Beth Burkstrand-Reid, JD MSW LICSW
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Beth Burkstrand-Reid, JD MSW LICSW (she/her/hers) is an independently licensed clinical social worker and therapist. 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. Beth works with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and/or recovering from trauma. Beth is known for her direct and solution-focused clinical approach, creatively served with a side of humor and hearty appreciation for the benefits of laughter.
Beth works collaboratively with her clients to identify which evidence-based treatments are best suited for their personality styles and therapeutic goals. When crafting individualized treatment plans with her clients, Beth utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Beth has obtained specialized training in anxiety treatment and trauma recovery, and enjoys incorporating mindfulness practices into her sessions.
Beth shaped her clinical savvy through working at CenterPointe in Lincoln, NE, where she provided outpatient psychotherapy for adults with trauma, severe mental illness and/or substance dependence. Beth also developed a special interest and expertise in working with people who experience psychosis.
Before becoming a therapist, Beth was a law professor – most recently at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln – where she focused on gender, sexuality, and reproductive health law. She enjoys combining her passion for these subjects with her counseling practice, especially working with college students, law and graduate students, legal professionals, and people who are pregnant, post-partum, or parenting. Beth’s dual background as a lawyer and social worker uniquely qualifies her to work with people facing systemic injustice or individualized 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, directness, compassion — and, often, a dash of humor or irreverence – to help you find ways to live your life with balance, meaning, and joy.”
Insurance Companies Accepted as In-Network
- Medica through Midland’s Choice (not CHI)
- Midland’s Choice
- Nebraska Total Care
- United HealthCare (UHC)
- United Medical Resources (UMR)
- Beth also offers out-of-network services and cash-paying arrangements for clients electing not to use their insurance.