Dr. Tapley graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Clinical Psychology Training Program. She has completed all requirements for licensure as a psychologist except the national exam. Thus, she bills and practices using her master’s degree license. She has been a counselor for over 25 years. She has worked or trained at a number of agencies in Lincoln including the Lancaster County Community Mental Health Center, Crisis Center, Lincoln Regional Center, Lincoln Lancaster Drug Projects (now called CenterPointe), Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Nebraska Department of Corrections, etc.
Dr. Tapley treats children, adolescents, families, individuals, and couples. She offers daytime and evening hours. She accepts most insurance plans and private pay. For the private pay rate, please contact the Williamsburg Behavioral Psychology office for further information. In addition to most private insurance plans, she is a Medicaid provider with all three insurance panels. Co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles are payable at the time of service. Debit cards, credit cards, checks, and cash are accepted.
Professionally, Dr. Tapley is interested in Autism Spectrum Disorder (including the previous diagnosis of Asperger’s Disorder), Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), suicidal ideation, ADHD, OCD, behavior issues, parenting issues, school problems, lifespan development/lifespan developmental psychopathology, grief, trauma, PTSD, and resiliency. Divorce issues, and co-parenting through divorce are other areas of interest to her.
Dr. Tapley has experience working with the courts, attorneys, and clients on divorce and foster care system matters. She has worked with both biological parents trying to regain custody of their children, and foster or adoptive children/families. She is also familiar with the correctional system and is a Registered Service Provider with juvenile and adult probation.
Dr. Tapley also specializes in working with non-English speaking clients from various cultures. She utilizes live interpreters during therapy sessions. She strives to provide effective and culturally competent services.
Her Therapeutic Approach
Dr. Tapley is warm, kind, caring, and has a sense of humor. She is genuine, down to earth, and pragmatic. She believes in an individual’s ability to change. She assists clients in realizing their goals, potential, strengths, and life satisfaction/enjoyment. She is primarily uses a cognitive-behavioral framework, but is also eclectic in the use of other therapy modalities, if appropriate. She provides evidence based treatment. Sometimes she will use the dynamics of what is happening in the room as a way to assist clients in seeing how the same dynamic appears in their daily life, and how to change it. Clients are often assigned “homework” to do between therapy sessions to work on issues brought up in treatment.
Speaking Engagements/Continuing Education: Dr. Tapley is available to speak to your group or provide continuing education on a variety of mental health topics. Please contact Dr. Tapley at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding available topics, speaker fees, and times available.
Internships: Dr. Tapley supervises full and part-time internships for undergraduate and master’s level interns. She has worked with interns from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Doane College, and Union College. She offers year long, semester long, and summer internship opportunities. She will typically have 1-2 interns at a time. Please contact Dr. Tapley directly if you are a student interested in an internship. She can be contacted via email at email@example.com. An internship application requires a current resume, college transcript, and three references. All applicants are interviewed for appropriate fit for an internship position. Interns are expected to commit 10-20 hours a week to their internship.
Insurance Plans Accepted
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Medicaid (All three Panels)
• Nebraska Total Care
• UHC Community Plan
- Maritain Health
- MHNet (Coventry)
- Midland’s Choice (Assurant Health, Regional Care, Inc.)
- Pacific Source
- Principal Life
Dr. Tapley does not accept Tricare or Medicare for seniors at this time.