Britta Tollefsrud, MA PLMHP
Britta Tollefsrud (she/her) is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. Britta integrates empirically supported treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with person-specific creative modalities, relaxation techniques, guided self-reflection, interpersonal relationship skills, and community building. Britta values the infusion of holistic well-being into her work with clients. Britta is supportive, experienced, and knowledgeable in working with individuals from the LGBTQ+ and neurodiverse communities. Britta has a special affinity for working with artistic and creative individuals who are experiencing mental health challenges.
Britta completed her internship at Kindred Psychology when she was a graduate student in the Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program (MPCAC-Accredited) at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University (NYU). Throughout her graduate experiences at NYU and Kindred Psychology, Britta was trained to view mental health and relationship difficulties through the lens of social justice.
Britta’s early career path focused on working with arts and community organizations. She earned a Bachelors degree in Music and Nonprofit Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Britta worked as a teaching artist in a variety of nontraditional spaces such as the Kattaikkuttu Sangam (performing arts school in Kanchipuram, India), the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts, Travis Hill School (educational programming operating within a juvenile detention center in New Orleans, LA) and Gotta Be Me (an all-abilities community in Omaha, NE). Throughout these diverse experiences, Britta learned the immense power of the creative voice. She is eager to incorporate creative avenues for healing into her work with clients at Kindred Psychology.
Britta is a strong collaborator in her work with clients, colleagues, and communities in Nebraska. Britta strives to meet everyone where they are, and offers relationships that are free from judgment. Britta co-creates the therapeutic experience together with her clients, solid in her belief that clients are the experts of their own stories. Clients working with Britta can expect a relationship of radical acceptance, creative empowerment, and gentle support for positive and holistic change.
As a therapist I operate from a holistic and collaborative approach, centering the client and their identities. My therapeutic orientation is integrative, drawing from central tenets within dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and humanistic family therapy while utilizing enriching tools and techniques from expressive arts therapies. As Virginia Satir said, “communication is to relationship what breathing is to life” and as a therapist I seek to enhance positive communication with self and others. My worldview is heavily influenced by the Buddhist philosophy of self-awareness, mindfulness, and a journey towards accepting impermanence. I also believe in the immense influence of empowerment and see myself as a guide and a coach, supporting clients as they seek to navigate the current of life.
Insurance & Payment
As a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner in the State of Nebraska, Britta works under the supervision of Courtney Yoachim, MA LIMHP. As such, Britta is covered as an in-network provider under her supervisor with most major health plans, including BCBS, United Healthcare and affiliates, Midland’s Choice, Medicare, and Nebraska Medicaid managed care plans.
Britta can also see clients on a self-pay basis. Our Client Coordination Team can provide you with more information about this option if you are interested; just write “self-pay” in the corresponding field when submitting your service request!