General Psychiatry Clinical Services

Mood and anxiety disorders are very common problems that affect people’s quality of life, personal relationships, productivity and general health. The General Psychiatry faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center provides diagnostic evaluations, treatment recommendations and second opinions for a wide array of mental health problems for adults between the ages of 18 and 65. Our compassionate clinicians use evidence-based approaches to provide patients with behavioral health problems and neuro-developmental disorders potentially beneficial diagnostic evaluations and multidisciplinary treatment options.

We provide a full spectrum of therapeutic services that include short and long-term outpatient individual psychotherapies, pharmacotherapy, and education to caregivers and participation in research for the benefit of our patients. Our clinicians see patients at the UNMC Department of Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, the UNMC Physicians Village Pointe Clinic, the Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Assertive Community Treatment Team, and Telepsychiatry Consultation Services to the Norfolk Regional Center. Our faculty also consults with local community non-profit mental health and substance abuse agencies to provide psychiatric services to persons with low income and serious mental health needs.

Marley Doyle, MD serves as the division director of the Outpatient Adult Psychiatry.
Ashish Sharma, MD  serves as the director of the UNMC Hospital Psychiatry Services.

Psychiatrists:
Alëna A. Balasanova, MD, Assistant Professor
Kristen Baus, MD, Assistant Professor
Jeana Benton, MD, Assistant Professor
Marley A. Doyle, MD, Assistant Professor
Lauren Edwards, Assistant Professor
Matthew Egbert, MD Associate Professor
Sharon J Hammer, MD Assistant Professor
VaKara Meyer Karre, MD, Assistant Professor
Stephen Salzbrenner, MD, Assistant Professor
Ashish Sharma, MD, Professor
Sheritta A Strong, MD Assistant Professor
Rebecca L Wysoske, MD Assistant Professor
Kenneth A. Zoucha, MD, Assistant Professor

Clinical Therapists:
Necol Arens, LICSW, PLADC
Erin Bagwell, LICSW, LMHP
Denise Falcon, LICSW
Jill Hart, LPC, PLADC
Christine Hoffman, LCSW, LMHP
Meagan Kankovsky, LICSW
Jason Lemen, LMHP, LICSW
Debi Pittock, LICSW
Sara Walker, MS, LIMHP

Physicians Assistants:
Mark Aksamit, PA-C, PSY-CAQ
Kelly Gassman, MPAS, PA-C
Reed Jarecke, PA-C

Nurse Practitioners:
Leigh Cook, APRN-NP
Maggie Emerson, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Anna Fuder-Boehm, APRN
Kathleen Langdon, APRN

Nurses:
Phoebe Gearhart
Julie F Griffin RN
Cathy Schnieders, RN

Contact Information:
Maggie Milner, BSN, MSW
Associate Clinic Manager
985578 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5578
Phone: (402) 552-6007