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Seanne Larson Emerton

Founder, Therapist

308-381-7487 Ext. 213

Seanne founded Family Resources in 1991 with a passion to use her family systems training to serve the Greater Nebraska area and beyond. Since then, she has counseled, coached and facilitated hundreds of individuals, couples, families and organizations locally, regionally and nationally. She brings a variety of skills to her work, including expertise in working with couples, helping clients grow emotional intelligence, strengthening clients’ internal resources and helping organizations create and sustain healthy workplace environments. She delights in the services Family Resources offers and the great group of colleagues with whom she works.

Seanne’s work with couples includes:

  • Premarital
  • Marital
  • Affairs
  • Healthy divorcing

Seanne has expertise and experience in working with all kinds of couples: straight, gay/lesbian, co-habitating, married, remarried and blended families.

Skill building focuses include:

  • Communicating assertively
  • Fair fighting and negotiation
  • Assessing and managing communication styles and preferences
  • Healing from affairs
  • Sexual satisfaction
  • Value-based money management
  • Sustaining and enhancing positive regard for the partner
  • Discernment counseling (four to six sessions to help couple assess continuation of marriage or divorce)

Seanne also works with depression and anxiety, using techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Seanne has a special interest in spirituality and health and is also a certified life-cycle celebrant, specializing in the art of creating personalized ceremonies. She loves designing and officiating meaningful, one-of-a-kind weddings for couples. (See www.ceremonydesignedforyou.com and www.celebrantinstitute.org for more information.)

Seanne completed advanced clinical training at a national conference held in Denver entitled, “Treating Young Adults:  Failure to Launch”.  The distinguished national faculty included experts in the field and prepared attendees to identify specific diagnostic and treatment approaches to assist client recovery and success in achieving self reliance and independence.  

Seanne recently completed advanced training in Strategic Coaching at the Madanes Strategic Coaching Training in Carlsbad, California on December 4th, 5th and 6th, 2015.  

Seanne enjoys contributing to her community and has served as president of the board of directors for Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska and for Stuhr Museum Foundation and has served as a board member for the Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce.  Additionally, Seanne has served as a board member of the Nebraska Association for Private Practice Therapists and the Nebraska Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  She is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

"I am energized by my coworkers and our positive, creative work environment.  I love working with the clients who find their way to our door.  I enjoy using humor and helping people claim their strengths to energize them in finding solutions. I love to travel, read, hike, canoe, do yoga, write and play the piano, but my family brings me the greatest joy. Our adult sons are happily married and live with their families in Boston and Denver. My husband and I continue to enjoy living on the land my great-great-grandfather homesteaded."

Seanne and Geri Henderson, a former client, collaborated in order to bring about the book Healing from Incest: Intimate Conversations With My Therapist. Healing from Incest tells the journey of a victim-turned-survivor, working with her therapist to find healing. Read more about the book at this link.

Founded Family Resources in 1991
  • BA, Religion and Humanities – Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • MA, Counseling – University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Post-graduate, externship training in marriage and family therapy through Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic
  • Level II Certified, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified to assess and coach EQ-i (emotional intelligence)
  • Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, Celebrant Foundation and Institute, NYC
Specialties
  • Marital and couples
  • Affairs
  • Blended families
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (for trauma and positive resource installation)
  • Life coaching
  • "Failure to Launch" Young Adults
  • EQ-i (emotional intelligence for assessing and coaching)
  • Executive coaching
  • Strategic coaching