Sep Khalili-Tari, PLMHP

Email: skhalilitari@gmail.com

Phone: (call or text) (402) 431-2066

Education: Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Experience: Sep has worked at Boys Town Residential Treatment Center with adolescents with behavioral concerns, history of trauma, depression, and anxiety. Sep has also worked at OMNI Behavioral Health with adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as at Community Alliance with adults with severe mental disorders and co-occurring disorders.

Expertise: Sep works with individuals of various ages, backgrounds, and mental health concerns and is always open to adjusting his treatment approach to best assist clients with their goals. Issues that Sep can help with include but are not limited to: Depression, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety, Stress Management, Communication issues, PTSD, Addictions, Grief, Family Therapy, and Couples Therapy.

Insurance panels: Self-pay, BCBS, and Medicaid(Nebraska Total Care, Optum (UHC), Wellcare)

Kara Abbott, MS PLMHP, PLADC

Full-Time Therapist

Phone: 402-708-9389
Email: Kara_Brooke@hotmail.com

Education: Graduated from Bellevue University in clinical counseling Master’s of Science.

Experience: Kara worked as a probation officer prior to becoming a therapist. She works well with all ages. Kara does well building healthy therapeutic relationships with her clients.

Expertise: Marital or couples counseling, ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Adoption/Attachment Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Child Abuse, Addictions, Codependency, Eating Disorders, Family Therapy, Grief Counseling, Learning Disabilities, Major Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Panic Disorders, Parenting Issues, PTSD, Separation/Divorce, Sexual Abuse, Sleep Disorders, and Stress Management.

Insurance panels: Self-Pay, BCBS, Medicaid, UHC Optum through Medicaid, Wellcare & NE Total Care.

Sergio Palomo LIMHP

Full-Time Therapist

Phone: 402-709-1496

Email: Sergiopalomo1@ymail.com

Education: Received Masters of Science in Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Experience: Sergio has worked at several mental health agencies in the Omaha area including Boys Town National Research Hospital, and Munroe-Meyer Institute. Sergio has been working in the mental health field for a decade and has vast experience with young children, adolescent, Developmentally and Intellectually disabled, and adult individual therapy.

Expertise: Behaviors disorders in pediatric and adolescent children, Developmentally Disabled, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Conduct Disorders, Mood Disorders, Parenting Issues, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, and Crisis Management. Also works with adults with the above issues. Soon will be approved to do CD evaluations.

Sergio speaks a little Spanish, but is not fluent.

Insurance panels: BCBS, UHC, Aetna Medicaid, Wellcare, NE. Total care, and Cash Pay.

Pete Myhr LIMHP

Full-Time Therapist

Phone: 402-679-7189
Email: pmyhrabw@gmail.com

Education: MA from the University of NE at Omaha

Experience: Pete has over 10 years of experience in the counseling field. He works well with both adults and adolescents. He has worked on his own as a therapist for many years before joining us full-time. He also has several years working as a counselor at a high school.

Expertise areas: ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Anger Management, Behavior Disorders in Adolescents, Crisis Intervention, Family Therapy, Major Depression, Mood Disorders, and Parenting Issues.

Insurance panels: BCBS, Aetna, Medicaid, Well Care, Nebraska Total Care, UHC Optum and various others. Pete also accepts private pay clients.

Laura Gregory PLMHP

Full-Time Therapist

Phone: 402-301-3966
Email: lauralgregory@gmail.com

Education: Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University, Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Science from Bellevue University, Associate of Applied Science in Occupation Therapy Assisting.

Experience: Laura worked for five years as a Social Service Worker for the Department of Health and Human Services prior to becoming a Therapist. Laura has also worked as an Employment Specialist in a Behavioral Health Employment Program. She works well with children, adolescents, and adults. Laura is a Board Member and active volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Expertise areas: Anxiety Disorder, ADHD, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Panic Disorder, Parenting Issues, Marriage/Couples Counseling, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Separation/Divorce, Bipolar Disorder, Stress Management, Abuse/Neglect, Career Issues, Play Therapy, and Family Therapy.

Insurance panels: Self-Pay, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Well Care, Nebraska Total Care, UHC Optum, Medicaid

Yvonne Schlueter-Promes, M.S.E. CPC – LIMHP

Full-Time Therapist

Phone: 402-677-9551
Email: promes@cox.net

Education: Master’s of Science in Education specializing in Agency-Based Counseling from Wayne State College Experience: Yvonne worked for Boys Town for 16 years and at Behaven part time as a therapist. Yvonne has 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families in crisis. Yvonne has worked in adoption centers, domestic violence agencies, foster care agencies, hospitals, in-home therapy services, shelters, and schools.

Expertise: ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Adoption/Attachment Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Bipolar Issues, Child Abuse, Chronic Illnesses, Codependency, Conduct Disorders, Couples Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Career Issues, Eating Disorders, Family Therapy, Grief Counseling, Impulse Control Disorder, Infertility Issues, Learning Disabilities, Major Depression, Marital Therapy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Panic Disorders, Parenting Issues, Postpartum Depression, PTSD, Separation/Divorce, Sexual Abuse, Sleep Disorders, and Stress Management.

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

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

Full-Time Therapist

Phone: 402-631-9360
Email: rob_runion@outlook.com

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: 402-850-5329

Email: laurie.crayne@gmail.com

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 LMHP

Part-Time Therapist

Phone: 402-208-7679
Email: canelson626@yahoo.com

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

Email: jennifer_brendle@cox.net

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.