Counseling Services

If you need help immediately, please call the 24/7 GAP helpline at 1-833-BetOver (238-6837).

If you need to talk to a counselor immediately, please contact those nearest you below.

Counseling Services

The Nebraska Gamblers Assistance Program (GAP) started in the early 1990s when Nebraska approved the lottery. Since that time, GAP has paid for confidential counseling with certified problem gambling counselors for many Nebraskans and their families who suffer a gambling addiction. Because gambling can become an uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on your life (Mayo Clinic), professional counseling helps get your life back on track.

GAP also offers free and confidential counseling electronically, connecting you with your counselor from anywhere in Nebraska from the comfort of your home or office computer or mobile device. Electronic counseling sessions are still face-to-face. You and your counselor can see and talk to each other as if you were in the same room without the inconvenience of travel. You can select and work with any of our trained counselors from anywhere in Nebraska. Please ask about how to receive free and confidential counseling service electronically when you schedule your appointment with any of the agencies listed below.



Choices Treatment Center
127 S 37th Street, Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68510
24/7 HelpLine 402-476-2300

Jamie Heng, Mental Health Counselor LLC
2320 S 48th St, Ste 100
Lincoln, NE 68506

Pine Lake Behavioral Health
3901 Pine Lake Rd Ste 410
Lincoln, NE 68516
Kerry Ropte
402-610-5835 (24-7 Crisis and Clinical Support)

Ron Schroeder
Lincoln Behavioral Health Clinic
3201 Pioneers Blvd., Suite 202
Lincoln, NE 68502

Southeast Nebraska

Problem Gambling Recovery Services
402-699-6810 (24/7 Helpline)
Jerry Bauerkemper


AM Counseling & Consulting LLC
919 Galvin Road South
Bellevue, NE 68005-2286
Laura Sanchez

Shrader Psychotherapy, LLC
Clinical Therapist at Kairos Psychological
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers/Herself
11905 Arbor Street
Omaha, NE 68144
C: 402-858-9607
F: 402-330-8873
Eleanore Shrader

Peace and Power Counseling
8031 W. Center Road, Suite 308
Omaha, NE 68124
(Crisis Number - 402-515-7412)

Spence Counseling Center
12305 Q Street
Omaha, NE 68137
(24/7 Helpline 402-657-1972) 402-991-0611 FAX - 402-991-6228


Holistic Counseling
1617 West 39th Street
Kearney, NE 68845
Ellen Shafer-Lind

Hampton Behavioral Health & Family Services
116 East Douglas Street
O'Neill, NE 68763
402-336-7845 (Call or text for after-hours emergency crisis care)

Michael Sullivan Counseling
208 North 5th Street, Suite C
Norfolk, NE 68701
402-750-7923 - 24/7 emergency helpline

A Pathway to Hope Counseling Center
1617 West 39th Street
Kearney, NE 68845
308-440-3308, 24/7 Help Line Available.
Cyndi S-Foresman

Making Choices Counseling
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 400, Box 16
Kearney, NE 68847-5354 or
3231 Ramada Road #2
Grand Island, NE
308-234-2119 - 24/7 emergency helpline
Fax: 308-234-2122

Western Nebraska

Alabaster Counseling
1300 E. 4th Street
North Platte, NE 69101

All-Seasons Counseling Center
207 West Second
McCook, NE 69001

CrossRoads Resources, LLC
Box 1299, 127 West Second Street, Suite 202-203
Chadron, NE 69337
Office: 308-432-3920
Cell: 308-430-4610

Dobesh Counseling, P.C.
1032 South E Avenue
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Jan Dobesh

Serenity Counseling Services
1300 East 4th St Suite H
North Platte, NE 69101-4393

Ron Felton Counseling, Available 24-7
319 East B Street
North Platte, NE 69101
(24/7 Phone and Helpline 402-984-1839) FAX: 308-696-2200


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