Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lincoln NE

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Karen,Ph.D.,LP Ellefsen
  • BCBS
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Tricare West
Self Pay Rate: $129

Karen Ellefsen, Licensed Psychologist, Ph.D.

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Karen Ellefsen is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Nebraska who has over 20 years of experience providing clinical assessment and therapy to clients seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, learning difficulties, and family related issues.  She completed a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, with a specialization in School Psychology.  Karen obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA, and then went on to graduate with a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology at Clark University in Massachusetts.

Karen has had many years of experience working with individuals of all ages by providing therapy, assessment, and consultation services.  Service provision has taken place in public and private schools, private practice settings, medical clinics, hospitals, detention centers, homes, and universities.  

Karen has had experience in working with psychoeducational assessments, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, and social and emotional functioning.  She also has a special interest in health psychology.  Karen utilizes collaborative, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused approaches to therapy, always maintaining the creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual, couple, and family.


Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology
Clark University

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
University of Texas at Austin


  • School Psychology
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Psychoeducational Assessment
  • Social/Emotional Functioning
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Aspergers/Autism
  • Adjustment Disorders

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  • 300 N 44th St Suite 103
    Lincoln, NE 68503

  • Mon-Fri:6AM-11PM

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