Camie Nitzel, PhD LP
Founder, Licensed Psychologist
Camie Nitzel PhD LP (she/her 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
- Chronic health conditions, experience of cancer
- Coping and thriving among LGBTQ+ professionals
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-responsive care and fostering sustainable well-being with fellow helping and healing professionals. In addition, Camie reserves client openings for people navigating new breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
As a queer-identified psychologist, Camie also enjoys supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community, particularly transgender and gender-diverse individuals. In her clinical and supervisory work, Camie is guided by the Gender Affirmative Model, considered to be a model best practice by the APA. She provides WPATH-aligned pre-hormone and pre-surgical psychological evaluations for transgender individuals based on an informed consent model. Camie 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, relationships, 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 always possible.
Dr. Camie Nitzel is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Nebraska. Under the authority of Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), Dr. Nitzel is also authorized to provide Telehealth Psychology services to clients in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Washington.
Insurance Companies Accepted as In-Network
- Healthy Blue of Nebraska
- Midland’s Choice
- Nebraska Medicaid
- Nebraska Total Care
- United Behavioral Health (UHC, UMR, Student Resources)
*Please note that Dr. Camie Nitzel has limited availability to take new clients at this time. She works with the Client Care Coordinator and 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 engages in consultation and supervision with fellow clinicians.