Camie Nitzel, PhD LP
Founder, Licensed Psychologist
Camie Nitzel, PhD LP (she/her/hers or they) is a Licensed Psychologist and the Founder of Kindred Psychology. She is a first-generation college student, completing Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology/Anthropology at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Camie earned her MA and PhD degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Counseling Psychology program (APA-accredited).
With over twenty-five years of training and experience in agency, school, university, and community settings, Camie offers expertise in several areas:
- Well-being for women
- Trauma recovery and resilience
- Depression and anxiety management
- Sexual health and diverse sexualities
- Gender identity and transgender health
- Intersecting identity development processes
Camie serves as a psychologist for educators, medical providers, therapists, and other professionals at high risk for experiencing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. She is well-versed in the complex realities faced by those who encounter the suffering of others on a daily basis. Camie reserves a portion of her practice hours solely for providing trauma-informed care and fostering sustainable well-being with fellow helping and healing professionals.
As a queer-identified psychologist, Camie also enjoys supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community, particularly transgender and gender-diverse individuals. Camie’s work is guided by the Gender Affirmative Model, considered to be a model best practice by the APA. She provides WPATH-aligned assessments for pre-hormone and pre-surgical psychological evaluations for transgender individuals. Camie also serves on the NSAA’s Gender Identity Eligibility Committee.
Dr. Nitzel also works with educators, medical and mental health providers, businesses, and schools in a consulting capacity. Through climate assessments and training opportunities, Dr. Nitzel shares her expertise in developing sensitive and culturally responsive environments, inclusive of diverse gender identities, sexualities, and families in all manner of constellation.
Camie approaches clients with warmth, authenticity, deep engagement, and insight. The following evidence-based therapies guide her work:
- Feminist-Relational Therapy
- Relational-Cultural Therapy
- Psychodynamic Principles
- Interpersonal Process Therapy
- CBT, ACT and DBT when warranted
To the therapeutic process, Camie brings openness, curiosity, camaraderie, deep engagement, and an understated sense of humor. Above all, she holds a steady belief that because change is inevitable, transformation is possible.
Dr. Camie Nitzel is a Licensed Psychologist by the State of Nebraska. Under the authority of Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), Dr. Nitzel also is able to provide Telehealth Psychology services to clients in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Pennsylvania, Virginia (effective 1/1/2021), and North Carolina (effective 3/1/2021).
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)
*Please note that Dr. Camie Nitzel has limited availability to personally take new clients at this time, but works with the Office Coordinator to help select the best fit for clients seeking services at Kindred Psychology. Dr. Nitzel has personally selected all clinicians in the practice, and regularly provides consultation and supervision with fellow clinicians.