Parallels is a private mental health and substance abuse treatment center housed within an office building in the outskirts of Lincoln, Neb. Outpatient treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders is available for adolescents and adults, as well as an intensive outpatient (IOP) program for adults.The facility is also able to assist those involved with the criminal justice system.


Before beginning treatment at Parallels, clients undergo a comprehensive mental health and/or substance assessment to determine the best treatment plan based on the client’s unique needs. Staff then work with each client to develop a plan with achievable goals.

Treatment at this facility involves individual and group counseling that is primarily based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Although the facility’s website does not specifically detail all treatment modalities used, staff are also trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and trauma-based interventions. According to the facility’s Facebook page, treatment is designed to improve decision making and coping skills.[1]

A staff member surveyed by indicated the facility does not rely on 12-step or faith-based treatment models. According to a brochure published in 2016, the facility also offers anger prevention/management and adult and adolescent substance use education programs.


Parallels is lead by a psychologist and staffed by two master’s level counselors and licensed alcohol and drug counselors.


Very few reviews were available for this facility on and elsewhere on the internet at the time of this writing. The one staff member review polled by was lukewarm overall. The reviewer indicated staff were highly qualified and able to treat co-occurring disorders, but gave only three out of five stars for treatment effectiveness. When asked to rate, on a scale of one to five, how likely the staffer would be to recommend the treatment facility to family and friends, they answered with only two stars. In addition, the number of counseling options available to clients was rated a mediocre three stars.

The only other review available for this facility is a five out of five star rating on the facility’s Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage.[2] No commentary was offered.


According to the facility’s website, it accepts private insurance as well as Medicaid and Medicare. Parallels also offers six month payment plans to help clients pay for treatment.



Reviews about Parallels

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  • Decent treatment in a great center.