Sue Gelster MA, LIMHP, LPC
Mental Health Therapist
I grew up in rural Nebraska and always enjoyed helping others. I attended UNL for my Bachelor’s degree and initially planned to major in pre-law. I took a mental health class and discovered my passion for mental health and added another major of psychology to my pre-law/political science major. I continued my education with a Master’s in Counseling at Doane College. I completed practicums at CenterPointe, the Independence Center and Bryan/LGH Adult Affective Disorders Unit. I also worked for the State of Nebraska as a Service Coordinator with Developmental Disabilities Division while going to school for my Master’s Degree. In 2001, I moved to Geneva to work as a therapist at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center-Geneva. I was there for 18 years. This population consisted of adjudicated female adolescents and their families. I provided group, individual and family therapy. I have been at FCH since December 2019 and initially was involved in the Structured Outpatient Program (SOP) completing group and individual therapy. Currently, my primary role is providing individual therapy services to youth in a school setting as well as providing support and training to school staff through the hospital’s school contracts. I also currently provide individual therapy services through the hospital’s outpatient program. I enjoy being able to help others and have a passion for working with children.
I have had additional training and experience with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Disruptive Behaviors, Emotional Dysregulation, Low Self-esteem, and Impulse Control.