Debrenee Grajeda



Depression and Anxiety; Trauma and PTSD; Self-Harm Behaviors; Perinatal Issues; Emotional Disturbance; Mood Disorders; Identity and Self-Esteem

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Beginning therapy can be an intimidating experience, so it’s important to feel at ease with and supported by your provider. I believe that therapy should be a partnership based in trust, respect, compassion, and acceptance. Using a combination of strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches, I work to understand and empathize with each individual’s unique situation. I believe that everyone has the ability to grow, change, and heal, and I am committed to helping people navigate life’s challenges.

I have extensive experience working with traumatic issues, and with survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse in particular. I feel privileged to support and hold space for my clients as we work to explore the feelings of grief, anger, and loss that often accompany a traumatic experience. To help individuals process traumatic memories more effectively, I often utilize my training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR. I also tend to incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and other modalities into sessions as appropriate.

In addition to trauma work, I often meet with individuals experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, PTSD, fertility/perinatal concerns, and addiction. Some of my main clinical interests include emotion regulation and coping techniques, issues concerning identity formation/self-concept, non-suicidal self-injury and self-harm behaviors, and perinatal mental health and attachment. I see clients of a variety of ages, from children and adolescents to adults and seniors, and I am committed to supporting and celebrating the diversity and identity of all clients I meet with.

I am happy to be accepting new clients at this time, and I am currently licensed to practice in both Nebraska and Iowa. I am also currently able to offer both in-person and telehealth session options. Please feel free to call or email for more information or to set up an appointment – I’d love to get to know you!

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At New Beginnings Counseling, our therapists are available to meet you where you are in your life and work with you on achieving milestones while working toward your ultimate goals so you are living a healthy, successful, and most importantly, happy and fulfilled life.