Ms. Worley graduated from Doane College with her Master of Arts in Counseling in 2013. Ms. Worley has over ten years of customer service experience and has experience working with a diverse socioeconomic population.
Ms. Worley completed her internship at the Lincoln Regional Center, Whitehall campus in 2013. She worked with male adolescent sex offenders performing individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, family psychotherapy, and psychoeducational groups. She wrote short term objectives and progress notes. She gained experience working with case managers and guardian ad litems.
Ms. Worley’s first position after earning her degree was working as an Intensive Family Preservation Therapist assisting families who are involved with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or Juvenile Probation in order for children to transition from alternate home placements back into the homes of their biological family or help families keep their children in their home. She provided Individual and Family Psychotherapy as well as writing treatment plans, goals, objectives, strategies, and interventions for her clients to achieve. She collaborated with DHHS, Juvenile Probation, and the court system to make sure her clients received the best treatment possible.
In 2014, Ms. Worley took a position at the Lincoln Regional Center (LRC). At LRC, Ms. Worley primarily worked in the women’s building providing group psychotherapy, individual therapy, writing progress notes, writing treatment plans, and making entries on treatment plan reviews. She also was responsible for performing Substance Abuse Evaluations. Ms. Worley gained experience with Co-Occurring Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Severe Persistent Mental Illness. She also gained experience in Crisis Management and assisted with Program Development. Ms. Worley was trained and became proficient in using the following therapeutic techniques: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Trauma-Based Interventions.
Ms. Worley began working as a part-time private contractor for Parallels in August of 2015. Her responsibilities included completing Substance Abuse Assessments following the Standardized Model for Substance Use Assessment, using the Herdman Assessment Form (HAF), and the Addiction Severity Index (ASI). Ms. Worley also performs Mental Status Exams on clients when requested to do so. She has had experience working with the Lancaster County Adult Drug Court, Adult Probation, and the Department of Health and Human Services. She has also become proficient on collaborating with a variety of providers such as attorneys, parents, college advisors, family, employers, case workers, various support systems, and clients in order to make sure the client is recommended the most appropriate level of care for any existing Substance Use or Mental Health Disorders.
Ms. Worley enjoys working with adolescent sex offenders, clients with personality disorders, substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, and a variety of life problems.
Emily Goodman joined Parallels in June, 2015 as a Masters level intern with Dr. John W. Herdman. Emily’s internship and experience provided education and experience in her theoretical orientation, cognitive behavioral solution focused therapy.
During her internship Emily had a direct one on one experience that included observing, learning, teaching, and mentoring. This intern experience included individual psychotherapy, family psychotherapy, parenting assessments, psychological assessments, initial diagnostic interviews with a mental status exam, as well as, drug and alcohol evaluations.
Emily’s educational background includes an Associates of Applied Science in Business Marketing (2003), a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (2012), and a Master of Arts in Counseling (2016).
Emily’s professional experience includes most recently The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services as a Children and Family Service Specialist (2013-2015) and The Nebraska Department of Corrections as a Correctional Corporal (2010-2013). Prior to her experience in human services, Emily worked in banking and personal relations for approximately 7 years in Lincoln, NE.
In December, 2015, Emily obtained her provisional licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has been completing evaluations for Lancaster County Adult Drug Court, Lancaster Adult and Juvenile Probation, private clients, and professional referral, and running an Outpatient Treatment program at Parallels. In April, 2016, Emily completed her Masters degree from Doane University in Lincoln, NE and obtained her formal licensure as a Provisional Mental Health Practitioner on April 19, 2016.
Emily is a Lincoln, NE native and a graduate from Lincoln High School. Emily has a clear understanding of the demographics, challenges, and services available within the community, as well as, an appreciation for the amazing cultures and people. In her free time Emily enjoys spending time with her family including her husband, two daughters and two dogs.
Beth graduated from Southeast Community College, with an Associate's Degree in Office Professional in 2011. And at the same time, from Central Community College, with an Associate’s Degree in Medical Coding.
Beth found the man of her dreams and married her husband, Doug in 2004. She has two adult children, Jessica and Travis and has been blessed with two rascally grandsons, Zander and Roman. Add in her pets, books, music and love of learning new things, Beth keeps herself very busy.
John W. Herdman, Ph.d D., LADC is the owner and Clinical Director of Parallels in Lincoln, Nebraska. Parallels is a private out-patient mental health and substance use treatment clinic. Dr. Herdman has consulted internationally and nationally with corporations, agencies and individual executives and professionals. His professional background includes the development and leadership of three outpatient drug/alcohol facilities. In Pennsylvania he founded a non-profit 501(c)(3) counseling agency and served as President and CEO.
He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2000 where he was assigned to Headquarters Air Force at the Pentagon as the Deputy Director of Human Resources Development. During his 28 years of active and reserve military service he directed an outpatient drug/alcohol program; served as an admission liaison officer for AFROTC and the Air Force Academy, and was the Air Force's consultant for counselor certification and civilian drug testing programs. Prior to his retirement he was involved in consultation to the Family Support and Equal Opportunity Programs sharing his business and professionals experience to the Air Force personnel community.
His therapy orientation is cognitive-behavioral and after 39+ years of working with substance abusers using this therapy he has published a workbook called A Rational Workbook for Recovery From Addiction-Second Edition. He published another workbook called A Rational Workbook for Anger: Help for Those with a Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorder, co-authored with Theodore Burns. Both workbooks are CBT based. Dr. Herdman’s first published book, Global Criteria: The 12 Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor is now in its 6th Edition and is used as a text book in training substance abuse counselors worldwide.
Dr. Herdman received his three college degrees from Penn State University. In 1998 he founded John W. Herdman, Ph.D., PC as a corporation to provide consulting services. In 2004 he became a partner in Parallels and full owner in 2005. Dr. Herdman has been on the faculty of the University of Tampa, adjunct faculty at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and has taught brief therapy techniques in the Doane College graduate program in counseling. He is active in the Lincoln community and professional associations, especially the Lincoln South Rotary Club. Contact: email@example.com