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Psychologist for Children
Jea Theis

Jea Theis


Program Director, Co-founder, Treasurer

Jea Theis is a licensed independent mental health counselor and clinical social worker. Jea has been working in the social services and mental health field for twenty years, starting out in the area of family violence, as a men's domestic violence counselor and CPS worker.  After completing her MSW degree, Jea practiced in a community mental health counseling center, worked as a social worker and grief counselor for a home and hospice agency, and has spent many years working children and families impacted by sexual abuse and other trauma. Jea has received specialized training in Expressive Arts Therapy, EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Brainspotting, CPP (Child-Parent Psychotherapy), TFCBT (Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Parent-child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT), and Compassion Fatigue. Jea is passionate about increasing awareness around compassion fatigue - providing education and consultation to agencies and supporting those working in helping professions in our community. Jea has worked in Private practice for the last eight years and is co-founder of an innovative mental health practice called Omaha Therapy and Arts Collaborative (OTAC), which opened April 2016.  Jea also recently co-founded NExT Foundation (Nebraska Expressive Arts Therapy Foundation), a non-profit organization in Omaha with a mission of bringing Expressive Arts and Mental Health care to marginalized and underserved members of the community.

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