Chandra Petersen LIMHP LADC CHt is an independently Licensed Mental Health and Addictions Therapist and certified Hypnotherapist. She works with those members of our community who suffer from past or current traumas, including all abuses and domestic violence, PTSD and Grief. She also works with military members and their families, individuals with acute depression, anxiety, ADHD, LGBTQ issues, eating disorders, and addictions.
Specialties and additional training: Trauma focused therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure therapy, Cognitive Processing, EMDR and hypnotherapy, She has also been certified to facilitate grief groups at Grief’s Journey in Omaha NE. She is certified as a Crisis Care Responder and CISM trained. She was on the critical incident team as a behavioral health responder for the Medical Reserve Team. She is a licensed Drug and Alcohol counselor and is on the Nebraska approved provider list. She is a certified hypnotherapist.
Age range: Middle school through adult
Session Format: Individual, Family, in office or telehealth available.
Treatment styles: CBT, TF-CBT for children and teens, DBT, EMDR, Client Centered Therapy, Evidence based addictions therapy and hypnotherapy.
Education: Chandra received her MS in Community Counseling and her BA in Psychology from University Of Nebraska-Omaha. She has worked in the Blair and surrounding community for since 2004.
Licenses: Independently Licensed Mental Health counselor and Addictions Therapist in Nebraska and Iowa.
“My wish for everyone is to find their voice and the courage to use it"
Karen Foxx LADC is an independently Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is excited to bring her 20 years’ experience and knowledge in the field of substance use to Blair, NE. She has worked in the non-profit sector for many years providing counseling and intensive case management services for adults and families impacted by substance use disorders.
She works with teenagers, young adults, adults, and families to help them overcome feelings of hopelessness and anxiety, deal with their substance use and addiction problems and learn ways to cope with life on life terms. She feels a deep appreciation for every opportunity to engage the clients she serves with dignity and respect, believing - perhaps the only gratification that can come from suffering is to learn from it and try to transform it into something that can help others.
Specialties and additional training: Trauma focused therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, stress management, increasing self-worth, coping skills, AOD education, incorporation of mindfulness, and 12 step work.
She is a licensed Drug and Alcohol counselor and is on the Nebraska approved provider list.
Age range: Teenager through adult
Session Format: Outpatient treatment, Individual, Group, Family, in office or telehealth available.
Treatment styles: CBT, Client Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Transitional Analysis, Evidence based addictions therapy.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science from Bellevue University. She has worked in the Omaha and surrounding community since 2000.
Licenses: Independently Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counseling in Nebraska.
Bella has been on staff since summer 2018. She began her life as a street cat in and out of the shelter. She has won the heart of many members of the community as they pass by her while she suns herself in the window as well as provides comfort those when they need a soft belly to pet or safe soul to weep with.
Animal-assisted therapy improves client’s mental, physical, social and emotional functioning with the aid of animals. Depending on the needs of the patient, many different animals can be used in therapy, including horses (also called equine-assisted therapy), dogs (also called canine-assisted therapy), dolphins, llamas, rabbits and other animals.