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Laura is a trauma and mood disorder specialist, who has worked with  complex adult patients for over a decade. Laura works by personal referral only, and focuses most of her time on the community presence, leadership and mentorship needs of the Lifespan clinic and team.


Laura provides consultation on complex cases, as well for those needing support in their own somatic clinical practitioner journey.

Laura is in network with:

           Nebraska Medicaid         


           Blue Cross Blue Shield         

           United Health Care/UMR         

           Midlands Choice                   






About Laura

Laura Kinney began her human services career in Omaha as a teenager, becoming a volunteer for the WCA (then YWCA) domestic violence crisis line. Laura pursued her psychology degree at Creighton University, and then trained as a clinical social worker at the Grace Abbot School of Social Work / University of Nebraska Omaha. During her time there, Laura was selected to receive a competitive fellowship and appointed as a graduate teaching assistant to the school's director. 

After a clinical practicum at Heartland Family Service, Laura was hired as a staff therapist and completed her provisional training in a rigorous setting, providing office based treatment as well as in shelters, criminal justice referrals, child welfare and court systems, and schools. During this time, Laura also served on a mobile crisis response team in the field, assisting police and emergency medical staff with mental health crises, in Iowa and Nebraska.

Laura has honed her skills in assessment and trauma work inside hospital emergency departments, in-home support work and therapy consulting rooms. She is a sought after mentor in the development of strong and well rounded clinicians  as well as practice management. Laura is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) as well as all 4 phases of cutting edge treatment, Brainspotting.

Laura is a graduate of Leadership Omaha Class 43, a former member of the Board of Directors for Nebraska National Association of Social Workers, co president of the Board for Brighten Our Future Early Learning Center, and serves on guilds for Omaha Children's Museum and the Rose Theater. 

All of Lifespan's clinicians are under the direct mentorship of Laura, and are committed to the embodiment of client-centered care and clinical excellence in the Heartland. 

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