What do you treat?
Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC offers services ranging from diagnostic evaluation, psychotherapy, and mediation management. Dr. Handler treats adults with depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, insomnia, and many others. We enjoy working with patients using a collaborative approach involving other clinical providers such as therapists, counselors, and primary care physicians when needed.
Who don’t you treat?
Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC does not treat patients with the following conditions:
Self-harm behaviors in the last 3 months
Suicide attempts in the last 3 months
Recent inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations
Active suicidal or homicidal ideations
Active eating disorder
Active substance use disorder
What states are you licensed in?
Nancy Handler, MD is currently licensed to practice psychiatry in the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma.
Are appointments virtual or in-person?
Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC offers both in-person and online appointments. For virtual appointments, click the link on the website to join the waiting room. The sessions are HIPAA compliant using our telemedicine platform. In-person appointments are available with advanced notice.
I am interested in become a patient. What is the next step?
We are so glad to hear this and would be happy to have you as one of our patients! Please visit the “new patients” tab (click here). You can request a free 15 minute initial phone consultation with Dr. Handler after completing the pre-screening form.
During the initial phone appointment, we will review your goals for treatment and determine whether Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC is the right fit for you.
If we both agree to move forward, we will schedule an appointment for an initial diagnostic consultation appointment either virtually or in-person.
How often will we meet?
Dr. Handler will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan to determine the follow-up visitations based on our clinical needs. Depending on the complexity and the acuity of one’s clinical conditions, patients are seen between every 2 weeks and 2 months for medication management. Patients are seen more frequently during times of medication initiation and while changes are being made to the medication type and dosage.
Do you take insurance?
We are now accepting a few commercial insurances in addition to our private pay option.
The insurances we accept are Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Midlands Choice, Centivo, and Oscar. We do not participate in Medicare and Medicaid.
If you choose to not use insurance, we simply require payment in full at the time of the appointment.
If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you may use this to pay for treatment.
What is your bill rate for private pay?
Rates vary by appointment type. Please call our office for information.
Are you able to see patients who do not speak English?
Unfortunately at this time, Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC does not have providers who speak any languages other than English. We hope this will change in the future.
What if I need to talk to the doctor or have an emergency?
Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC is not able to provide crisis clinic support and does not offer emergency services or after-hours care.
If you cannot wait to speak with Dr. Handler at your next appointment, or are having a life threatening emergency, please call 911 or go the nearest emergency room. You may also call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), which is a confidential hotline staffed by trained mental health counselors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Other emergency resources available to anyone in crisis are:
Boystown National Hotline: 1-800-448-3000
Safe Harbor- peer-run cirsis diversion: 402-715-4226
Veteran's Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 838255
Spanish Speaking Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDA (784-2434)
Nebraska Medicine Emergency Services (Adults only)
4350 Dewey Ave
Omaha, NE 68105
Lasting Hope Recovery Center
415 S 25th Ave
Omaha, NE 68131
Douglas County Health Center (Adults Only)
4102 Woolworth Ave
Omaha, NE 68105
Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital (Adults Only)
933 E Pierce Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
CHI Health Immanuel
6901 N. 72ng Street
Omaha, NE 68122
CHI Mercy Hospital Council Bluffs
800 Mercy Drive
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Why would someone choose to private pay instead of using insurance?
Many people choose to not use their insurance for a variety of reasons. These reasons include: less interference from insurance companies, you have a high-deductable plan, not receiving a bill from insurance at a later date, or, you don't wish to use your insurance benefits.