Brite Counseling is a progressive mental health therapy provider located in Lincoln’s historic Haymarket district. We offer individual therapy for adults, including individual sessions and anxiety treatment workshops. Expect solution-focused and evidence-based strategies for improving your well-being.
More joy. Less suffering. Carrying the weight of your world a bit more lightly. That’s the goal.
Brite Counseling supports all identities, family structures, and reproductive choices. Always.
Beth Burkstrand-Reid, JD, MSW, LICSW. Experienced Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (therapist) for individual adults. Parent. Spouse. Hockey fan. Lawyer and former law professor. Lover of fun eyeglasses (photo above). I laugh way too loud. I listen to bad (awesome!) pop music and love documentaries. I like comfortable (not overly formal) conversation with a lot of humor. Directness is a positive attribute in my book. I love learning. Curiosity, motivation, and open-mindedness are some of my favorite attributes in others.
Individuals: Clients bring a variety of concerns to therapy. Job or academic stress. Feeling "stuck." Anxiety. Depression. Relationship difficulties. Life transitions. Trauma. Severe or persistent mental illness. I have experience working with all of them (and more) in both private practice and community non-profit settings. I welcome questions about my training and experience as they relate to your specific concern. If I am not the right therapist for you, I'll help guide you to another.
For individuals, I use numerous evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. We will discuss the merits of different approaches for your issue. Therapeutic interventions should not be a mystery to a client.
Regardless of what brings you to Brite, short-term interventions can help and are my specialty. Sometimes, we may need a bit more time. I'll provide you with information on the type of therapy approach I suggest and propose a plan after we talk the first time.
Currently we are accepting clients for our Addressing Anxiety Workshops. This unique individual workshop is a fantastic way to jump start your journey to decreased stress and anxiety. You’ll meet with Beth for an initial planning session and five hours of individual self-care and anxiety reduction instruction. Typically this is split into two days.
The fee for this service is $895. Unfortunately, it is not covered by insurance.
For the quickest, response just drop us a note using the "Connect with Brite" button below, or shoot us an e-mail. Include your insurance (if you plan on using it) and general times you are available for appointments. Telehealth or in-person sessions are available depending upon CDC recommendations, client and clinician health considerations, and insurance coverage.
Note: if you need help urgently, don’t wait! Please call 911 in an emergency, the CenterPointe Hotline at 402.475.6695, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.
I practiced law at both firms and non-profits (and was a law professor, too) but I do not practice law currently. I never give clients legal advice. I do not perform custody evaluations or other court-related mental health services.
I do welcome clients connected to academia or the legal profession. (Professors, lawyers, law students--I feel you.)
I love speaking engagements. I have spoken to corporate, non-profit, and academic audiences ranging from 10 to 150 on topics such as coping skills, burnout prevention, sex/intimacy, the mind-body health connection, and supporting employee/student mental health (to name a few). Drop me a line with a proposed topic, audience, and date. Speaking is Too. Much. Fun.
We are located in Harpham Building in beautiful Haymarket Square. Grab a coffee at The Mill on your way in or out. Don't worry about parking. There is on-street parking in front of the building or validated parking in the Haymarket Garage a five-minute walk away.
Our address is: 808 P Street Suite 208, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508