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Dr. Doug Tillman

Clinical Director

308-381-7487 Ext. 223

Doug began his career path in 1999 when he graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He then entered the law enforcement field where he worked for the Kearney Police Department and the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office for a combined five years. He more deeply entered the helping profession when he began working with troubled adolescents at the I Believe in Me Ranch in Kearney and as a child protection and safety worker for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. During this time, Doug was introduced to the counseling profession and began taking classes at UNK in community counseling, now clinical mental health. Doug completed this program in 2007 and began work as a counselor soon after for Family Resources.

In the fall of 2008, Doug began pursuing a doctorate in counselor education at the University of South Dakota. For the next two years, Doug traveled from Kearney to Vermillion, S.D., weekly in pursuit of this doctorate. During this time, he also taught counseling courses as an adjunct instructor. In the fall of 2011, Doug completed his qualitative dissertation on how counselors develop confidence in working with clients in the area of spirituality and/or religion, and he graduated in December 2011. Currently, Doug teaches at UNK, mentors emerging professionals in the counseling profession and actively engages in research within the counseling field. He continues his private counseling practice with Family Resources. Doug is an active member of the Nebraska Counseling Association and serves in various leadership roles.

Joined Family Resources in 2007
Kearney office

BS, Criminal Justice – University of Nebraska at Kearney

MS Ed, Community Counseling – University of Nebraska at Kearney

Doctorate in Counseling – University of South Dakota

Licensed Independent Mental Health Professional 

  • Children
  • Families and couples
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Anger
  • Life transitions