Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling Omaha

Mental Health Services

Blue Sky Counseling offers specialized mental health counseling for adults in Omaha, Nebraska, and surrounding areas. Feeling like you don’t have control over your mood or your surroundings can be a scary feeling. Uncertainty lurking around every corner, waves of shame, and constant dread – We understand what anxiety and depression feel like. We are here for you.

If you or a loved one are suffering from mental health problems/mental illness, know you are not alone. Blue Sky Counseling provides a safe space for anyone who may be experiencing or suffering from a vast spectrum of mental health challenges.

Common Mental Health Challenges

We understand that mental health challenges vary depending on the person. Challenges might include but are not limited to:

  • Behavioral health problems
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Loss
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Life transitions

As a certified mental health professional, I adapt to you individually. Depending on your needs, I work with you to create the best mental health treatment plan. I believe strongly in applying holistic-based practices and perspectives addressing your whole person not just the bits and pieces of you.

What are the Warning Signs of Mental Illness?

Recognizing the warning signs of mental illness is crucial for early intervention and seeking appropriate support. Friends and family members play a vital role in identifying warning signs of mental illness including:

  • Withdrawal from social activities
  • Disrupted sleeping habits
  • Increased worrying or fear
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Use of substances like alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism

Remember, reaching out for help is a sign of strength and courage.

Anxiety Counseling Omaha, NE

Anxiety is a common mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of fear, worry, and unease. It can manifest in various ways, affecting individuals both mentally and physically. Anxiety often goes beyond everyday stress, leading to significant impairment in daily functioning. With a guiding hand, we are all capable of making a positive change.

Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbances

Types of Anxiety

Anxiety disorders encompass a range of conditions that can be addressed through counseling. Some common types of anxiety include:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Generalized anxiety disorder involves excessive worry and apprehension about various aspects of life.
  • Panic Disorder: Panic disorder is characterized by recurrent panic attacks.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD): Social anxiety disorder causes intense fear and discomfort in social situations.
  • Specific Phobias: This type of anxiety disorder is marked by an irrational fear of specific objects or situations.
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder: Separation anxiety disorder typically affects children and involves excessive distress when separated from a primary caregiver.

Anxiety Treatment Options

When it comes to treating anxiety, counseling plays a vital role in helping individuals manage their symptoms and develop effective coping skills. One widely used type of therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which focuses on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to anxiety.

CBT often incorporates relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation, to help reduce anxiety. For specific phobias and social anxiety disorders, exposure therapy is often employed, gradually exposing individuals to their fears in a safe and controlled manner to reduce anxiety responses.

Best Mental Health Counselor in Omaha, NE

I use an eclectic approach to treat mental health issues as well as transitions in life. As a licensed professional counselor I use evidence-based treatments such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help ground and regulate clients. I tend to move forward with Existential philosophies to help an individual explore meaning and purpose. As a result, this helps individuals begin to take power over their own lives knowing they have control over their choices and actions.

Client Focus

  • Adults
  • Individuals

Areas of Practice

  • Adjustment/Transition
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Families
  • Boundary Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Harm Reduction
  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • Trauma

Confidentiality and Privacy

I understand the importance of confidentiality and respect for your privacy. I am committed to providing a safe and secure environment where you can freely express yourself without fear of judgment or unauthorized disclosure of your personal information. I uphold strict ethical standards and comply with all applicable laws and regulations to ensure your confidentiality.

Your confidentiality and privacy are of utmost importance to me, and I am dedicated to maintaining the trust you place in me.