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

My course in therapy is to pursue a real-world approach backed by ongoing education and clinical experience. I am a National Board Certified Counselor and licensed by the State of Nebraska as an Independent Mental Health Practitioner. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in therapeutic, advocacy and educational settings over the past 14 years, the last four as a licensed therapist. My goal is to use my personal and professional experiences to meet the needs of my clients. I strive to empower you to achieve your success.

I enjoy working to build connections between you and the people that matter. My personal experience as a husband and parent influences my intentions as I help families strengthen their relationships. I have particular interest in working with families who have experienced adoption, having personal experience with adoption. I provide guidance through a variety of difficulties experienced by individuals and families including anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, trauma and disruptive behaviors. I want to help you to understand the reason behind behaviors and learn to listen to what your body is telling you as you improve your relationships.

I use a variety of methods to help clients of all ages and backgrounds achieve their goals. I practice evidence-based therapy models to facilitate change for individuals and families. As an animal lover, I practice Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) with my certified therapy dog Rufus. I strive to incorporate creativity and humor into my counseling practice. I find value in using the methods that work best for you, including play therapy, art or other methods to connect and reach your goals.

In addition to traditional therapy, I offer trainings, experiential workshops and support group facilitation to further encourage personal growth. I co-lead an adoptive parent support group in conjunction with the organization Right Turn. I also provide clinical supervision for new therapists as they begin their journey towards helping others. I enjoy collaboration with my colleagues at Child & Family Therapy Institute of Nebraska.

My education includes a Master of Arts in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Chadron State College and a BA in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. I am a National Board Certified Counselor, a member of the American Counseling Association and am recorded as a pet therapy team through Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

Being connected is essential for our well-being. I value community involvement, recognizing that each of s has the ability to make a meaningful impact within our world. I enjoy my role as a father and being involved in my children’s school and community activities. I have been involved in many community minded agencies over the years, including Right Turn, Great Plains Health’s Footsteps Grief Camp, the Nebraska Children’s Home Society, the Lincoln County Child Abuse Prevention Council and Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center.

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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.