Who We Are
Comprehensive Treatment & Personal Care
At Alternative Avenues & Associates, we believe in providing quality therapy through comprehensive treatment and personalized care. Utilizing a variety of treatment modalities, programming will be tailored to address each person’s individual needs. Inspired by professionals who believe you get better when we do things together. Let us help you reach your fullest potential by finding the avenue that’s right for you.
We don’t just address the problem,or the last straw that brought you in, but dissect, view, and review how your behaviors got you where you are today. It’s not just about stopping the problem but making sure another one doesn’t develop in its place. We normalize the issues, empower the person, build supports, and practice living without harmful vices. We want to make sure you feel good regardless of your environment; that you are living your authentic and best self. We communicate with external support systems, when appropriate, advocating for the client when needed.
We encourage progress but at a pace that is attainable and sustainable. We don’t shame clients for lack of movement as long as motivation and integrity are present. We are not scared of digging for real emotions, emotions don’t intimidate us, and if we are really doing our job well, the client will feel challenged, and they will know they won’t crumble for experiencing all their feelings.
Meet Our Team
MA, LIMHP, CDGC, LADC
is a licensed therapist who has been providing services in the form of individuals, groups, couples, and families since 2010. Mr. Eberle has focused primarily on treatment for substance use disorders as well as gambling disorders.
In 2017, Mr. Eberle was the lead researcher in a study connecting prevalence among Nebraska college students and daily fantasy sports. These findings were presented at the National Gambling Conference in Portland, Oregon in July 2017 as well as at other conferences throughout the country. In July of 2019, Mr. Eberle opened Eberle Therapy Services, but later joined services with Mrs. Johnson in 2020 successfully establishing Alternative Avenues in Lincoln Nebraska.
His current area of interest is the intersection between Gambling Use Disorder and Gaming Use Disorder, as these two disorders appear to share a great deal of similarity and comorbidity. Mr. Eberle hopes to continue his research projects as he explores the impact of gambling/gaming use on both young people and adults.
Janet L. Johnson
MA, LIMHP, CDGC, LADC, LPC
Janet has been working as a counselor for the past 16 years. Mrs. Johnson began her career working with youth and families in 1996 as a Family Support Specialist/Youth Tracker at Blue Valley Behavioral Health in Nebraska City and Cedars Youth Services in Lincoln.
In 1998, Mrs. Johnson expanded family services into Rural Southeast Nebraska, based out of Beatrice which served 16 counties surrounding Lancaster County. In 2005, Mrs. Johnson obtained her Master’s of Counseling degree, as well as her Gambling Certification, working at Choices Treatment Center in Lincoln focusing on mental health, addictions, and gambling disorders. In October 2019, Mrs. Johnson won the Nebraska Counseling Association Counselor of the Year Award.
In 2020, Mrs. Johnson and her Associate, Jeremy Eberle, began their private practice, Alternative Avenues, located in Lincoln Nebraska. Mrs. Johnson’s clientele consists of individuals, families, youth, and adults, specializing in serving couples and family members affected by addictions.