About Our Counselors

Ed Putnam (MA,LMHP,CPC) has a heart for helping others grow spiritually, emotionally and mentally, to live fuller and more enriching lives.

Ed owns and operates Christian Counseling Services, and has done so since 1998.  His main office is in Holdrege, NE, and extension offices are in Alma & McCook NE.  Ed's heart is to serve those in need, bringing them hope and restoration through sharing God's healing power, forgiveness, and grace, through His Son, Jesus Christ. 

Ed received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Counseling Ministries from Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS in 1978, and earned his Masters Degree in Community Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA in 1993.  He received his license from Nebraska in 1996.  He also received a certification in Domestic Violence Counseling and Training from Duluth MN. in 1995.  He is available to speak at conferences and workshops on the profile of a batterer and on domestic violence.
Ed is part of NewLife Live Network of counselors.  His specialties include working with troubled couples with relational problems; men's issues inc. domestic violence/anger management; sexual addiction issues & others; children, teens and parents of children with ADHD and other behavioral issues; and individuals with spiritual issues.  Ed's true God-given strength is his ability to discern what the core issue is, and bring it to light, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  He has been told from clients that he knows just what to say and when to say it, having a great insight into their soul. Thus, Ed helps restore and bring spiritual, emotional, and mental wholeness into a person's life.  E-mail him @ ccservices_ed@yahoo.com.

George Young, PLMHP recently joined the McCook office and has served students in the southwest Nebraska area for the past 25 years as a school psychologist.  He is now using his skills to serve children and adults in a more direct, on-going and Christian manner than he was able to do as a school psychologist.

He grew up on a farm in Nebraska and received his MS degree in Counseling and specialization in school psychology from Kearney State College.  He has provided group and individual counseling for youth and adults with behavior, sexual abuse, emotional and social issues.  Each individual he counsels will be treated with respect and the highest level of care possible.

As a Christian counselor, George bases his counseling on the eternal truth of God's Word, love and value of each individual as His creation.  George seeks to lead and encourage people towards growth and fullness of their God-given potential, and by His grace, wisdom, discernment and insight, George will be a Godly vessel for His work to be completed.


Three Nebraska Offices


Holdrege Office

(308) 995-9399 

McCook Office 

(308) 345-4880 

Alma Office

(866) 995-9399 



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Christian Counseling Services 

is located:

603 East Ave

Holdrege, NE  68949


1218 East B St.

McCook, NE  69001

717 N. Brown St.

Alma, NE  68950