Counseling Services



Counseling Services For Help And Hope With:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Use Evaluations and/or Problems
  • Trauma
  • Family or Relationship Problems
  • TAC (Training for Adoption Competency Therapy) – Adoption Issues

Individual, group and family counseling are available


Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

A Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), is a therapist who has demonstrated knowledge of the following principles at a professional level: awareness and understanding of major research and evidence based treatment interventions; “active ingredients” in healing traumatic stress; knowledge of prominent clinical assessment tools; safety and stabilization techniques; and remembrance and mourning. This therapist is able to understand trauma and is on the cutting edge of trauma training. Resiliency coaching and tools are utilizing for effective treatments for clients dealing with traumatic issues in their lives.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches.  EMDR focuses therapy to process completely the experiences that are causing problems, and to include new ones that are needed for full health. EMDR has a three pronged protocol (1-past memories, 2-present disturbance, 3-future actions), and target’s processing what is needed to alleviate the symptoms and address the complete clinical picture for the client. The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy and useful behaviors and interactions.

Weekly Outpatient Groups

  • Stage of Change Group (for Substance Use)
  • Outpatient Recovery Group (Helping Men & Women Recover/Relapse Prevention Group)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group (DBT – Women’s’ Mental Health and Relationship Recovery)
  • Seeking Safety Group (Substance Use and Trauma)

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) For Substance Use Disorders

Providing a structured treatment in the community to receive help while remaining at home and work

  • 3 groups per week (3 hours per group)
  • 1 individual or family session weekly
  • Gender specific groups to address men’s and women’s issues
  • Primarily for Adults (under age 19 are assessed)
  • Relapse Prevention planning and Aftercare support

How Do I Get Services?

Each Outpatient service has “same day access” for new clients, available at the following times:

Kearney Office:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am-12:30pm & Wednesdays from 12:00pm-3:00pm

Hastings Office:

Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, or Thursday from 9 AM to 12 PM

Services are available in Holdrege each week on Tuesdays.  Contact Kearney office for details

Services may be available at home (via internet telecommunications) for those who meet certain criteria.  Please contact the Hastings or Kearney office for details.

What to Expect

At the first session you will:

  • Meet with an Engagement Specialist to fill out forms.
  • Complete a screening tool to gather more information about your concerns.
  • If you are coming in for a substance use evaluation, there will be additional testing.
  • Intake interview with a therapist
  • Begin to establish your goals.
  • The entire process will take a minimum of 2 hours.

What Are My Options For Paying For Services?

Everyone qualifies, regardless of age. If you do not have insurance or Medicaid, we are able to serve you based on your income, expenses and family size at a reduced rate. Cash, Credit and Debit cards are accepted.

If You Want To Return, What Happens Next?

After your initial assessment, you’ll be able to schedule a 2nd appointment to begin ongoing counseling, typically within 10-15 days.

If You Need A Substance Use Evaluation

  • You must come in more than 2 weeks before your court date.
  • Overall process is same as for all new clients.  (How Do I Get Services?).  However, due to the additional testing necessary for Substance Evaluations, the entire process requires a minimum of 3 hours.
  • The therapist will review their recommendations with you, and if this is court-ordered, those recommendations will be sent to your referral source.
  • The recommended options may be: Substance awareness class, Outpatient Services, Intensive Outpatient or Residential Treatment.