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 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. Camie provides WPATH-aligned assessments for pre-hormone and pre-surgical psychological evaluations for transgender individuals. She also serves on the NSAA’s Gender Identity Eligibility Committee. Camie collaborates with educators, medical and mental health providers, businesses, and schools in a consulting capacity. Camie 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, depth, and insight. Using evidence-based therapies (feminist-relational, psychodynamic, interpersonal process, as well as incorporating CBT, ACT and DBT when warranted), Camie helps individuals discover and explore their own internal wisdom, strengths, and motivations to change. Camie is highly engaged in facilitating inner exploration and excavation of any obstacles individuals encounter. Camie views therapy as a relational collaboration shared with clients who are committed to envisioning and constructing vibrant lives. To the therapeutic process, Camie brings openness, curiosity, camaraderie, deep engagement, and an understated sense of humor. Above all, Camie offers a steady belief that because change is inevitable, transformation is possible.
Kindred Psychology is the culmination of Camie’s lifelong commitment to social justice, diversity, inclusion, and feminist/womanist principles. Her education, clinical and research training, and lived experiences compel her to focus on the sociocultural influences that shape and surround each individual. To her clinical work with clients and to the workplace culture she fosters, Camie brings a nuanced understanding of the complex, intersectional aspects of identity and the impact of privilege and oppression. Camie is carefully attuned to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and affective expression, sex, gender identity and expression, religious affiliation or a-religiosity, documentation status, age, size, ability and socioeconomic background. Through this keen understanding and her extensive community involvement, Camie strives to advance a progressive vision where every person is honored, valued, and supported in their right to self-determination.
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. 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.