Welcome to Associates in Counseling and Treatment

Good mental health is essential for the well being individuals of all ages. Modern life can provide a variety of stresses that can have a negative impact on people. Problems can arise at any stage and our therapists can assist with helping you and your family with mental health and substance abuse.

Contact our office today in Lincoln, NE. We can help you and your loved ones resolve your mental health and substance use issues in a caring, compassionate, confidential manner.

ACT is here to help!

Contact our office today in Lincoln, NE. The Associates in Counseling & Treatment can help you and your loved ones resolve your mental health and substance use issues in a caring, compassionate, confidential manner.

 

Unique Solutions

We offer professional assistance on:

 Drug, alcohol and substance abuse, DUI classes

  • Domestic violence intervention (Duluth Model approved by the Domestic Violence Coalition)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and anger management counseling
  • Outpatient and intensive outpatient treatments and interventions, single and group sessions
  • Parent and child conflict, depression, divorce and illness
If you are experiencing any of the above personal or relationship problems, and want to enlist the assistance of professional mental health and substance use disorder counselors, contact the team at Associates in Counseling & Treatment in Lincoln for a confidential consultation today.

Our Services

Mental Health Counseling

  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Individual, Family, and Marriage Counseling
  • Anger Management Classes
  • Flexible availability which includes weekends, evenings, and day time hours
  • Virtual and In Person Appointments available 

Alcohol & Drug Services

All treatment services are provided by Nebraska licensed counselors. Our counselors are also registered providers with the State Probation Administration.
  • Alcohol & Drug Evaluations –  In Office and Off Site
  • Adult and adolescent Evaluations 
  • Outpatient Counseling consisting of Individual, Group, and Family sessions
  • Intensive Outpatient Counseling consisting of Individual, Group, and Family sessions
  • Alcohol Education/DUI Class – 8 and 15 hour classes available
  • Flexible availability which includes weekends, evenings, and day time hours
  • Virtual and In Person Appointments available   
  • Must call for available times

Domestic Violence Intervention

ACT offers a Domestic Violence Intervention Program, based on the Duluth Model and approved by the Domestic Violence Coalition and Nebraska Criminal Justice System.
  • Wednesdays: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • 30-week and 36-week classes
  • Virtual and In Person Appointments available     

ABOUT US

Associates in Counseling & Treatment provides specialized counseling services for individuals and families in Lincoln, NE and the surrounding counties. When you or someone you knows begins substance use, gambling addiction, mental health counseling or anger management and domestic violence classes you begin your journey toward a better future. We will help you find effective ways to resolve personal issues, develop coping strategies and problem-solving skills, and to help you be able to see the world in a new and brighter light.

Safety and comfort

Associates in Counseling & Treatment provides a confidential, safe and supportive environment. All employees are thoroughly screened for suitability to ensure we can attend to your needs in the most understanding and efficient manner possible. We take care in creating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere in our waiting area, for everyone so you will always feel at ease. We strive to provide trauma informed care.

Professional care

Our counselors and support staff are trained to make your experience at Associates in Counseling & Treatment as comfortable and productive as possible. We understand that entering into counseling takes great courage and we applaud you for taking a step toward a better future. You will always find compassion, empathy and understanding at our facilities, while also feeling safe and comfortable with us.

Confidentiality and privacy

Associates in Counseling & Treatment’s employees are bound by HIPAA agreements to reinforce their personal commitment to ensuring the utmost respect for your privacy. When you rely on us for counseling services in Lincoln, you’re relying on the discretion of true professionals.

We provide services under the following programs:

  • We accept most major insurance companies
  • Private Pay options are available
  • Registered Providers with State Probation/Parole Administration
  • Low Income funding available for Evaluations for Southeast Nebraska residents
  • Medicaid funding for Evaluations and Outpatient treatment. 
  • ACT offers a Domestic Violence Intervention Program, 30-week and 36-week classes, based on the Duluth Model and approved by the Domestic Violence Coalition.

Meet Our Team

Associates in Counseling & Treatment offers licensed, certified, highly qualified and experienced professionals in their areas of expertise. We specialize in helping you resolve substance use, mental health and co-occurring diagnosis problems. Our counselors in Lincoln are dedicated to providing effective, confidential, and compassionate therapy.

Megan Leikam, BA, LADC

Megan is the Executive Director of Associates in Counseling & Treatment. Megan currently participates in group, individual, family counseling and evaluations. She received her undergraduate degree in human relations with an emphasis in alcohol and drug counseling from Doane University. Additionally,  Megan has her alcohol and drug license, provisional certified gambling license, and is certified as a domestic violence counselor. 

Cheri Cochran, BS, LADC

Cheri, holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She served as an officer in the Lincoln Police Department and in Child Protective Services before joining the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services as an alcohol & drug counselor and case manager. Member National Association of Alcohol & Drug Counselors, ICRC certified.

Jill Johnson, LIMHP, LADC

Jill has worked in the addictions and mental health field for ten years. She takes an eclectic approach to her therapy, utilizing several different treatment modalities when working with individuals, but primarily relies on cognitive behavioral interventions to help empower her clients to engage in healthy lifestyle changes in order to be successful with their identified goals. Jill is also a certified EMDR practitioner and utilizes this approach to help her clients work through past trauma. Jill received her undergraduate degree in psychology with an emphasis in mental health from Doane University and has two master degrees in human service and clinical counseling from Bellevue University.

Melinda Lamp, MA, LHMP, LADC

Melinda received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in Child, Youth and Family Service. Melinda completed her Masters of Arts in Counseling Degree from Doane University. Melinda is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. Melinda has had several years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities and working with youth within Lincoln Public Schools. 

Carmen Lee

Carmen is one of the intake coordinators for this practice. Her main responsibility is to greet clients with professionalism and a friendly smile. She also schedules clients, updates and takes client information, and keeps files correct and in order. Carmen has her Masters Degree in Children, Youth, and Family from Bellevue University and is currently working on completing the classes she needs to get her provisional drug and alcohol license. Carmen has 5.5 years of experience working for Child Protective Services for DHHS and at least 15 years of customer service experience. 

Sterling Hendrix

Sterling is the newest member of our team and helps with making sure the front desk is running in an orderly fashion. Sterling also helps with cleaning the office when he is not working the front desk. 

Brenda Wray

Brenda is a part time member of our team. Her primary role is Domestic Violence counseling.

Jay Minnick

Jay is a part time member of our team. His primary role is Domestic Violence counseling.

Contact Us:

Phone:

402-261-6667

Fax:

402-261-6526