Kelli Czarnick


Kelli is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and Certified Professional Counselor in the state of Nebraska. She has worked in a variety of settings including community based agencies, juvenile detention, schools, homes, and private practice.  She received her Master's Degree at the University of Nebraska-Kearney and completed her internship in private practice, community-based mental health, and at the Grand Island Veteran's Home before moving to Lincoln to begin her career.

Kelli initially focused her practice on working with at-risk youth and those involved with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, as well as providing school-based therapy services in rural communities.  In addition, she assisted with case management/coordination and collaborated with various agencies.  She has spent a significant portion of her career completing comprehensive mental health and co-occurring evaluations for juveniles.  Over the last several years, the focus of her practice has broadened and includes working with children 0 to 5 who have experienced trauma to repair attachment to a caregiver by providing Child-Parent Psychotherapy, as well as to providing outpatient therapy services to children and adults of all ages.  A special interest is in working with women's issues, transitions, life stressors, and relationship challenges.

In addition to therapy, Kelli previously was on the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Board in Lincoln and has worked in various capacities with program planning and implementation in the human services.  

Kelli is the mother to 4 daughters, ages 5 to 15, and has experience as a foster and adoptive parent.  She and her children enjoy spending time together at home, going shopping, and going out to eat.  When she is not working, she is typically taking her children to and from their various activities.