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OUR MISSION

Our goal is to create a collaborative of passionate healthcare professionals with the intent to create a healing culture through integrity, respect, and transparency.

OUR PRACTITIONERS

How We Can Help You

​We are here for you.
Independent Professionals who
truly care about you and your journey.
Dr. Hannah Beran

DC

Dr. Hannah Beran

Dr. Hannah loves utilizing a holistic approach to healthcare in order to help her patients achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys working with children and pregnant patients and is happy to see patients at all stages of life.

Beth Bernthaler

LIMHP, LADC

Beth Bernthaler

Beth has over 25 years’ experience in the mental health and behavioral health fields. She has worked at various levels of care with a range of mental health and substance abuse concerns.

Kristi Bose

MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FOUNDING PARTNER

Kristi Bose

Kristi is one of the founding partners of Verve Collaborative Health. She is experienced in many areas, including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, and peripartum concerns.

Kristi’s passion is functional medicine/psychiatry and strives to provide care to the entire person, collaborating with a variety of providers to offer the best service and to help you find the best version of yourself.

Dr. Amber Chohon

DC, CACCP

Dr. Amber Chohon

Dr. Amber wants you to make the best decisions for you and your family. She believes getting good chiropractic care is one thing that can help everyone be healthier and more comfortable.

Lauren Christensen

LIMHP, PLADC, LPC

Lauren Christensen

A down to earth, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused based professional committed to helping you instigate lasting change. Utilizing a direct and compassionate approach, Lauren can guide you to achieve your therapeutic goals and ultimately change your life.

Jim Gross

LIMHP

Jim Gross

As trust lays the foundation for healthy connection with others, it is through relationship healing and change take place.

Carla Habrich

LIMHP, LPC, LADC

Carla Habrich

A compassionate, empathetic, solution-focused, professional dedicated to serving others.

Meghan Herek

LIMHP, LCSW

Meghan Herek

“The best way out is always through” – Robert Frost.

Meghan hopes to support you through hard times, change, and consistent struggles. She a strong, direct approach that is wrapped with compassion and empathy, and humor! She doesn’t believe that shame is effective in helping us grow or gain insight. Although Meghan will be straightforward, it's her hope that you will not feel ashamed or punished. You might think you are “beyond help”. But the truth is, we all DESERVE therapy. It’s a gift. It’s never too late to begin.

Kristina Jensen

LIMHP, LCSW

Kristina Jensen

Kristina has a masters of social work from university of Nebraska and have many years' experiences in the field. Kristina has worked in in-patient and out- patient setting, helping people managing symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental health.

Much of Kristina's experience has been working with people who are recovering from domestic violence, and narcissistic abuse. Kristina works with individuals in a client-centered, trauma focused approach to help people explore their inner workings to help create the life they are envisioning. Kristina is trained in EMDR, and can help process past or present trauma to assist in healing and remove barriers that keeps you stuck.

Jennifer M. Kelly

LIMHP, LCSW

Jennifer M. Kelly

Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do. - Brene Brown Jen is here to help you navigate the changes and challenges of life through guidance, education, motivation, unconditional support and empathy. She believes in the strength, goodness, capability and resilience of those who seek therapy. Jen’s approach in therapy is to work from a client-centered, strength based and mind/body/spirit perspective. Jen received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner specializing in the areas of trauma, grief, life transitions, LGBTQ+ issues, anxiety, depression, relationships and personal growth.

Sara Murphy

MS, PLMHP

Sara Murphy

As a therapist, Sara believes that every person has their own unique perspectives and experiences. With that, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. Sara believes that everyone could benefit from someone lending a hand to help conquer the human experience. Sara has experience working with adolescents/teens and families, individuals recovering from substance abuse or with past complex trauma.

Cari Ott

MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Cari Ott

“You are a human being; you are not a diagnosis” Cari believes that each person deserves to find a provider who will truly listen to their story in order to achieve the best treatment and recovery possible. If you are looking for a holistic provider who will listen to your story and consider your entire symptom profile, Cari may be the perfect fit for you. Together, we can develop a treatment plan to improve your mental health and wellness.

Liz Pierce

MS, PLMHP, NCC

Liz Pierce

Finding the right therapist for you or your child can be a stressful process. Liz’s mission is to make that process easier. She believes in creating a safe space where everyone is treated with the decency and respect they deserve, while using a person-centered approach with every client. Liz has been working with children, teens, and families since the age of 14.

Liz has a Masters in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She has a license to practice mental health in the state of Nebraska. In addition, Liz is certified to run an attachment-based parenting program called Circle of Security, Affirming Care, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Liz believes in a person-centered approach and will introduce skills to best suit your specific needs. Liz also runs an all Female Teen DBT Group on Mondays.

Emily Rokon

LIMHP, LCSW

Emily Rokon

Whether you have been in therapy before, or it’s your first time, it takes courage to reach out and share your story. Emily's goal as a therapist is to provide a compassionate, caring and safe space for individuals, couples and families to develop positive and healthy changes to improve overall wellness. Having someone to talk to is a powerful tool and you deserve a space to share your thoughts. She's not afraid to face hard things with clients. Emily can hold hope for you even if you are having difficulty accessing that hope for yourself!

Paige Seier

LIMHP, CMSW

Paige Seier

Taking the first step to start therapy can be overwhelming. Paige strives to help her clients feel
understood and comfortable by creating a therapy environment where clients can feel
empowered to make positive changes in their personal lives. Paige believes that healing is
possible, even after the most difficult experiences. The important thing for her clients to know
is that they do not have to do it alone.

R. Dawn Slominski

DNP, APRN

R. Dawn Slominski

(Rebecca) Dawn Slominski is a nurse practitioner with a doctorate degree specializing in behavioral/mental health treatment. She has more than 3 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, 25+ years in the nursing field. Dawn believes in providing individualized treatment plans based on the unique circumstances of each client. She does this by treating each individual with respect, kindness, and compassion. Dawn believes people have innate healing abilities, clients are people not illnesses, recovery involves addressing causes not just symptoms, and healing takes a collaborative approach. She seeks to empower individuals and families through intervention, treatment, education, support, and advocacy. In doing this an individual’s balance and quality of life can be improved.

Lana Smith

APRN, PMHNP-BC

Lana Smith

Mental health affects every aspect of our life. Mental health conditions are medical conditions just like heart disease and diabetes. Through medication, therapy and encouragement countless individuals find comfort and peace.

Megan VanBenCoten

PLMHP

Megan VanBenCoten

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” -Brene Brown

As a therapist, Megan believes everyone deserves the chance to improve our mental health and develop into the best version of ourselves. Life challenges everyone with physical and mental obstacles, but she will help you break those down and overcome them as we enter this therapeutic journey together.

Leah Wayman

LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist

Leah Wayman

Jackie Wayman

APRN, PMHNP-BC

Jackie Wayman

You are the architect of your own life. Jackie partners with you to ensure you have a solid foundation to build on.

With nearly a decade in healthcare, Jackie has dedicated her career to helping people feel their best. She is a firm believer that mental health is a complex balance of physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. She empowers you to start today on a new journey, regardless of where you are beginning. Jackie enjoys getting to know people and prioritizes their values, preferences, and needs in creating a comprehensive care plan.

Sara Wolfe

Sara Wolfe

Sara graduated as a nurse in 2006 and always knew she wanted to continue her education in nursing. She was unsure what she was going to do but assumed she would work in a hospital setting with medical patients. She was introduced to the mental health piece of patient care and knew this is what she wanted to further her education in. She feels that helping others is an honor and is grateful for the opportunity to do so. Sara is a biker, gardener, enjoys cooking, and eating.

Julie Zulkosky

DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FOUNDING PARTNER

Julie Zulkosky

Julie grew up primarily in the Pacific Northwest and moved to Omaha to attend Creighton University and because of numerous opportunities, she now calls Omaha home. Professionally, Julie has worked in acute care for over a decade. Those years have helped her shape her definition of holistic care and the impact it can have on physical and mental patient outcomes. Academically, she is a proud graduate of Creighton University where she received her bachelor’s, master's, and doctorate degrees. That training helped to reinforce her holistic approach by translating evidence-based practice and alternative medicine into plans of care that can maximize patient outcomes.