Path to Business Ownership Found through Personal Connection

Dr. Megan Gewecke loves learning and embraces change. She earned her Doctorate of Psychology from Argosy University in Minnesota. And while some brides might want to take a break after all the planning, Megan hit the ground running. She got married on May 17, 2014, then started her own business on June 16.

She established Stepping Stones Psychological Services, LLC in Kearney, Nebraska, thanks in part to a Small Business Administration-SBA Microloan from the Center's Rural Enterprise Assistance Project-REAP

For Megan, opening her practice in Kearney was a logical step. She explained, “I received my undergraduate degree at UNK and have always loved Kearney – it’s big enough, yet small enough as well as a great place to raise a family.”

Megan learned about all the services offered by REAP through her mother-in-law, Kelly Gewecke, who is field staff for the Department of Economic Development. Her mother-in-law explained that REAP was a great place to apply for the small business loan and all the additional help and services they could provide. Megan said, “She was right. The application process went very quickly, which was wonderful because my deadline was a little different than most businesses.”

She loved the personal connection she found through Dena Beck, Loan Specialist and Senior Project Leader. “Dena has been great to work with,” Megan said, “She has helped me through the process from the very beginning, and I know if I have any questions, concerns, needs, etc., I can call or email her and she’ll help me out.”

Stepping Stones Psychological Services specializes in providing individual, group, and family therapy for adolescents, adults, mature adults with a variety of presenting problems. Tele-therapy services are also offered, which provide people therapy from the comfort of their own home.

Dr. Megan Gewecke, Stepping Stones Psychological Services, LLC
2811 30th Avenue, Kearney, NE