Meet Our Therapists

All of the therapists listed are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based, effective treatment for the healing of trauma.

Heidi Applegarth

Heidi received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University. After a short stint in teaching, she opted to stay home with her children for several years before returning to school to pursue a Masters's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Heidi believes that healing is at the heart of all therapy, whether it be healing relationships or healing yourself. She acknowledges the difficulty of change and meets her clients where they are with acceptance, understanding, and honesty. Heidi is a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and loves helping people improve their relationship with food and their bodies. She is currently pursuing a Medical Family Therapy certificate through the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she is also completing her clinical internship. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, five children and friends, playing tennis, going for walks, and photography.

 

Mariah Eaton

Mariah is originally from small-town Wyoming and loves everything about Nebraska, though she does miss the mountains! In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, being outside, and spending time with friends and family. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University with a minor in Spanish and is currently working on her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Mariah believes in the importance of trust and safety in the therapeutic relationship and strives to foster both with her clients because she knows it can be hard to open up and be vulnerable. She works to provide an environment where people feel safe to explore their inner worlds and ultimately discover new meanings, solutions to their problems, and personal strengths. She works to help individuals, couples, and families experience healing from past and present struggles, strengthen relationships, and move forward with strength, courage, and new skills. Mariah provides services in both English and Spanish.

 

Aiswary (Aish) Ganapathy

Aish understands coming to therapy can be hard and scary, and she strives to create an environment that allows her clients to feel safe as they collaborate with her and work towards healing. She strives to meet her clients where they are and involve them in the treatment process because she believes they are the experts of their lives. As an international student from Malaysia, Aish received her B.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2020 in Actuarial Science and Psychology. Currently, she is working toward a certificate in Medical Family Therapy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies including her favorites, King Kong and Jurassic Park.  Aish also enjoys having dinner at Mughil's Indian Cuisine with friends and family. She offers therapy in Tamil, Malay, and English. 

 

Natalie Henton

Natalie is originally from Papillion, Nebraska but now calls Lincoln her home. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Child, Youth and Family Studies with minors in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies. Natalie is now working toward her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a specialization in Medical Family Therapy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 

Natalie is passionate about working with individuals, couples and families in a therapeutic setting. Whether it’s helping clients gain skills they need to improve their mental health or pursuing their difficult past experiences to help clients make meaning of how they may be affected by those experiences, Natalie’s collaborative approach within therapy promotes a safe environment to best help clients experience growth and healing. Outside of the therapy room, Natalie enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying out new restaurants, and cheering on the Huskers throughout the year!  

 

Lydia Nielsen

Lydia received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is currently working towards her degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a certification in Medical Family Therapy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Lydia understands that therapy is hard work and desires to walk alongside her clients as they embark on their unique journey toward healing. She believes that all of her clients have the power to enact change in their lives and seeks to encourage and challenge them as they move towards their goals. She strives to provide her clients with empathy and compassion and to create an environment where they feel safe to process their emotions and experiences. Lydia is a firm believer in the power of hope, humor, and not taking yourself too seriously. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, listening to music, and cuddling with her dog.