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Shea O'Brien


Provisionally Licensed Therapist, MA, PLMHP

Shea earned their Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a double-minor in Sociology and LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies in 2017 and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in 2020 both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As such, Shea aims to provide affirmative therapy with individuals of all backgrounds. Shea has experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, conflict with family, and that have experienced trauma or other adverse experiences related to domestic abuse/violence, sexual assault, and identity stigma. They interact with others from a non-judgmental and trauma-informed approach helping clients recognize their strengths, explore new perspectives, and make empowered choices.

In therapy, Shea uses an eclectic approach that suits each client’s needs and circumstances. They will often integrate and draw from mindfulness and strengths-based, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, narrative, multicultural, and feminist therapies. Analogies and humor are also woven into sessions to build rapport, create a common language, and help lighten the mood.

Outside of the office, Shea enjoys reading, playing video games and table-top games, hiking, cooking, learning new crafts, and spending quality time with their pets, family, and friends.


Specializations: anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, domestic violence, sexual assault, identity concerns, life transitions, LGBTQIA+, individuals, couples/partnerships, and adults.

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Sexual Assault Trauma
  • Sexuality/Gender/Affectional Identity Concerns
  • Life Transitions
  • Coping & Grounding
  • Spirituality & Existential Concerns
  • Effective Communication