Services

WHAT WE DO Woodhaven Counseling provides a wide range of services, dedicating our selves to our clients and their care.

Assessment

  • Psychological Evaluations for individuals of all ages
  • Educational Evaluations for school placement and special services
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse for individuals of all ages
  • Forensic Evaluations for legal proceedings

Intervention

  • Individual Adjustment
  • Child Management
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Marital Relations
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Workshops

  • Stress Management
  • Parenting Skills
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Professional Child Care Skills
  • Topics tailored to your needs

Consultation

  • Treatment Planning
  • Educational Planning
  • Group Living
  • Program Development
  • Staff Development
  • Clinical Supervision

WHO WE HELP We help people for a number of reasons. The following are just a few...

You...

  • Constantly fight with another family member
  • Are often unhappy
  • Have difficulty making decisions
  • Need premarital counseling
  • Want to enhance your marriage or partnership
  • Are facing the stress of divorce, remarriage, death, etc.
  • Are coping with a chronic or life-threatening illness
  • Are coping with substance abuse or other addiction
  • Have questions about mental health issues

Your Child...

  • Refuses to behave
  • Seems always to be in trouble
  • Has temper tantrums
  • Gets poor school grades for no clear reason
  • Seems indifferent to life
  • Is in trouble with the authorities
  • May be using substances

Your Agency...

  • Needs effective treatment planning
  • Desires basic or advanced skill development for professional and support staff
  • Wants to enhance group child care
  • Needs employment or promotion screening services
OUR THERAPISTS

Our therapists have wide range of experience in diverse areas. You can learn more about them and their specialized training and approaches by clicking on their pictures.

LeaAnn Lape-Brinkman

Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

    Amber Lawrence

    M.S., LIMHP, LMFT
    Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

      Shari Conner

      Ph.D.
      Clinical Psychologist

        Joyce Sasse

        APRN-NP/CNS, CARN
        Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist

          Sheryl Overby

          MS, NCC, LMHP
          Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner

            Nicholas J. Battafarano

            M.D.
            Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Adult Psychiatry

              LuAnne M. Even

              Psy.D.
              Clinical Psychologist

                Katherine Merkley

                Ph.D.
                Licensed Psychologist

                  Craig Caspari

                  LIMHP, CMFT, MBA
                  Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

                    Stacie Spies-Matz

                    Psy.D.
                    Licensed Clinical Psychologist

                      Paul Wilken

                      APRN
                      Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

                        Sally Gilbreath

                        LIMHP, LPC
                        Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, Licensed Professional Counselor

                          Mel Brestel

                          LIMHP, LCSW
                          Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

                            Samantha Acosta

                            LIMHP, MFT, MA
                            Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner

                              Patient Resources

                              To view additional information about Woodhaven Counseling that you may not have found on our site click here. (PDF) Woodhaven Social Media and Email Policy (PDF)

                              Domestic Violence Resources

                              The Women's Center for Advancement
                              Address: 222 South 29th Street,
                              Omaha, NE 68131
                              Phone Number: (402) 345-6555
                              Web: www.wcaomaha.org

                              Infertility Resources

                              American Society for Reproductive Medicine
                              Phone Number(s): (205) 978-5000
                              Internet Address: www.asrm.org
                              Phone Number(s): (205) 978-5000
                              Resolve: The National Infertility Association
                              Phone Number(s): (888) 623-0744
                              Internet Address: www.resolve.org
                              InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc.
                              Phone Number(s): (703) 379-9178
                              Internet Address: www.inciid.org
                              The National Women’s Health Information Center
                              Phone Number(s): (800) 994-9662
                              Internet Address: www.womenshealth.gov

                              Resources

                              Attachment Treatment & Training Institute
                              Phone Number(s): (303) 674-4029
                              Internet Address: www.attachmentexperts.com
                              Love & Logic Parenting
                              Parenting Classes provided by Woodhaven Counseling Associates, Inc. and Jewish Family Services
                              Internet Address: www.loveandlogic.com
                              Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children
                              Phone Number(s): (866) 453-8224
                              Internet Address: www.attach.org
                              ABOUT

                              Woodhaven Counseling Associates, Inc. was established in 1983 as a group mental health practice by Dr. John Wineman, a clinical psychologist. Our original location was at 160th and West Center Road, in the Woodhaven strip mall—thus the origin of our practice’s name. By 1989, we outgrew this space and moved to 113th and P Streets. Further growth brought us to our current location (120th and Q) in 2013.

                              Woodhaven currently has 13 practitioners from all different backgrounds and specialties. In addition to two medical providers, we have clinicians specializing in couples therapy, children, trauma, substance abuse issues, law enforcement, and many other areas. We take pride in collaborating with one another and being able to treat the whole family. Having practitioners with so many different strengths allows us to serve the needs of individuals and families in one setting.

                              Woodhaven routinely collaborates with other professionals to best meet the needs of our clients. We understand that coordinated medical and mental health care is important. We appreciate the need for clinicians from all different backgrounds to work together to provide every client with the best possible care. With this in mind, several of our practitioners serve on boards, such as the Foundation for Suicide Prevention and treatment teams for children who have been abused and neglected, with various professionals. We feel that it is important to give back to our community.

                              Over the course of several years, Woodhaven has firmly established itself as a competent, ethical, client-centered practice in the greater Omaha area. Since 2006, Woodhaven has been owned and managed by Dr. LeaAnn Lape-Brinkman, a psychologist who also has her own practice in Woodhaven. It is our clear intent to maintain our high professional standards and provide the best possible services to our clients.

                              Contact Us

                              • (402) 592-0328

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                              Intake Forms & Privacy Policy

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                              Adult Intake Forms

                              Download Adult Intake Forms Packet Packet contains: 1. Welcome Letter 2. New Client Info 3. Checklist for Adults 4. Release of Information (Please complete this form if you would like your provider to be able to coordinate care or receive records from another provider)

                              Children/Youth Intake Forms

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                              CONTACT

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                              Woodhaven Office

                              Map and Directions

                              We are located on the southwest corner of 120th Street and 'Q' Street. Find directions within the map below.
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