Optimal Counseling and Consulting

Our Team

Our team of expert, caring therapists will provide the personalized support and guidance you need.

Education & Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10
  • School: University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License No. and State: Nebraska/LIMHP 3157
  • License No. and State:  Nebraska/LADC 

Ryan Evans

Ryan is a nationally certified counselor, licensed independent mental health practitioner, and licensed drug and alcohol counselor. An Omaha native, he received his Community Counseling degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2012.

He specializes in addressing depression and anxiety, helping adolescents and adults overcome substance abuse, supporting individuals struggling with chronic illnesses, and building strong family relationships.

After 8 years in private practice as a solo practitioner, Ryan founded Optimal Counseling & Consulting, expanding his practice to better serve the mental health needs of individuals, couples, and families in the Omaha metro area.

Ryan is an avid outdoorsman, exercise enthusiast and food lover.

Education & Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2018
  • License No. and State: Nebraska/LIMHP 3157
  • License No. and State: Nebraska/LADC 1371

Katey Hancock,

Katey is a licensed independent mental health practitioner and licensed drug and alcohol counselor. She received her master’s degree in addiction and co-occurring disorders from Hazelden Betty Ford graduate school of addiction studies. Katey has worked in variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient substance use treatment, higher education, and as a supervisor at a non-profit organization.

Her areas of focus include anxiety, depression, addiction, interpersonal relationship difficulties and life transitions. She believes that therapy can bring conscious awareness to adaptive patterns and limiting beliefs that hold us back from living authentically. Katey uses a casual, non-judgmental approach to sessions, drawing from several styles of therapy based on client needs.

Our Approach

We utilize evidenced based treatment approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and integrated treatment methods.

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