Meet Our Therapists
Meet Our Therapists
Courtney Brennan received her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University in Family Studies and Human Services with a minor in Criminology, as well as a certificate in Conflict Mediation. She uses a family systems approach and views individuals as the experts in their life. One of the things she values most about therapy is that it gives clients the opportunity to create space for the growth they want to achieve. She is pursuing the Medical Family Therapy certificate and ultimately wants to work in a hospital setting that uses a collaborative care approach when focusing on mental health. Courtney enjoys spending her free time kayaking, golfing, and playing with her nephew.
Audre Bedford Hansen
Audre completed her undergraduate work at University of North Texas in Rehabilitation Studies. Audre enjoys working with diverse families and centers her therapy around the values of collaboration, transparency, and advocacy for individuals and families from all walks of life. You can expect an environment of mutual respect in sessions, where each family member feels safe to share their story and build trust through accountability. Audre believes that families co- author stories about their lives and that change occurs when injustice in these stories is acknowledged. Outside of the therapy room, Audre enjoys spending time outdoors experiencing her new home in Nebraska and building community with friends. In her free time, Audre enjoys road trips to see her family and find new hiking spots.
Cassie is originally from Arizona, and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Family Life from Brigham Young University, Utah. Cassie spent 18 months living in Central America which has influenced her view of family life and her interest in working with Hispanic families. Her treatment approach involves an emphasis on balancing give and take in relationships in order to improve the life of individuals, couples, and families. She works with past and present difficulties to understand and enhance future experiences. Cassie’s interests outside of therapy include American history, soccer, piano, and singing.
Bethany completed her undergraduate work at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She is trained in Levels 1 and 2 of EMDR, a proven therapeutic method for helping alleviate the symptoms of trauma, and offers this treatment approach to her clients. Bethany believes that therapy can offer a chance for growth, healing, and hope to individuals, couples, and families. She strives to make clients feel safe and respected, and works to create a welcoming and open environment where clients can come just as they are. Bethany's professional interests include trauma and grief, and she especially enjoys working with adolescents and their families. In her free time, Bethany enjoys running and spending time with loved ones.
Andrea is a Nebraska native, and also completed her undergraduate work here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also working towards earning a certificate in Medical Family Therapy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Andrea enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. She believes in creating a safe and calming environment that fosters trust and respect. She wants clients to feel heard and be able to express and explore emotions, as well as discuss difficult topics. Andrea enjoys working with adolescents, and has had experience working with adolescents and children who have experienced trauma. Outside of the therapy room, Andrea enjoys running, lifting, watching Netflix, playing with her dog Dex, and spending time with friends and family..
Jessica is a second year graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also enrolled in courses at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, working toward earning a certificate in Medical Family Therapy. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.S. in Psychology. She believes client autonomy, psychoeducation, and a strong therapeutic relationship are three important pillars for successful therapy. Jessica understands self-disclosure can be challenging at times and strives to create a safe and empathetic environment with her clients. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families using a holistic approach that focuses on how the past affects present issues and creating healthy boundaries. Her professional interests include working with victims of violence, as well as adolescents and young adults. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, going to the movies, and playing with her two cats.
Cassandra is from Malaysia, having first completed her undergraduate degree from HELP University, Kuala Lumpur. Cassandra collaborates with individuals, couples and families to develop goals and empower them to take steps to enhance their overall well-being. She believes that having a clear vision of goals helps pave the way to achieving personal and relationship outcomes. She is a strong believer in the role that family plays in shaping who we are, and as such, helps her clients to have a better understanding their families so they can have a better understanding of themselves. She enjoys talking and sharing about the value of good relationship for both couples and families.
Being nearly 9,000 miles away from home, she does miss her family on occasion (which includes 2 dogs and 15 cats). On weekends, she loves spending time with her Lincoln family and the many new families that have been so warm and compassionate towards her. She appreciates the great hospitality of the Lincoln community, which has made her stay and experience here all the more pleasant. Cassandra is also a self-confessed nerd and gamer, and (probably) spends a bit more time watching streams on Twitch and playing MMORPGs
Michael graduated from Utah State University with his Bachelors degree in psychology with a minor in family consumer and human development. He is from northern Utah, is married, and has three children. Michael is bilingual speaking English and Spanish. He enjoys working with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Michael believes that working with whole families is the best and fastest way of working through problems. He believes that everyone has strengths and when families are able to bring their strengths and work together they can tackle their problems.
As a Nebraska native and UNL alum, Besty is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families to help them fully experience "The Good Life" that Nebraska has to offer. She has an approachable personality that allows her to quickly connect with clients, and believes that difficulties should be evaluated in the context of personal experiences, relationships, and outside influences. By looking into both the past and the present, Betsy strives to help clients make peace with the past and capitalize on their strengths to create a brighter future. When Betsy is not at the clinic, she enjoys cheering on the Huskers, biking, running, and spending time with family.