About Us


Joan Schwan Counseling Services, P.C. is the right choice!

Have you been searching for a reliable and honest counseling service? Look no further, your search is over. If you are feeling lost, are facing a problem you don't know how to handle or would just like to talk to someone, please contact us.

Dependable, Confidential, Professional and Trustworthy are more than just words at Joan Schwan Counseling Services, P.C. We accept Medicaid and most major health insurance coverage. Joan is a member of the Nebraska Counseling Association, and has achieved Fellow Status with the American Psychotherapy Association.

Joan Schwan

Joan Schwan holds a Masters Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, which she obtained in 2004. Joan holds a Bachelor Degree Health and Human Services Administration from Bellvue University, and an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Joan began her career as an early education teacher and director of preschool program. Joan then worked for 15 years for the State of Nebraska in the area of child abuse/neglect and the legal system. She was involved in drafting legislation to improve child welfare issues, child abuse prosecution and services for families. Following obtaining her counseling degree, Joan worked in another therapy group practice where she had the opportunity to receive additional training and supervision in bonding and attachment treatment. Joan has attended additional multiple-day training in Bonding and Attachment at the Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska in Omaha, NE. She has completed training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has attended yearly trainings provided by Child Guidance in Lincoln regarding sexual behaviors in youth.
Joan has been active in community involvement and has previously served on the CASA Board, Association of Child Abuse Prevention Board, Foster Care Review Board, Investigative and Treatment team of Lancaster Conty, Governor's Commission for the Protection of Children. Joan has been a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and the Nebraska Counseling Association. She is a current Diplomat status in the American Psychotherapy Association.
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Joan has 3 biological children, who are all grown adults. Joan has been a foster parent for over 27 years. I have walked the life of dealing with challenging children in a very personal and real way. I believe this helps me understand at a deeper level the challenges the clients I serve face. I have provided a safe and loving home for pregnant teens, babies and youth. Joan is active in her church, Peace Lutheran, and is on the Mission Action team, which provides Vacation Bible School to local mobile home communities in the summer. Joan has gone on numerous mission trips to be of service to others, including Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Camp Barnabus in Missouri for Autistic Spectrum and Down Syndrome children. Joan traveled to Russia, Lithuania, and Estonia to provide services, care and support for the orphanages. This again expanded Joan’s understanding and world view of poverty, attachment disorder, the need for medical and mental health care. I have special love for working with multi-cultural issues and special needs children and their families.

My phylosphy in treatment stems from one of the professors at UNK who had a great impact on my own personal journey. Dr. Ken Estes often stated, just be with your client one day longer than they expected. My goal is to provide caring, committed, transparent, and respectful treatment for every client that walks through my door, no matter what their circumstances. I stive to show the unconditional love of Jesus to all my clients.

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Contact us today to make an arrangement to meet with a counselor. Established patients are welcome to call any time with emergencies.