Nika GeorgeClinical Psychologist, PhD
My name is Dr. George. I am a psychologist offering self-pay telehealth therapy across Nebraska and 35 PsyPACT states, No current waitlist!
Just like any other group, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community faces mental health issues and unique challenges. However, LGBTQ individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety. Additionally, more than half of individuals who identify as transgender experience depression or anxiety. The LGBTQ community is also at a higher risk for suicide. Young people are even more at risk, as they may experience a lack of support at home and fear, hatred or prejudice in school. If you are a member of the LGBTQ community and are facing mental health challenges, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s LGBTQ experts and get help today.
Being human is often tough. Sometimes we lose our way and can feel stuck and overwhelmed. Sometimes we would like to change parts of our lives or ourselves but don’t know how. Therapy can be an empowering way to promote healing, growth, and wellness. Often, we initially seek treatment to address a specific concern and then begin to uncover other areas of our lives in which we want to make meaningful change. My goal is for this process to feel supportive, affirming, and appropriately challenging.
My clients are very hard working, have a long track record of success, and care deeply about their work, friends, and family. Even so, life can be challenging. Many of my clients had a bad day and are still emotionally beating themselves up for minor mistakes. They constantly replay what they should have done differently sometimes for days and weeks at a time. They become frustrated they cannot let go of this self-criticalness and even have thoughts they are not good enough or are a fraud.
My approach is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts & feelings, I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a fulfilling life. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress, or gender and sexuality.