Our Team

Tamara Kenning, MA, LIMHP, LPC, LADC

Tamara Kenning, MA, LIMHP, LPC, LADC

Tamara Kenning, MA., LIMHP, LPC, LADC is the Owner of Turning Point Behavioral Health & Addiction Counseling P.C. She is a Licensed Independent Mental Health, Behavioral Health and Addictions Counselor. She became a foster sister at the age of 12 and she has seen the trials and tribulations that many families and individuals face due to Substance Use, Mental Health, Impacts of Trauma, Generational Learned Behaviors and more. This invaluable experience outlined the ground work for her to develop a career in Counseling & Human Services. Tamara is also the Director of the Human Services Program at Concordia University, Nebraska. She has a passion and desire to advocate for other individuals. She has been employed in a variety of In-Patient and Out-Patient capacities, which played roles in defining her mission to help others work towards discovering their inner strengths to achieve their life desires, educational, occupational and personal goals.

Turning Point Behavioral Health & Addiction Counseling, P.C. is a Dual Diagnosis Out-Patient Treatment program, which Kenning opened in October, 2014. Tamara graduated from Midland College with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing in 1999. She started pursuing her Master of Arts in Counseling in 2008, during this time she also worked as a Service Coordinator, working in collaboration with DHHS, Families and Community Providers to ensure the safety, permanency and welling being of those she served. Tamara graduated from Doane University (Lincoln Campus) in May, 2011.

Tamara has done trainings on Trauma Informed Care, Adoption Competency, EMDR, DBT, CBT, Smart Recovery, Motivational Interviewing and More. Tamara is a qualified provider for the State of Nebraska Judicial Branch Office of Probation for adult and adolescent co-occurring and substance abuse assessments and outpatient therapy ordered by the courts. She is looking forward to working with individuals in helping them find the Turning Point in their lives.

Leslie Toovey

Leslie Toovey, PLADC, Office/Billing Manager

Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Leslie Toovey received her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2000.  She worked in Human Resources for several years before she stayed home to raise her 3 children. While providing foster care for several years, Leslie realized the immense impact that addiction/substance abuse had on both children and families.  Leslie received her Provisional Drug and Alcohol license in May 2019.

Leslie is currently a registered service provider for the State of Nebraska Judicial Branch Office of Probation for the Standardized Model for the Delivery of Substance Use Services. She is able to provide outpatient alcohol/drug abuse and addiction therapy services including alcohol/drug abuse evaluations, individual therapy, family/couples therapy, group therapy, and client and community presentations. She is looking forward to working with individuals to better understand and overcome their addictions.