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.
Toni Daniels, MSW, LIMHP, LICSW
Toni Daniels, MSW, LIMHP, LICSW is one of the highly qualified therapist supporting the mission of Turning Point Behavioral Health and Addiction Counseling. She is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and a Certified Master of Social Work. She has a long-lasting interest in working in social services and gained valuable experience working in a wide and diverse range of environments. While pursuing an undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Nebraska – Omaha, Toni worked as a secretary and certified nursing assistant at a facility that provided various services for those with brain and spinal injuries. After graduating, she decided to pursue a career in human services and began working as a family support and visitation worker with an Omaha community support agency. With a growing passion for helping children and families, Toni became a Children and Family Services Specialist with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in Fremont, Nebraska, working with ongoing cases before transferring to a permanency unit to work with youth who needed permanency.
Toni returned to graduate school at the Grace Abbott School of Social Work at the University of Nebraska – Omaha, earning a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. Her practicum placements and experience included hospice and home health care, as well as outpatient mental health therapy, observing and working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric clients. Towards the end of her graduate studies, Toni returned to family support work with an agency in Fremont, working in rural counties to assist families and adolescents in building life skills and parenting. She also volunteered for two years with a Lincoln area Foster Care Review Office board to review child welfare cases that had youth placed outside of the home in order to offer recommendations for moving towards returning children home.
Following graduation, Toni began working at Fremont Health Medical Center’s Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit for adults and geriatric clients, working with an interdisciplinary team while providing group, family, and individual therapy for those with mental health crises and trauma, including co-occurring disorders and severe and persistent mental illness.
Toni is looking forward to complementing the Turning Point team and enjoys empowering individuals and families to use their strengths to reach their goals, not only in a therapeutic setting, but individually, in their family, at work or in school, and in their community.
Leslie Toovey, Office/Billing Manager
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. Currently she is taking classes to obtain her licensed drug/alcohol certification to become a substance abuse counselor.