Frequently Asked Questions

If at anytime you would like more information to answer your questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How much does a therapy session cost, and how long are the appointments?

A 50-minute mental health or substance abuse session costs $135; a 20-minute medication check appointment costs $141; a clinical psychologist office visit costs $170; an intake/mental status examination costs $240; a substance abuse assessment costs $265; and a psychiatric medication management intake/evaluation costs $280.  Oasis Counseling’s Befriend Mentoring Program and Kopin’ Kidz Class are both offered free of charge to all participants.


What if I can’t afford to come to therapy due to no insurance, no job, or a large deductible?

At Oasis, no one will be denied access to services due to the inability to pay.  We have discounts available based on family size and income.  We accept private pay, Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans.  We can also subsidize therapy fees through United Way funding, Farm Crisis Vouchers, Christian Workers EAP, OCI’s ‘Friends of Oasis’ fund and foundation grants.


How soon can I get in for an appointment?

We have fourteen counselors and we can usually get you in within 3-5 days or earlier if it is an emergency.  We have morning, afternoon and evening appointments.


Does OCI have a bilingual therapist?

Yes, we have a bilingual therapist that speaks Spanish.  Colleen Stortvedt (DOC, LIMHP, CPC) became fluent in Spanish through her cross-cultural experience in Costa Rica.  While there, she was a professor at the University of San Jose, where she taught English to bilingual secretaries.


How do I know what therapist would be best for my therapy?

The first time you come in any one of the therapists can do the intake session.  One of our clinical supervisors will review the information and will assign you to the therapist with the training that will be most beneficial to you.  If you have a therapist you would like to see, let us know and we will take your preference into consideration.


As a parent, am I in the room all the time with the therapist and my child?

You are always welcome to attend with your child.  For the first session and for mental status evaluations, you are asked to attend to help answer questions.  At other appointments, the therapist may meet with you together, or with just one of you, or divide the appointment between the two of you.


How do I contact you?

You may contact us via phone, mail, in person or by using our Send a Message form.  All contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.


Do you have a brochure you could mail?

Certainly!  Please fill out our Send a Message form below and choose Request a Brochure from the subject dropdown.


Who do I contact to treat a specific diagnosis?

Our counseling services staff specializes in treating several diagnoses.  One of our clinical supervisors will assign therapists to clients.  Based on your client’s need, and upon considering your request, we will provide a highly-skilled and compassionate therapist to partner with you in serving your client.  Please contact our reception desk to find out which therapist works with the diagnosis of interest to you.

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Contact Information

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333 Norfolk Avenue, Second Floor
Norfolk, NE 68701

221 W. Douglas
O’Neill, NE 68763