At Be Kind Counseling, we are dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable space for children, teens, and adults trying to navigate how to become their best selves. Our highly specialized and kind practitioners would love the chance to help you and your family – Grow Into Your Best Selves.

Individual

Be Kind Counseling offers a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and to work through any personal challenges you may be facing.

Family

Helping family members understand and support each other better, communicating effectively, overcoming old wounds, and improving overall relationships within the family.

Couples

Communicate more effectively, understand each other’s perspectives, and develop strategies for resolving conflicts to increase trust and intimacy in your relationship.

Intensive Outpatient Program (Teens)

At Be Kind Counseling, our Intensive Outpatient Program gives support and resources to individuals needing help with recovery.

Group Therapy Services

Teen Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group 

Child Coping Skills Group 

Tween Coping Skills Group

Hello From Be Kind Counseling’s Founder Erika Frieden, LIMHP, CPC

At Be Kind Counseling, LLC we believe in a positive therapeutic relationship and working collaboratively with each person that walks through our door. Our goal is to help you, your child, and your family thrive and have the mental clarity you’ve always desired which is why we utilize only the most effective treatment practices to provide healing and hope for a better tomorrow. Stay Kind Omaha!

Meet Our MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

Miran Miller, PLMHP, PCMSW

Welcome, I am Miran Miller. I am a mental health therapist excited and proud to bring my experience and expertise to Be Kind Counseling clients. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, and I earned my Master’s in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire.

I am a dedicated therapist with experience providing therapy services, psychoeducation, and avocation to promote strong individual and family relationships throughout the Omaha metro area. I have experience working in a variety of treatment settings including residential treatment for adolescents, outpatient therapy for families, teenagers and adults who may be struggling with behavior, mood concerns, career and academic solutions, internal family struggles, and substance use concerns. Developing positive personal and family relationships begins with understanding and bridging the gap between individuals and their concerns.

Chelsea Colpitts, PLMHP, PCMSW

Hi! I’m Chelsea Colpitts, a mental health therapist dedicated to providing compassionate and effective support and therapeutic interventions to individuals seeking a path to healing and personal growth. I am passionate about empowering clients by recognizing their strengths and giving them the tools to cope and thrive. I focus on fostering a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can feel confident bringing their whole selves.

Alyson Carter, LIMHP, PLADC, CPC

My name is Alyson and I have 10 years of experience as a mental health therapist. I have worked with individuals of all ages from 0-40 years of age. My experience includes, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, substance use, and maternal mental health issues. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University, and I obtained my Master’s degree from The University of Toledo in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

When it comes to my therapeutic practice, I utilize Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and Perinatal therapy. My overall goal is to meet the individual where they are and work with them based on their needs in session (Person-Centered emphasis). I also have experience working with mothers and their newborns regarding postpartum depression, lactation, and attachment (Perinatal Mental Health).

My favorite aspect of being a therapist is when clients realize their strengths and resilience on their own. My goal is not to tell the individual what they need, I am here to go on the journey with them with support and an unconditional positive regard. I truly enjoy working as a therapist and meting clients in all aspects of life. I learn just as much from our sessions as everyone is their own unique person. I have the privilege to get to know so many wonderful individuals in this world, and I am excited to meet many more!

Laura Jansen, LIMHP, PLADC

I am a Dual-Licensed Substance Use and Mental Health Practitioner. I earned my undergraduate Bachelor’s in Psychology from Creighton University in 2010 and my Master’s of Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University in 2017. I also received my license in Alcohol and Drug Counseling in 2017 from Bellevue University, to help specialize and better serve individuals who are impacted by substance use and addiction.
My experience is primarily with teenagers and adults with diverse backgrounds. I have worked in community outpatient settings, therapeutic transitional living, and structured outpatient treatment centers. I utilize and have trained in several different psychotherapy modalities, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am always looking to stay up to date on research and trainings in order to provide the best care possible.

I value building authentic therapeutic relationships by collaborating with clients to help them reach their goals and discover fulfillment in their lives. I utilize a strengths-based approach and focus on working alongside individuals to meet them where they are at. I believe therapy should be a safe space where people feel comfortable to challenge themselves. In my downtime I enjoy spending time with my family, working on my goal to visit every U.S. National Park, and relaxing with my two cats, Charlie and Harley.

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light.”

– Albus Dumbledore

Lisa Lewis, LIMHP

I look forward to meeting you and helping you learn new and effective ways to navigate through life’s challenges. I have extensive experience working with kids ages 5-18 who struggle with major mental illness; including suicidal thoughts, self-harm behaviors, depression, anxiety, trauma related to abuse and neglect, emotional dysregulation, bullying, poor coping skills, and complicated family systems. I believe support from parents and caregivers is absolutely essential to the success of a child and I enjoy helping families learn to communicate and connect so they can strengthen their connections and grow together for many years to come. #SparklyAlways #ShineOn

When it rains, look for rainbows; when it is dark, look for stars. – Oscar Wilde

Shannon Bolter, LADC, IADC

I choose this line of work because over 2 decades ago, I realized the need for child advocacy, and I wanted to do whatever I could to help children feel safe. I absolutely love my role as a Substance Abuse Specialist, I get to be on the prevention and early intervention side of things. When an individual completes a substance use evaluation with me, they are recommended a treatment regimen that best fits their needs. Seeing them find a healthy way of life brings me so much joy and fulfillment.

CHASE EHLERS, LIMHP

Most of my experience is working with individuals between the ages of 5 and 30 who have struggled with anxiety, depression, suicidality, self-harming, past trauma, behavioral issues, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, and relationship issues.

Sheila St. Amant, LIMHP

Healing yourself is hard work and sometimes needs extra support outside of your internal circle. I am grateful for having over 20 years of experience providing that support for children, teens, and adults. Providing a warm, comforting, and holistic approach in sessions is what I strive to deliver and hope that I can be that extra support that you are needing in your life. Whether you’ve had therapy before or it’s your first time, allow your courageous self to knock down any fears and take the first step into growing into your best self.

HOW CAN BE KIND COUNSELING HELP?

At Be Kind Counseling you are first greeted with, you guessed it, KINDNESS! Sometimes all we need is a little kindness, understanding, and compassion to feel heard. Collectively, we have over 40 years experience in the field and hope to be able to provide that support for you individually, your child, and/or your family.

What can we do?

We are a one stop shop as we offer individual, family, and couples therapy. We also provide substance use evaluations, and co-occurring evaluations (insurance is not accepted for these two evaluations).

Our Training

All of our mental health practitioners have advanced degrees in their field, and have undergone rigorous licensing. They have training and experience working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, personality disorders, relational issues, autism spectrum, behavioral issues, life adjustments, substance use, and more.

Our practitioners are trained in multiple evidence-based treatments including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Circle of Security-Parenting (COS-P),  Play and Sand Tray Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). 

Start Your Journey Today

Talk to one of our Kind Counselors today.