Hollie Urbauer, M.A., PLMHP, LADC has worked in the addictions field since 2005 and was a therapist in our Dual Diagnosis Outpatient Treatment program from June 19, 2015 to February 13, 2019. Hollie’s initial position at BHR was an internship when she was pursuing a Master of Arts in Counseling degree in mental health practice from Doane University (Lincoln campus). She completed her internship on June 30, 2016 and graduated with an M.A. on July 19, 2016. Hollie became licensed as a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) on September 9, 2016.
In addition to substance use, Hollie’s focus was on issues pertaining to mental health, trauma, and adverse life events. During her affiliation with Behavioral Health Resources, Hollie was an EMDR therapist and a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). She served on the Steering Committee for the Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network from September 2, 2016 until March 22, 2019. She was also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
“My philosophy about therapy is that everyone is capable of making change. In addition to EMDR therapy, I favor a cognitive-behavioral approach, which helps people examine thoughts and behaviors that may be perpetuating distress or discomfort in daily life. I also embrace a person-centered approach to include warmth and acceptance; I believe it is important to meet people wherever they are emotionally and situationally and work from there. I enjoy using activities involving mindfulness-based concepts to support the therapeutic process. I am passionate about recovery from addictions, specifically using the 12 steps, and appreciate working with clients in all stages of the process. Change requires action, and even small forward movement begins the process of positive change. I see my role as a helper, a person to provide guidance and support on others’ paths to help facilitate the positive outcomes they may be seeking, one step at a time.”
Hollie began her career in the behavioral health field in 2005 and was employed as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) at Bryan Independence Center where she worked for several years, primarily with adolescents in short-term residential substance use treatment. She then continued employment as an on-call counselor at the Independence Center until June 2017, then resumed on-call employment in February 2018. During this employment, she had the opportunity to provide coverage for a variety of services including short-term residential treatment, family workshop, substance use evaluations, and spiritual assessments. Beginning in March 2018, Hollie also began part-time employment at St. Monica’s where she facilitates a variety of therapy groups.
Hollie is no longer affiliated with Behavioral Health Resources, LLC as of February 14, 2019. She can be contacted at St. Monica’s at (402) 441-3768 or at the Independence Center at (402) 481-5268. For questions related to services at Behavioral Health Resources, LLC, contact Brenda Rohren at (402) 486-1101.