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Does it sometimes feel like too much?

Everything is off balance.  You’re overwhelmed with the weight of it all. Exhausted from the struggle.

You don’t even know who you are anymore.

It’s time for relief.

A different life is possible.

Even if it feels impossible or out of reach. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before. Perhaps you’ve read every self-help book out there. Or you’ve lived with the darkness and loneliness for so long you don’t think it will ever be gone. You think that maybe you can’t be healed.

 But part of you has hope.

 You know something has to change because you need relief. You need joy, purpose, connection.

It's time to take control.

Therapy can help.

It’s a safe and supportive place where you can discover who you are.

Learn your strengths, set goals, figure out where you want to go and plan how to get there.

Heal old wounds and find out what life can be like without the heaviness you’ve been carrying.

Hi, I'm Christina.

Change is scary. It’s unknown. You don’t know what to expect and sometimes it feels more comfortable to just settle. Keep things the way they are.

What is going on in life that brought you to this website? You must want some kind of change. Even if that change seems a little overwhelming or frightening to think about.

Beginning that journey certainly can be scary, and that’s where I come in. I will help you navigate the challenges you face. Provide you with a safe place where you feel understood and not judged. Guide and encourage you in reaching your goals. And celebrate with you in every small or big victory as you become the person you want to be.

 It’s time you had relief. It’s time for you to begin living the life you want, not just continue surviving. You’ve struggled long enough. Contact me for a free consultation.

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Who receives counseling?
The thing is that just about everybody could use counseling at some point in their lives.  As our society is becoming more educated and the stigma of mental health decreases, increasing numbers of people are seeking out help. Nurses, teachers, law enforcement, farmers, single or new parents, construction workers, retirees, widows, and even counselors!  As you set the tone and pace of therapy, we can make therapy as quick or extended as you desire.  You won’t be “stuck in therapy for years,” and I also won’t drop you out of therapy before you feel ready.
Where are you located in Lincoln?
River Cairn Counseling has joined Catalyst Behavioral Health at 5539 S. 27th, Suite 104. The building is on the northwest corner of 27th and Old Cheney.  The Catalyst offices are located on the lower west side level of the building.  The StarTran Bus Service has a bus stop at this intersection on the Sheridan Route #56.
What about confidentiality?
Your privacy and confidentiality is taken very seriously and are a major component of my profession’s Code of Ethics.  I understand that for you to feel safe and comfortable opening up about your private information, you need to be able to trust that the information will not leave the session.  With few exceptions, what happens in a therapy session stays in a therapy session.

The law protects the relationship between a client and a counselor, and information cannot be disclosed to any third party without written permission from you.  The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforces national confidential standards protecting your medical records and personal health information.  Therapy and mental health are included under HIPAA protection.

Exceptions to confidentiality include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult/elder abuse. I am required by law to report suspicions to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • In cases in which a threat of bodily harm towards another person is made, I am required to notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures to ensure their safety.
How do I set up services?
Please call me at (531) 289-8246. I may be in session with another person at the time you call, so please leave me a confidential voicemail.  If possible I will respond to your message the same day, and if not then I will respond within the next business day.

Schedule an appointment

Contact Christina directly at (531) 289-8246 to arrange a free initial consultation or to ask questions. My practice forms are available online for my clients’ convenience. All forms will be reviewed and discussed during the first therapy session (not to be confused with the free initial consultation.)


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Phone: (402) 937-9700


In Crisis?

  • If you are currently working with me and we have developed a safety plan together, follow that safety plan.
  • If you do not feel able to keep yourself or others safe right now, please call 9-1-1 or go to the closest hospital ER for help.
  • If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide or homicide, call 9-1-1 or 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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