Rob Runion, M.S.E., MBA, LIMHP

Full-Time Therapist

Phone: 402-631-9360

Education: Master’s of Science in Education specializing in Agency-Based Counseling, Master’s of Business Administration. Bachelor’s in Human Service Counseling. All from Wayne State College.

Experience: Rob has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and businesses in community based agencies, schools, small businesses, large corporations, intensive outpatient programs, treatment day programs, and group homes.

Expertise areas: PCIT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Marital Issues, Parenting Skills, Anger Management, Adjustment Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, Christian Counseling, and others.

Insurance panels: Self-Pay, BCBS, Medicaid, Magellan, Aetna, Midlands Choice, Well Care, Nebraska Total Care, UHC Optum and others.

Laurie Crayne LMHP

Full-Time Therapist

Phone: 531-333-0654


Education: MS from University of Bellevue in Health and Human Services.

Experience: Worked at the Behaven program for 10 years before joining the staff at A Better Way Therapy in 2012.

Expertise: Laurie works well with autistic, out of control children, victims of abuse, anxiety, depression, anger management, Children to adults. Laurie has done a great job building relationships with clients and has a good sense of humor.

Insurance Panels: Medicaid, Well Care, Nebraska Total Care, UHC Optum, Blue cross Blue Shield, Midlands Choice, Aetna and others. Also accepts Self pay.

Carole Nelson LIMHP

Part-Time Therapist

Phone: 402-208-7679

Experience: Carole has over 20 years’ experience working with adolescents in school settings and in foster care. She also has 10 years’ experience with providing in-home therapy services to families in crisis.

Expertise areas: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety/ Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills for Borderline Personality Disorder, Mood Disorders, works with Developmental Disabilities, Christian counselor

Insurance panels: Self-Pay, BCBS, Aetna, Midlands Choice, Medicaid, Well Care, Nebraska Total Care, UHC Optum and others.

Dr. Jennifer Brendle


Education: Dr. Brendle got her Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota.

Experience: Over ten years of experience.

Expertise areas: General Psychological Evaluations & Diagnostic Interview Exams. She will go to lock up facilities (such as DCYC) to do psychological evaluations as well. Dr. Brendle supervises the therapists that work with A Better Way Therapy only.

Bruce Hugunin LIMHP, LADC

Executive Director, Full-Time Therapist

Phone: 402-813-2235

Education: MA from the University of Kansas. BA From Buena Vista College

Experience: Before starting A Better Way Therapy, Bruce was a Director for outpatient services at a behavioral health company in Omaha and also worked for several places including Boys Town and Alegent Health Hospital.

Expertise areas: Bruce works with all types of clients. His major areas of focus include anger management, Marriage counseling and alcohol and drug issues

Insurance panels: Self-Pay, BC/BS’s Blue Classic & Blue Preferred, Midlands Choice, Aetna, Cigna, Well Care, Nebraska Total Care, UHC Optum and Teamcare. Bruce is also credentialed by Medicaid.