Meet Our Team

 

About Dr. Anitra Warrior

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Family and community have always been a highly valued part of my life.  I believe this comes from my cultural heritage and how I was raised.  I was fortunate in that I grew up being raised by my grandparents as well as my parents. I spent a great deal of time with elders in our community.  I essentially assumed every person with white hair on my reservation was my grandparent and I addressed them as such.  These relationships helped me connect with many people across our reservation and I embrace the significance of relationships throughout our lives.

I had the opportunity to attend the Little Priest Tribal College in Winnebago, NE.  After graduation, my family and I moved to Lincoln, NE. and I began at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  I received my BA in Psychology and MA and PhD in Counseling Psychology. I have been able to obtain a great deal of experience in counseling and administration.  I have worked with diverse backgrounds and have been honored to share experiences with the people I serve.

 

About Tara

 
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Tara is the Office Manager and has been with us for two years. She received her Associates of Arts Degree from Little Priest Tribal College in December of 2013. She is responsible for setting up appointments, insurance claims and patient accounts. Tara’s previous employment has been with the Winnebago Public School and the Lincoln Public School. Tara worked one on one with children on the autism spectrum for a few years. She has lived in Lincoln for 12 years and loves the family oriented atmosphere. During her spare time Tara enjoys learning and teaching her children their native language, Ponca. As well as playing sports and watching her children play sports.

 

 

About Sydney

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Sydney is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. She grew up in North Platte, NE and moved to the Lincoln area for college shortly after graduating high school. She graduated in May of 2014 from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In May of 2018, she graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. As a therapist, she uses a variety of techniques but tends to use more Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has always enjoyed working with others to help them achieve any goals they may have and looks forward to doing that in a structured setting with clients. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, being in the outdoors, fishing, and playing with their dogs, Gunner and Murphy.

 

 

About Cindy

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My name is Cindy Von Seggern, and I am incredibly excited to join Morningstar Counseling! l am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist - NE 959, having received my Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and M.A. at Boston College. I am originally from a small community in Iowa, having then moved across the country for my education and training before making Lincoln my permanent home. I have had training and work experience in multiple settings, from secondary schools, universities, community mental health agencies, a physical health rehabilitation hospital, sexual violence agencies, and substance abuse treatment centers. Further, I have experience with working with persons from diverse backgrounds with a myriad of presenting concerns. I have additionally spent many years providing outreach to the University of Lincoln - Nebraska, educating students about mental health needs and concerns, as well as have provided training and supervision to psychologists-in-training. These experiences have shaped me as a generalist - meaning I have training and experience to treat the common mental health concerns persons may experience - with specific expertise in emerging young adult issues/transitions, collaborative mood disorder treatment, trauma, SPMI including eating disorders, and substance abuse concerns.

My approach to counseling is very collaborative, where we first begin with gathering your narrative of what makes you "you," next identifying the concerns that brought you to therapy, and creating a plan to address the concerns and assist you in growing towards the path and person you want to be. You will find much of what we do is having conversations that are exploratory and discovery-based, assisting you in growing your awareness and insight of yourself so to grow your authority with making the change you need and want in your life. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me; I look forward to assisting those I serve with the change process and provide support to achieve the growth and peace they are looking for.