Get To Know Kindred

Claim your power, and bring along your full humanity.
Clear the way for others to do the same.
Because what our families,
our companies,
and the world needs
is nothing more–and nothing less–
than exactly who we are.

–Abby Wambach, Wolfpack

Come As You Are

Take some time to read about the psychologists and therapists who choose to work together at Kindred Psychology. We suggest making a list with some notes about the providers that seem especially well suited to your needs. (It’s a challenge to sift through all of those bios on Psychology Today to find the right companion for the therapeutic journey!) What stands out about different providers? What’s attractive about their practices? Who seems to align with your values?

Therapy is a collaborative process, so imagine working together with each person. Can you envision yourself sitting across from the provider in the office photos you see? Research tells us that the working relationship between therapist and client is a strong predictor of a positive outcome, so choose people who seem relatable to you. Perhaps give a call or send a message inquiring about the availability of those clinicians on your list. 

If you need help choosing, feel free to send a message to our Client Coordination Team. We know each other pretty well around here, and we enjoy making stellar matches between clinicians and clients!

Our Psychologists & Therapists

Camie Nitzel

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Courtney Yoachim

Courtney Yoachim

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Kathryn Nowlan

Kathryn Nowlan

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Jacob D. Lozier

Jacob Lozier

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Nicole Lozano

Nicole Lozano

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Rachel Oxley

Rachel Oxley

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Steph Engelbart

Steph Engelbart

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Britta Tollefsrud

Britta Tollfesrud

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Sara Searsy

Sara Searsy

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Max Johnson
Max Johnson

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Braden Foreman-BlackBraden Foreman-Black

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Peyton Davis-Schmit

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Matthew Steed

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Administration

Our Client Coordination Team is supervised by Courtney Leikam, MA, and is responsible for all things administrative when it comes to client care. Think of us as an extension of the therapeutic experience. We work with clients from initial outreach and throughout the treatment process, navigating schedules, answering questions, and providing resources. 

As part of the clinical training experience at Kindred Psychology, Clinical Interns are able to work alongside the Client Coordination Team to gain valuable insight into the administrative aspects of private practice. Currently, the CCT is joined by Max and Peyton, and we are so grateful to have them!

In need of a resource or recommendation for community care? Send us an email and we’ll be happy to help. 

Courtney Leikam

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What’s with all the different initials behind the names?

At Kindred Psychology, we come from a variety of academic backgrounds and hold different licenses and certifications. We have discovered our diverse backgrounds make us stronger team, as working together from a variety of vantage points ensures we don’t get stuck in group-think. All licensed practitioners in the State of Nebraska must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in their field, in combination with passage of a competency examination, accumulation of supervised hours, and staying current with Continuing Education hours. Here’s a handy guide to the initials represented among our clinicians:

Therapists and Staff:

BA: Bachelor of Arts: A person with a 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree.

BS: Bachelor of Science: A person with a 4-year Bachelor’s of Science degree.

BSW: Bachelor of Social Work: A person with a 4-year degree in Social Work. 

CPC: Certified Professional Counselor: A person with at least a Master’s degree who has passed an examination administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors.

CSW: Certified Social Worker: A person with a 4-year degree in social work who has also earned a Certified Social Worker licensure in Nebraska.

LMHP: Licensed Mental Health Practitioner: A person with a Masters degree who holds a license to practice as a mental health practitioner. Diagnoses and treats major mental illness/disorder only in consultation with a supervisor.

LIMHP: Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner: A person with Masters degree who holds a license to independently practice as a mental health practitioner. This clinician has conducted at least 1500 supervised hours providing services to persons with major mental illness/disorders.

MA: Master of Arts: A person who has earned a Master of Arts degree in their chosen field.

MCJ: Master of Clinical Justice: A person who has earned of Masters degree in Criminal Justice. 

MSW: Master of Social Work: A person who has earned a Masters degree in Social Work. 

PLMHP: Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner: A person with a Masters degree who is accumulating the 3000 supervised clinical hours needed to practice as an LMHP.

LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker: A person with a Masters degree who holds a license to practice as a clinical social worker. Diagnoses and treats major mental illness/disorder only in consultation with a supervisor.

LICSW: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker: A person with a Master of Social Work degree in who holds a licensed to practice independently as a clinical social worker. This clinician has conducted at least 1500 supervised hours providing services to persons with major mental illness/disorders.

PCMSW: Provisionally Certified Master Social Worker: A person with a Master of Social Work degree who is accumulating 3000 supervised clinical hours needed to practice as a CMSW.

Psychologists:

LP: Licensed Psychologist: A person who holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology, has completed extensive, supervised post-doctoral hours, and has passed the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) examination. Read here to learn more about the unique training and scope of practice for Licensed Psychologists.

PLP: Provisionally Licensed Psychologist: A person who who holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology, and is working on completing supervised post-doctoral hours and preparing for the rigorous Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) examination. 

PhD: Doctorate of Philosophy: A person who holds a Master of Arts degree as well as a Doctorate in psychology. The doctoral degree alone involves approximately 8 years of graduate level coursework, supervised clinical hours both before and after completion of the doctorate, and conducting independent research in the form of a dissertation.