When I worked as a child protective services worker, I saw countless children/families who had survived very difficult circumstances, time and time again! I realized that I wanted to be there to provide additional support to people during those circumstances, and to help in the aftermath. It eventually led me to the decision to go back to school to earn my Master’s degree in Counseling. While working on my degree, I was employed with a skilled nursing facility in a social work capacity. I worked with people struggling with depression, end-of-life issues, grief/loss, and helped to address family problems that arose. I have worked as a licensed therapist since 2009, initially with children and adolescents in foster care, as well as their foster families, and then within the correctional system working with offenders. During my employment in corrections, I worked with people on an individual basis and co-facilitated many groups. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, chronic health problems, victim issues, and I even had opportunities to work with military veterans. The common thread I’ve noticed along my career path has been that I have never stopped seeing that incredible resilience that people have within them!
I have developed an expertise in working with the adult population on a variety of concerns and issues. I am skilled in working with those who struggle with anxiety and depression as a result of past traumatic experiences or current transitions and stressors. As a Level II trained EMDR clinician, I put my learned skills to work for clients who would like to learn ways to manage their emotions and behaviors due to past traumatic experiences. EMDR is a well-resarched therapeutic technique that is designed to assist people who have experienced a trauma feel more in control of their memories and how they impact them in daily life.
I also have a specialty working with those who struggle with substance abuse or dependence or have a loved one that does. Those who suffer with drug or alcohol abuse often have much more to their story than what meets the eye. I provide outpatient sessions for those who are struggling with addiction or working on maintaining sobriety. I strive to help people with an addiction learn their triggers to abuse and identify positive coping mechanisms to assist with difficult times. Family members are also often impacted by their loved one’s addiction. Even if your loved one is not ready for treatment, it can still be beneficial for family members to seek out their own support and learn loving ways to implement boundaries with their family member.
has spent the last 2 ½ years at a general mental health clinic, and has had experience with a wide range of folks, including children, teens, adults, and the geriatric populations. She’s done individual work as well as with couples and families. She has been trained to be ready for many different client issues including ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, domestic violence, grief, self-harm, behavior issues, relationship issues, aging, and life stage issues. She has worked in the office setting, and has experience with in-home and the nursing home setting. She uses an empathetic cognitive behavioral approach, with elements of motivational interviewing, reality therapy, and solution focused therapy as needed by each individual person.
My counseling philosophy is simple, “To remain present with every client in every session.” To be true to this philosophy I conduct therapy through a person-centered approach, as an active listener, with empathy, and demonstrate an unconditional positive regard for each client.
I thoroughly enjoy working with young people experiencing a variety of issues; anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma, law violations, and relationship problems. Young adults are at a crossroads in life, and figuring out the best plan of action is difficult without these problems. The combination of typical developmental issues and mental health problems and daily functioning for the young adult and their family members can seem unbearable and exhausting. Life shouldn’t seem unbearable and exhausting. I help adolescents and their families find strength, courage, and resilience to bring meaning and joy back into life.
Deb is passionate about recognizing the impact of trauma in people’s lives. She is a certified trauma professional and brings that understanding to her therapy whether it is addressing over eating and food addictions, drug and alcohol abuse/dependence or recovering from health issues like depression, anxiety and other trauma related responses. Deb’s warm and supportive therapy style helps patients understand family patterns and make clear choices that break free from the same old patterns that keep so many people stuck whether it is in the weight loss yo-yo or fighting with substance addiction.
Tracy Prenosil, LIMHP, LCSW, and PLADC, works with a wide range of individuals; however, she is passionate about the mind-body connection. She brings evidenced based mental health practice to issues typically considered “physical” problems such as chronic pain, alcohol and drug dependency, diabetes, obesity, stroke, heart disease, fibromyalgia and other diagnoses that correlate with, and complicate, depression and anxiety. She has a wide range of experience including work for over 10 years with major mental health disorders at both Beatrice State Developmental Center and Lincoln Regional Center. She has also worked as a social worker at Bryan Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospitals. She has been in private practice since 2012.
is the center of AdultSpan Counseling’s Pediatric Behavioral Health Clinic and parenting training. She draws on skills from Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to help develop healthy boundaries and relationships within families. She also works with the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to help children and non-offending parents recover from traumatic experiences such as abuse, neglect, accidents, and injury. Anita has worked as a CASA volunteer, received training and supervision at Monroe Meyer UNMC and has worked with adults with intellectual disabilities at Beatrice State Developmental Center. She has been in private practice since 2012.
works with women to address issues with their relationships, reproductive health, trauma history, and emotional regulation. She draws on experience providing DBT, as well as other evidenced based practices to bring joy, fulfillment and health to her clients. Kim does testing with children and adults who have disabilities as well as experience that includes working with adults with intellectual disabilities and personality disorders at Beatrice State Developmental Center and women with personality disorders and major mental health disorders at Lincoln Regional Center. She has been in private practice throughout that time.
passionately believes that men respond to therapy when they realize that things can be different. Therapy is about change – it is about doing more of what works, and less of what does not. Kipp helps men realize their best in relationships, work, family and mental health. Kipp also works with issues such as anger management and sexual behavior.
Kipp has experience working mental health needs for people with intellectual disabilities, offender histories, major mental health disorders including depression, anxiety and thought disorders. He has experience working as a therapist at the Lincoln Regional Center and has been in private practice since 2008.