location also offers concerts during the summer months. The Joslyn Art Museum has a highly impressive collection of creative works by those such as Monet and El Greco.

Mental Health in Omaha

Nebraska faces a serious shortage of qualified mental health care professionals, especially in rural areas. Of the state's 93 counties, 90 have negligible, if any, mental health providers.2 This means that Nebraska's rural residents do not have the accessible care they require and urban providers of behavioral health services, such as those in Omaha and Lincoln, are heavily burdened. With a significant percentage of the 91,000 Nebraska residents having a mental illness living in the Omaha area, access to care is better, but there still are not enough providers to meet the demand.3

The Kim Foundation, an Omaha-based non-profit agency, is committed to filling the gaps in the availability of quality mental health care in Nebraska. The Foundation is also driven to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Through innovative programs, education, outreach opportunities, and advocacy with local and state governments, the Kim Foundation is making mental health care more accessible and higher quality for Omaha residents. For more information about the Foundation, please call 402-891-6911.4

Current Education

Mental health counseling is a rewarding career that is in high demand in the Omaha area. Those interested in becoming a counselor can begin by obtaining a master's degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The department of counseling at the university offers both a Master of Arts and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling, with options in clinical mental health counseling, K-12 school counseling, and gerontology. The program is accredited by the American Counseling Association, as well as the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Further information about the program is available by calling 402-554-2727.5


References

1. Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. (2017). Exhibits. Retrieved from http://www.omahazoo.com/exhibits/
2. Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska. (2017). Mental Health Stats/Info. Retrieved from http://www.unmc.edu/bhecn/Mental_Health_Stats_Info.htm
3. Project Relate. (2016). Facts About Mental Illness. Retrieved from http://www.projectrelate.org/mental_illness_stats.html
4. The Kim Foundation. (2017). Home - The Kim Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.thekimfoundation.org/
5. University of Nebraska at Omaha. (2017). Department of Counseling. Retrieved from https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-education/counseling/

Omaha is located in Douglas County, Nebraska. It has a land area of 133.19 square miles and a water area of 3.52 square miles.  The population of Omaha is 443,885 people with 173,764 households and a median annual income of $49,896. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Omaha, NE

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Omaha, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Omaha may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Omaha public health department.