Kris Steinbeck MS, LIMHP, NCC

Kris is a Psychotherapist, Wife, Mother, and Facilitator.  Kris is the owner of Child and Family Therapy Institute, where she works with people of all ages with a wide scope of challenges.    

Kris has 12 plus years experience in treating mental health concerns for all ages in a variety of settings.  She has worked in hospital based systems (adolescent and adult partial care, inpatient care, intensive outpatient care), Outpatient Care Systems, Pediatric Clinics, and Public School Systems. Prior to becoming a Mental Health Therapist, Kris has 8 plus years of collaborative experience working with families in home, working with individuals in crisis (dispatching for 911 Services) coaching, day camps, and personal development camps with teen girls. Kris has developed multiple trainings.

Kris is a National Certified Counselor and holds a Nebraska License for Independent Mental Health. Kris has been studying inter-personal neurobiology concepts and human development concepts since 2012 and pulls from this information daily. Kris is experienced and well-versed in Play Therapy models including Synergetic Play Therapy. Other modalities that Kris has training in includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness based therapy, and Somatic based therapy. Kris is certified in specific evidence based practices Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Additionally, she provides Child Parent Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. While having and developing a skill set in evidence based practices is an important attribute to being a therapist, Kris believes that developing an ability to respond to people authentically is the most important way people get their needs met.

Kris facilitates multiple trainings to an array of populations. She presents a diverse set of topics to Preteens and Teen Adolescent Girls as well as mother daughter relationships. Kris finds the adolescent years to be the most interesting and dynamic time to grow in when you understand what is happening. She presents to a variety of caregivers who find themselves overwhelmed with stress and who desire to develop a framework for stress strategies. Kris provides professionals and graduate students looking for continuing education hours in the area of child behaviors, trauma informed care, and adolescent development areas. Kris is a Level I Train the Trainer for other Licensed Mental Health Therapists that wish to pursue certification in the evidence based model of Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Kris provides clinical supervision to other Mental Health Practitioners, Master Level Students for Practicum and Internship experiences, and often facilitates career and human development speeches and job shadowing for High School Students. Promoting Mental Health and Public Health to students is a value of Kris’s, especially for our rural communities.

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Kris Steinbeck MS, LIMHP, NCC

Kris is a Psychotherapist, Wife, Mother, and Facilitator.  Kris is the owner of Child and Family Therapy Institute, where she works with people of all ages with a wide scope of challenges.    

Kris has 12 plus years experience in treating mental health concerns for all ages in a variety of settings.  She has worked in hospital based systems (adolescent and adult partial care, inpatient care, intensive outpatient care), Outpatient Care Systems, Pediatric Clinics, and Public School Systems. Prior to becoming a Mental Health Therapist, Kris has 8 plus years of collaborative experience working with families in home, working with individuals in crisis (dispatching for 911 Services) coaching, day camps, and personal development camps with teen girls. Kris has developed multiple trainings.

Kris is a National Certified Counselor and holds a Nebraska License for Independent Mental Health. Kris has been studying inter-personal neurobiology concepts and human development concepts since 2012 and pulls from this information daily. Kris is experienced and well-versed in Play Therapy models including Synergetic Play Therapy. Other modalities that Kris has training in includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness based therapy, and Somatic based therapy. Kris is certified in specific evidence based practices Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Additionally, she provides Child Parent Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. While having and developing a skill set in evidence based practices is an important attribute to being a therapist, Kris believes that developing an ability to respond to people authentically is the most important way people get their needs met.

Kris facilitates multiple trainings to an array of populations. She presents a diverse set of topics to Preteens and Teen Adolescent Girls as well as mother daughter relationships. Kris finds the adolescent years to be the most interesting and dynamic time to grow in when you understand what is happening. She presents to a variety of caregivers who find themselves overwhelmed with stress and who desire to develop a framework for stress strategies. Kris provides professionals and graduate students looking for continuing education hours in the area of child behaviors, trauma informed care, and adolescent development areas. Kris is a Level I Train the Trainer for other Licensed Mental Health Therapists that wish to pursue certification in the evidence based model of Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Kris provides clinical supervision to other Mental Health Practitioners, Master Level Students for Practicum and Internship experiences, and often facilitates career and human development speeches and job shadowing for High School Students. Promoting Mental Health and Public Health to students is a value of Kris’s, especially for our rural communities.

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Matt Fosket MA, LIMHP, NCC

Matt Fosket MA, LIMHP, NCC is a National Certified Counselor and licensed by the State of Nebraska as an Independent Mental Health Practitioner with a Master of Arts in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Chadron State College.  Additionally, Matt holds a BA in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and has thirteen years experience in working with children and families. Matt recognizes the importance of the entire family unit and particularly the interaction and relationship between parents and their children in regards to the child’s mental well-being. 

Matt has experience working with the family dynamics during and after a crisis or trauma and can help facilitate healthy change for those family members. Trauma experienced by any individual will inevitably impact the entire family system. Matt is experienced in working with both primary trauma victims as well as the entire family system to facilitate healing and growth in response to those life stressors.

Matt’s experience in the fields of education, social services and criminal justice provide him with additional insight to help family members experiencing challenges in these areas as well as professionals experiencing occupational stressors within these and other occupational areas. Matt uses a variety of methods to help clients of all ages and backgrounds achieve their goals. Matt practices evidenced-based therapy models to facilitate change for individuals and families. Matt is certified in the evidenced-based treatment, Alternatives for Families – A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and completed in-person training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Matt utilizes Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) with his registered therapy dog Rufus serving as an agent in the counseling process. Matt is an authorized facilitator for the nationally recognized, evidenced-based prevention training, Stewards of Children, a program of the organization Darkness to Light. Matt conducts training for both community members and professionals, covering topics including sexual abuse education and prevention, managing stress and other wellness topics. ​

Matt’s emphasis on child well-being include his involvement with the Lincoln County Child Abuse Prevention Council, Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center, Great Plains Health’s Footsteps Grief Camp, the Nebraska Children’s Home Society as well as his service as an AmeriCorps member through the Munroe-Meyer Institute of UNMC in Omaha. Matt is a National Certified Counselor, credentialed by the National Board for Certified Counselors and a member of the American Counseling Association. Matt conducted both his practicum and internship hours under the supervision of Kris Steinbeck, MS, LIMHP, NCC at the Child and Family Therapy Institute of Nebraska.

Matt’s areas of interest include working with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced:

-Trauma
-Abuse
-Anxiety
-Depression
-Life adjustment or transitional issues
-ADHD
-Disruptive behaviors
-Family Conflict
-Marriage/Relationship
-Parenting
-Grief
-Adoption

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Maria Hall MA, PLMHP

Maria is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Therapist who received her Master of Arts in Education with emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Chadron State College in December 2018.  Maria completed her internship requirements with Child and Family Therapy Institute under the supervision of Kris Steinbeck, MS, LIMHP, NCC and continues with her provisional supervision by Matt Fosket, MA, LIMHP, NCC.  Maria is a member of the American Counseling Association and Nebraska Counseling Association.  Maria’s multicultural background gives her an appreciation for diversity that inspires her professional development as a counselor to be respectful and accepting of the differences that make all people unique as they work together toward achieving mental health and emotional wellness.

Maria Hall MA, PLMHP

Maria is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Therapist who received her Master of Arts in Education with emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Chadron State College in December 2018.  Maria completed her internship requirements with Child and Family Therapy Institute under the supervision of Kris Steinbeck, MS, LIMHP, NCC and continues with her provisional supervision by Matt Fosket, MA, LIMHP, NCC.  Maria is a member of the American Counseling Association and Nebraska Counseling Association.  Maria’s multicultural background gives her an appreciation for diversity that inspires her professional development as a counselor to be respectful and accepting of the differences that make all people unique as they work together toward achieving mental health and emotional wellness.

Marcie Minchow, OT



Marcie Minchow is a certified Occupational Therapist and is licensed in the state of Nebraska. Marcie completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, NE. She completed her bachelors in Rehabilitation Studies in 2012 and Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2013. Marcie has 6 years of experience working in a variety of settings including hospital based Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Health, Pediatric Therapy, and geriatric Therapy. She completed training at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, NE specializing in Pediatric Therapy working with children with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and children on the Autism Spectrum. Her experience in out patient pediatric therapy led her to pursue more training in the Alert Program-an evidenced based regulation program to assist children with sensory based deficits. She has experience using a variety of treatment strategies including Neuro-Developmental Treatment, visual motor, visual perceptual, fine motor, and activities of daily living training.

She is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and utilizes a variety of approaches including behavioral management training, conscious parenting, and family-centered care to help families and children with a variety of diagnosis. She has treated children with the following diagnosis: cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, spina bifida, down syndrome, anxiety, ADHD, and Autism. Marcie has unique and creative compensatory and adaptive strategies of coaching parents and children to be independent in their daily living tasks and progress children in developmental milestones through play. She emphasizes the importance of meaningful, occupation based activities to engage patients, increase their independence, and empower them to live more fulfilling lives