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Rebecca Ristow

I believe the need for someone to talk to is summed up best by C.S. Lewis, “As soon as we are fully conscious, we discover loneliness.” I believe therapy provides an opportunity to reduce loneliness by allowing a space to talk about the thoughts and feelings we believe no one else has experienced. Once those thoughts and feelings are expressed out loud to another person, we find connection and healing.

I have had the opportunity to work with many individuals, young and young at heart, having difficulty with life transitions and new experiences. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with individuals that have carried the weight of anxiety, depression, and traumatic experiences throughout their lives.


B.S. Concordia University

M.S. University of Nebraska-Omaha

About Rebecca

Asking for help can be incredibly intimidating, and one might think, “Am I overreacting?” Whatever the circumstances, please rest assured that all stories deserve to be told.


I’ve had the opportunity to call Lincoln home for twenty years. I graduated with a degree in Psychology, Interpersonal Communications, and Theology from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. I completed my graduate training at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and earned a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have had the opportunity to work with many individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan. I have been told that I am direct and blunt; this was news to me when I started my career. I was trained in a trauma treatment approach called Narrative Exposure Therapy. This is useful for individuals that have experienced multiple traumatic experiences in their life. It is useful to reduce the intensity of symptoms of trauma. Finally, I teach two adjunct psychology classes at Concordia University. 

My husband, Andrew, and I have been working through, and enjoying, marriage since 2010. He is an electrical apprentice. He served as a teacher for five years before making a career shift. We have a flat coat retriever, Griswold (yes, we named him after the National Lampoon Vacation family). As a family, we enjoy camping, arguing over Monopoly, watching movies, quoting Seinfeld on a regular basis, and attempting house projects on our own. When Andrew is not around, I enjoy yoga, reading, podcasts, taking the Griswold to the park, and hanging out with my friends. My favorite books include: The Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, The Chronicles of Narnia series, A Tale of Two Cities, Fight Club, The Awakening, and Crime and Punishment.


Please feel free to contact Rebecca through email or phone.

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