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Counseling Services

If you need help immediately, please call the 24/7 GAP helpline at 1-800-522-4700.

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.

 

Lincoln

Choices Treatment Center
127 S 37th Street, Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68510
24/7 HelpLine 402-476-2300
GAP Helpline 800-522-4700
choices934@windstream.net
www.choicestreatmentcenter.com

Jamie Heng, Mental Health Counselor LLC
​2320 S 48th St, Ste 100
Lincoln, NE 68506
402-413-6247
jamie@jamiehengcounseling.com
www.jamiehengcounseling.com/gambling-addiction-treatment

Pine Lake Behavioral Health
3901 Pine Lake Rd Ste 410
Lincoln, NE 68516
402-434-2730 (24-7 Crisis and Clinical Support)
Rick McNeese
rick@pinelakebh.com
Kerry Ropte
402-610-5835 (24-7 Crisis and Clinical Support)
kerry@pinelakebh.com
www.pinelakebh.com

Ron Schroeder
​Lincoln Behavioral Health Clinic
3201 Pioneers Blvd., Suite 202
Lincoln, NE 68502
402-489-9959
rschroeder@lbhc.biz
www.counselinglincoln.com/problem-gambling

Southeast Nebraska

Problem Gambling Recovery Services
402-699-6810 (24/7 Helpline)
Jerry Bauerkemper
Exnccgjb@aol.com
www.neproblemgambling.com

Omaha

AM Counseling & Consulting LLC
919 Galvin Road South
Bellevue, NE 68005-2286
402-807-5117
Laura Sanchez
lsanchez@omhcoxmail.com

Great Plains Mental Health Associates
4610 S 133rd St Suite 109
Omaha, NE 68137
402-614-0010
Eleanore Shrader
www.greatplainsmentalhealth.com/

Heartland Family Service
2101 S 42nd St
Omaha, NE 68105
Harlan Vogel - Direct Line: 402-552-7466, Main Line: 402-553-3000
HVogel@HeartlandFamilyService.org
Carly Spring
info@HeartlandFamilyService.org
www.HeartlandFamilyService.org

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

Spence Counseling Center
12305 Q Street
Omaha, NE 68137
(24/7 Helpline 402-657-1972) 402-991-0611 FAX - 402-991-6228
Charles@spencecounseling.com
www.spencecounselingcenter.com

Mid-Nebraska

Holistic Counseling
4111 4th Avenue, Suite 32
Kearney, NE 68845
308-730-1175
Ellen Shafer-Lind
elindlcsw7@gmail.com

Hampton Behavioral Health & Family Services
116 East Douglas Street
O'Neill, NE 68763
402-336-3200
402-336-7845 (Call or text for after-hours emergency crisis care)
betty.hampton1@gmail.com

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

A Pathway to Hope Counseling Center
4111 4th Avenue, Suite 32
Kearney, NE 68845
308-440-3308, 24/7 Help Line Available.
Cyndi S-Foresman
godsgirl2801@gmail.com
www.pathwaytohopekearney.com/

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
makingchoicescounseling@frontier.com

Western Nebraska

Alabaster Counseling
1300 E. 4th Street
North Platte, NE 69101
308-532-0083
lawtonvicki@gmail.com

All-Seasons Counseling Center
207 West Second
McCook, NE 69001
308-345-4676
mthomas@allophone.com

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

Dobesh Counseling, P.C.
1032 South E Avenue
Broken Bow, NE 68822
308-872-2123
Jan Dobesh
jandobesh@gmail.com

Serenity Counseling Services
1300 East 4th St Suite H
North Platte, NE 69101-4393
308-737-1351
ljaneengill@gmail.com
www.serenitycounselingnorthplatte.com

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
Ron.felton@yahoo.com

GAP 24/7 helpline 1-800-522-4700

 

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Featured in December - Deb Hammond and Janet Johnson, Lincoln

 

Featured in November - Kit Johnson, Kearney

 

Featured in October - Jamie Heng, Lincoln

 

Featured in September - Peace and Power Counseling, Omaha

 

Featured in August - Heartland Family Service, Omaha

 

Featured in July - First Step, Lincoln