Counseling Services

If you are ready to speak with a counselor immediately,

please dial the Gamblers Assistance Program 24/7 helpline at 1-800-522-4700
We will do our best to transfer your call to the counselor you choose.

If you wish to contact a counselor 24/7 directly, please find those listings below.

Counseling Services

The Nebraska Gamblers Assistance Program pays for confidential counseling for Nebraskans and their families who suffer a gambling problem or disorder.

“A gambling disorder is the uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on your life.” – Mayo Clinic

Schedule state-funded counseling to work through your gambling problems with a Certified Disordered Gambling Counselor (CDGC).

GAP counseling through telehealth is also paid for and confidential. It allows your routine face-to-face sessions to take place remotely, from the comfort of your living room or office, using your computer or mobile device. Our technology allows your counselor and you to 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 a problem gambling counselor from anywhere in Nebraska. Please request information about how to receive confidential counseling services through telehealth when you schedule your appointment.



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

First Step Recovery Center
300 S. 68th Street Place
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-434-2730 or 402-436-4822 after hours. (Helpline 800-522-4700)

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
(402) 434-2730

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

Southeast Nebraska

2323 R Street
Auburn, NE 68305


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

Arnold Counseling and Life Coaching
8031 W. Center Road, Suite 303
Omaha, NE 68124
402-401-7567, 402-740-0671

Great Plains Mental Health Associates
4610 S 133rd St Suite 109
Omaha, NE 68137
Eleanore Shrader

Heartland Family Service
2101 S 42nd St
Omaha, NE 68105
Harlan Vogel - Direct Line: 402-552-7466, Main Line: 402-553-3000

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


Ellen Shafer-Lind
4111 4th Avenue, Suite 32
Kearney, NE 68845

Hampton Behavioral Health & Family Services
116 East Douglas Street
O'Neill, NE 68763
For texts and calls requiring immediate assistance after hours or weekends, do not hesitate to contact 402-336-7845

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

Pathway to Hope
4111 4th Avenue, Suite 32
Kearney, NE 68845
308-440-3308 - 24/7 emergency helpline
Cyndi Selle -

Making Choices Counseling
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 400, Box 16
Kearney, NE 68847-5354
308-234-2119 - 24/7 emergency helpline

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

Janet Dobesh
1032 South E Avenue
Broken Bow, NE 68822

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

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


Nebraska Gamblers Assistance Counselors Showcase

Showcase Videos

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