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Kristi Tackett-Newburg 




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Kristi Tackett-Newburg is the CEO/Founder/Owner of Counseling Connections & Associates, LLC.Kristi is a Business Psychologist and Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner.She has been working in the psychology field for approximately 16 years. Kristi specializes in adult individual therapy and couples therapy.Furthermore, she is a Business Consultant and Executive Coach, specializing in emotional intelligence in the workplace.


Kristi is passionate and energetic and assists her clients in taking steps towards making positive, long-lasting changes in their life.  Kristi's goal is to help clients live up to their fullest potential by offering a safe therapeutic environment.  She takes an eclectic approach when working with her clients; however, she currently specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.


Kristi has completed her Level II training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and is actively utilizing this theoretical approach in her practice. EMDR is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping people heal symptoms related to disturbing life events and/or trauma. There have been numerous controlled studies demonstrating that EMDR can assist people in healing traumatic memories in a much shorter time-frame than with other forms of psychotherapy. Furthermore, EMDR can be successfully used in conjunction with other forms of psychotherapy. Currently, EMDR is the most researched psychotherapeutic treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Moreover, EMDR may be efficacious in treating other mental disorders including phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, etc.


Kristi received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Creighton University. She went on to receive her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University/Illinois School of Professional Psychology and her Ph.D. in Business Psychology in Chicago, IL.Her dissertation research focused on leader emotional intelligence and Millennial subordinate job engagement and turnover intentions.


Kristi is a member of the American Psychological Association, MGMA, American Counseling Association, the Association for Private Practice Therapists, and EMDRIA. 


Doctor of Philosophy: Business Psychology/Consulting

(2018 - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)

Master of Arts: Clinical Psychology

(2003 - Illinois School of Professional Psychology)


Bachelor of Arts: Psychology

(2000 - Creighton University)



Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner

Certified Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Psychological Assistant

Level II training in EMDR





Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Trauma

Job/Career Stress

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Relationship Issues/Couples Counseling

LGBTQ Counseling

Pre-marital Counseling

Stress Management

Anger Management

Grief/Loss Work

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
EMDR Therapy



Mondays: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesdays: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesdays: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Thursdays: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Fridays: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm


Recent Honors/Awards  

Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Inductee (Yale University), 2017

The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. 


Best of Omaha Award for #1 Counseling Service - 2019, 2018, 2017 


Expert Contributor 


Check Out Kristi's Blog on PsychCentral, Success in the Workplace! 



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