Beth Burkstrand-Reid, JD MSW PLMHP PCMSW
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Beth Burkstrand-Reid, JD, MSW, PLMHP, PCMSW (she/her/hers) is a clinical social worker. She works with individuals and couples living with anxiety, depression, bipolar and other mental health issues as well as those navigating relationship difficulties and/or life transitions.
Beth uses numerous therapy modalities in her clinical work, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also offers couples therapy grounded in both the Gottman Method and CBT principles.
Regardless of challenge, providing guidance on the use of mindfulness practices to improve or enhance mental health is one of Beth’s passions. People entering her office will immediately notice a cozy area reserved just for this purpose.
Beth began her clinical work as an outpatient therapist at CenterPointe in Lincoln, where she provided psychotherapy for adults with severe and persistent mental illness and also gained extensive experience working with clients recovering from trauma. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Law degree from The American University Washington College of Law.
Before becoming a therapist, Beth taught law at several universities. Most recently, she was an assistant professor of law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she researched and taught classes in sex, gender, sexuality, and reproductive health. She enjoys opportunities that allow her to combine her passion for these subjects with her counseling practice, including working with pregnant, post-partum, and parenting individuals as well as individuals navigating gender identity, roles, or discrimination.
“Therapy is challenging. Done right, it takes time and practice, both inside and outside a therapist’s office. But investing in your healing and growth can be immensely rewarding. My therapy style combines evidence-based techniques with mindfulness, straight talk, compassion — and, often, a dash of humor or irreverence – to help you find ways to live your life with balance, meaning, and joy.”