Move your life Into Balance

We are a community of wellbeing professionals passionately guiding people as they heal, grow, and thrive through mindfulness instruction, individual counseling, and group experiences. Learn what life can be when you move into balance.

Mindfulness. A practice for everyone.

Mindfulness is a way of being, a particular way to live your life. Elements of Mindfulness are woven into counseling services at Into Balance and are an integral part of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes.

Mindfulness is awareness of the true results of our choices, not in a way that leads to regret and guilt, but in a way that leads to learning, wisdom, and contentment.

Mindfulness is not automatic pilot, multitasking, or avoiding what is present.

Mindfulness is focusing on the present, not fixating on the past or on possible futures.

Mindfulness is seeing things as they truly are with acceptance, not fixating on what we expected, wanted, or thought they should be.

Mindfulness is observing this moment as clearly as possible and choosing a wise way to respond.

Mindfulness is deep, compassionate awareness.

Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose and without judgment.

Mindfulness is a way of being that helps us find and remain at peace.

Our Therapists

Drew Buss MS ED, LIMHP

Seth Shelton MA, PLMHP

Amanda Austin-Mafilika, MA

Therapy Services

The therapists at Into Balance in Lincoln, Nebraska, have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, families, and groups. Clients of Into Balance benefit from working with professionals who are skilled in and passionate about helping you reach your goals and live your best life.

We Help Clients Address

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Addiction
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Overcontrol issues
  • LGBTQ+ related issues
  • Spirituality challenges
  • Identity development

Our Methods


Mindfulness-based treatment

Mindfulness practice teaches us how to focus attention on the present moment without judgment or reactivity. Through experiences like MBSR, Mindfulness-oriented individual therapy, and DBT treatment, we gain insight and broad perspective, becoming better able to manage life’s challenges with patience, skill, and quiet confidence.” If that’s too long, it might work to just delete the first sentence.


Emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.


DBT (dialectical behavior therapy)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment modality effective in reducing the symptoms of a wide variety of issues, including Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and self-injurious or suicidal behaviors. DBT combines cognitive, mindfulness, and skills based strategies to decrease intense, unpredictable emotions and self-destructive behaviors, and increase quality of life.


Radically open DBT

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) is an evidence-based treatment modality that targets individuals with very high levels of self-control who struggle with issues such as social isolation, poor interpersonal functioning, perfectionism, rigidity, lack of emotional expression, obsessive compulsive disorder, restrictive eating disorder, and treatment resistant anxiety and depression. RO DBT teaches skills aimed to decrease overcontrol and enhance flexibility, openness, and social connectedness

Client Testimonials

This is definitely a class I highly recommend for everyone. It was more challenging than I anticipated, but I found myself looking forward to every meeting.

—Seth Shelton

Client Testimonials

Mindfulness more than anything gives you a super power. It’s a power that keeps yourself from reacting to strong inner impulses and emotions.

—Michael Ryan

Featured Writings

Mindfulness: The mental push-up

When I was in graduate school, we were taught that the human brain reaches its maximum developmental potential around age 25. Can you imagine how discouraging a thing that was to hear for a bunch of 25 year old graduate students?!

Mindfulness: A Seven Second Tape Delay

Have you ever felt like you didn’t have time to respond wisely to what was going on, or worse, that you reacted without thinking only to find that your reaction made things worse, not better? Regular mindfulness meditation can give you the chance to pause, see the moment for what it is, and choose a wise response.

Mindfulness and Shifting Into Neutral

I’ve often heard people say, “I can’t meditate because I can’t stop thinking,” or something very similar to that. Fortunately, we don’t have to stop thinking or even slow down our thoughts to experience the peace that mindfulness practice can bring. Curious? Read on.


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