Affinity Community Counseling provides outpatient mental health services that enhance an individual's social, psychological, emotional and intellectual well being in order to support them in achieving their quality of life goals.
Our clinical team provides a wide range of services including individual, family and couples therapy. Members of the clinical team have a diverse background in supporting children, adolescents, adults, and families in meeting their mental health needs. Areas of focus are often anxiety; anger; depression; grief; school or work related issues; behavioral concerns; family concerns; parenting skills; and relationship issues. Our therapeutic methods include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Behavior Modification. All of our clinicians are also Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) trained and utilize DBT strategies as needed.
Our experience and education has allowed us to develop a special focus in developing services for those with more disabling mental illness with concurrent intellectual/developmental disability diagnoses.
Our outpatient therapy services are overseen by an independently licensed mental health practitioner (LIMHP) and our therapists are all fully licensed mental health practitioners (LMHP) with decades of experience in the mental health and intellectual/developmental disability field.
Our therapists have a true passion for supporting others in reaching their quality of life goals. Their experience, advocacy, and forward thinking approach to identifying and implementing solutions to mental health challenges positions Affinity Community Counseling on the leading edge of mental health consultation, support, and therapy.
Who We Are
Jennifer is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner. She grew up in the Air Force and lived in the US and Europe. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Eastern Nazarene College in Massachusetts and her Master's degree in Counseling from Doane College in Nebraska. She has nineteen years’ experience in the human services field, and four years’ experience with therapy. Jennifer specializes in grief therapy, developmental/intellectual disabilities and borderline personality disorder; among others. Her interests include spending time with her family and friends, missions trips, and learning more about how the brain works. She is passionate about helping people and showing everyone that there is always hope! Jennifer is a member of the American Counseling Association, Member of the American Psychological Association, Board member at Connecting Pointe Church of the Nazarene.
Melissa is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Sociology/Psychology in 2004 from Wayne State College in Wayne, NE. Melissa continued her education at Wayne State to graduate with her Masters in Science and Education in 2006 with a specified focus in Community Counseling from. Melissa has worked in the mental health field in Lancaster County for the last 9 years and served as both therapist and case manager. Melissa specializes in working with people with dual diagnosis of mental health and intellectual disabilities. Melissa enjoys and has done extensive work with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders and placed on the Autism Spectrum. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. Melissa has a passion for training and guiding others through the knowledge of insight.
Jessie is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. She is a graduate of Bellevue University where she completed her undergraduate studies and Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling. Jessie did her internship as a Substance Abuse Counselor, a co-leader in therapy groups, and taught Psycho-educational classes. She currently works with clients from diverse backgrounds and approaches therapy from a Holistic perspective to aid clients in achieving a sense of wholeness physically and mentally. Jessie has experience working with individuals as well as couples. She spends her free time working with the youth at her church and hanging out with family. She enjoys praying, shopping, traveling and an ice-cold Pepsi from time to time. Jessie is passionate about helping others to lead fulfilling meaningful lives.
Julia is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Human Relations in 2004 from Doane College in Crete, NE. Julia continued her education at Doane to graduate with her Masters in Counseling in 2011. Julia has worked in the mental health and human services field as a therapist and Behavioral Specialist for over 20 years. Julia has worked with individuals from all walks of life, and has extensive experience with severe and persistent mental illness, criminal forensics, group therapy, families and couples, intellectual disabilities, and neurological trauma. Outside of work, Julia enjoys spending time with her large family, her pets, and horticulture.
Tiffany is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. She is from Rapid City, SD and has lived in Lincoln since December 2014 with her husband. She graduated from South Dakota State University in 2013 with a BS in Psychology and in 2015 with a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Tiffany specializes in eating disorders and clinical mental health needs. Grief counseling is what sparked Tiffany’s interest in counseling and has a special passion for the field.
Abby is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner.
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Michaella is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. She has experience working with mental health issues such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, behaviors, and marriage and family. She has a passion for supporting people in developing positive coping skills to regulate emotions, address mental health issues, and help them navigate into an empowering life.
Shae is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. She has a background working with individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal issues. Her passion is working with individuals who struggle with a variety of relational issues such as intimate partner violence, boundary issues, and communication skills. Her goal as a mental health practitioner is to create a non-judgemental environment and to meet individuals where they are at in life.
Petrina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
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