Choices Counseling & Hypnosis owner, Chandra Petersen, world-renowned hypnotist, educator and speaker, therapist, and founder of Best Year-Best You! Program for people ready to change their life. Independently Licensed Mental Health and Addictions Therapist, IACT certified hypnotherapist. and ICBCH Certified Hypnosis Instructor. Counseled and supported 1000's of teens and adults over the past 20 years achieve an elevated state of physical wellness and mental healing, happiness and success from a past of trauma, abuse, PTSD, grief, depression, anxiety, fears and phobias, behavioral issues, life transitions, stress, self-esteem and confidence. Other populations include: military members and their families, ADHD, LGBTQ issues, eating disorders, and addictions.
Specialties and additional training: Trauma focused therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure therapy, Cognitive Processing, EMDR and Hypnotherapy. Certified grief facilitator, Crisis Care Responder and CISM trained. Past behavioral health responder and critical incident team member for the Nebraska Medical Reserve.
Age range: Grade school through adult
Gender: All genders
Session Format: Individual, Family, in office or telehealth available.
Treatment styles: CBT, TF-CBT for children and teens, DBT, EMDR, Client Centered Therapy, Evidence based addictions therapy and Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy.
Education: Chandra received her MS in Community Counseling and her BA in Psychology from University Of Nebraska-Omaha. She has worked in the Blair and surrounding community for since 2004.
Licenses: Independently Licensed Mental Health counselor and Addictions therapist in Nebraska and Iowa.
“My wish for everyone is to find their voice and the courage to use it"
Mallory Becker graduated from MCC. She has her Associate in Chemical Dependency and is currently a PLADC. She is working towards her LADC and Bachelor's in Behavioral Science. It’s been a lifelong dream of hers to help others who are struggling with addiction. As you are reading this right now, know that you are taking the first step on the right path, in the right direction, for all the right reasons. She looks forward to working with you and helping you achieve your goals. Her goal is to be your biggest cheerleader, motivator, and sounding board through your healing journey. Be proud of yourself for taking the next step into the future you create!
Age Range: School Age through Adult
Session Format- In office, Individual, Family, Group, IOP
Drug and Alcohol Education class
Education: Associate in Chemical Dependency, Working on Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science
“My goal is to make a difference in every single person’s life that walks into my office”
Bella has been on staff since summer 2018. She began her life as a street cat in and out of the shelter. She has won the heart of many members of the community as they pass by her while she suns herself in the window as well as provides comfort those when they need a soft belly to pet or safe soul to weep with.
Animal-assisted therapy improves client’s mental, physical, social and emotional functioning with the aid of animals. Depending on the needs of the patient, many different animals can be used in therapy, including horses (also called equine-assisted therapy), dogs (also called canine-assisted therapy), dolphins, llamas, rabbits and other animals.
For a person to legally qualify for an emotional support animal (ESA), he/she must be considered emotionally disabled by a licensed mental health professional.