Ameen Wahba (he, him, his) received his undergraduate degree in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health as well as his masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The University of Nebraska – Omaha. He completed his practicum and internship at the Community Counseling Clinic at The University of Nebraska – Omaha and The Omaha Correctional Center, respectively. While at Omaha Correctional Center, Ameen co-facilitated group therapy with a focus on Anger Management and The Outpatient Healthy Lives Program (oHeLP), utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as providing individual short-term and on-going therapy.
Rooted in client-centered therapy, Ameen works in an empathic non-directive way, collaborating with clients to discover their own solutions and insights through self exploration and creative expression. Informed by a range of therapeutic thinking and evidence-based modalities including Existential Psychotherapy, Gestalt, Attachment Theory, and mindfulness-based practices, Ameen opens the therapeutic exchange in a range of ways that are in alignment and attuned to the client’s personality and values, further catalyzing effective and lasting therapeutic change, whether that be short-term and solution-oriented or ongoing and exploratory. Ameen is firmly grounded in the belief that psychotherapy can be a liberatory practice and is committed to combating oppression in the world at large as well as within the field of mental health. Ameen’s practice focuses on working with individuals, couples, and groups age 12 and older.