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


  • Psychological Evaluations for individuals of all ages
  • Educational Evaluations for school placement and special services


  • Individual Adjustment
  • Child Management
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Marital Relations
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • EMDR


  • 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...


  • 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
  • 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
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

      Sheryl Overby

      MS, NCC, LIMHP Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner

        Nicholas J. Battafarano

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

          Katherine Merkley

          Ph.D.Licensed Psychologist

            Stacie Spies-Matz

            Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist

              Jamie Pasqua

              Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

                William 'Nick' King

                M.D., General Adult Psychiatry

                  Brandy Anderson

                  PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

                    Tanya Martin

                    PA-C, Physician Associate

                      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:

                      Infertility Resources

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


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

                      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.
                      Prospective Clients

                      Please call our Office for all Scheduling and Registration : (402) 592-0328
                      Our office receives New Client Intakes over the phone from the hours of 
                      10:00am - 4:00pm, MON - THU; and from 10:00am - 2:00pm on FRI's
                      Adult clients must call and schedule for themselves (19 years and up)
                      Family Members or Friends may not schedule for adults unless a POA is in place
                      Minors may only be scheduled by a Custodial Parent or Legal Guardian
                      When you call, please have all insurance and demographic information ready, and plan 5-10 minutes to complete your Intake
                      Supplemental Forms
                      The following forms are Supplemental and are not a substitute to Intake and Patient Portal registration process.
                      Frequently Asked Questions

                      Woodhaven Office

                      Map and Directions

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