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How Bluestem Health Helps You Prioritize Your Mental Health

Our Medical and Behavioral Health providers understand how mental health plays a very important role in maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit. 

Despite increasing awareness, there is still a lingering stigma surrounding mental health. Many people feel hesitant about seeking help for their mental well-being. There are many reasons for this, but more often than not, it comes from a fear of judgment or misunderstanding from others. Some of us may also be convincing ourselves that we are fine when we are not. It is important to realize that seeking support for mental health may be beneficial to one’s overall health.

Bluestem Health’s Approach to Mental Health

At Bluestem Health, our Medical and Behavioral Health providers in Lincoln understand how mental health plays a very important role in maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit. We work together to provide an individualized plan of care that takes all of these aspects into consideration. 

Our Behavioral Health program’s goal is to simplify the process of getting the help you need for your mental health. The first step is to schedule an appointment with one of our providers. You may not need physical care, but as stated, your mind and body go hand in hand, and an annual checkup will give you an opportunity to talk about your overall health.

While at your appointment, you can mention to your provider that you are struggling with your mental and/or emotional well-being. Your doctor will ask you some questions to get to know you and learn more about your concerns. If appropriate, your doctor can have you consult with one of our psychologists at that same time to see what you may need going forward. It may be about scheduling an appointment with a psychologist to talk more in depth about how you are struggling, or receiving tips to enhance and improve your daily life, or exploring medication options.

Meet Our Psychologists

Nishma Naiomi Ramos-González, LIMHP 

Nishma Ramos-González, LIMHP, grew up in Puerto Rico and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico. She moved to the U.S. and pursued her Master of Arts in Forensic Mental Health Counseling, and her Doctor of Clinical Psychology at California Southern University.

Throughout her work as a bilingual mental health professional, Nishma has witnessed how language and culture could impact the clients’ access, participation, and response to medical and psychological services. As such, she has been dedicated to using her professional experiences and language abilities to serve different populations with a range of abilities, challenges, and diagnoses, particularly individuals with limited English proficiency. At Bluestem, she enjoys offering culturally sensitive integrated behavioral health interventions to underserved communities and Latinx clients.

Nishma loves to spend time with her family and loved ones in Nebraska and Puerto Rico. She enjoys traveling, but also takes pleasure in spending time at home and enjoying her hobbies.

Abigail Lamp, PLMHP

Abigail Lamp, PLMHP, is a Clinical Psychologist. She is originally from Wichita, Kansas, but fell in love with Nebraska after matching for an internship here. Her passion for helping those in need grew stronger when her dad was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. As her family navigated their way through the hardships of his illness, Abigail had no doubts about her decision to continue on her path to assisting those in times of distress.

Abigail majored in Psychology at Butler Community College in Eldorado, Kansas. She received her Bachelor of Science after attending Friends University in Wichita. She majored in Clinical Psychology at Oklahoma City University and was awarded her Master of Science and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology. While obtaining her education, she volunteered and worked with both children and adults who struggled with their behavioral and mental health at a variety of clinics, hospitals, and mental health programs. She discovered her passion for women’s and pediatric mental health during those experiences.

As a therapist, Abigail appreciates that Bluestem Health’s purpose is to care for anyone who seeks help. She values the objective of its Behavioral Health program – to bridge the gap between the healthcare provider and psychologist, ensuring you receive the proper care for their physical and emotional well-being. She strives to redefine what therapy means, by offering strategies that aren’t typically viewed as forms of therapy, such as little tips that will improve quality of life. Her advice to patients is to try to focus on the little joys – even if it’s as simple as a cup of coffee, it’s important to recognize things that make them happy from day to day.

When not helping people, Abigail is usually spending time with her dogs that she rescued.

Take the First Step in Prioritizing Your Mental Health

Taking care of your mental health is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. Just as we invest time in our physical health through exercise and nutritious eating, we must also prioritize our mental well-being. Seeing a psychologist is a powerful step toward achieving a balanced and fulfilling life. At Bluestem Health, we want to make this process as easy as possible for our patients. Don’t hesitate to take that first step toward a healthier, happier you by reaching out to a Bluestem Health psychologist today. Your mental health matters, and you are worth the investment. Schedule an appointment by calling (402) 476-1455.

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