Hello. I am Dr. John Herdman. I am the owner and Clinical Director of Parallels in Lincoln, Nebraska. I have has consulted internationally and nationally with corporations, agencies and individual executives and professionals. I combine my behavioral training as a psychologist and his life experiences in leadership and consulting to provide individuals with the skills to make changes in their life and to achieve their goals. I bring a diverse background to this partnering relationship. My expertise includes:

  • Psychologist
  • Educator & author
  • Military officer
  • Business entrepreneur
  • Corporate consultant/trainer
  • Nonprofit founder & director

My professional background includes the development and leadership of three outpatient drug/alcohol facilities. In Pennsylvania I founded a non-profit 501(c)(3) counseling agency and served as President and CEO. I have presented workshops internationally and have consulted nationally in areas of counselor and supervisor training, program evaluation, executive development and human resources training.

I retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2000 where I was assigned to Headquarters Air Force at the Pentagon as the Deputy Director of Human Resources Development. In my 28 years of active and reserve military service I 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 my retirement I was involved in consultation to the Family Support and Equal Opportunity Programs sharing my business and professionals experience to the Air Force personnel community.

I have all three of my college degrees from Penn State. In 1998 I founded John W. Herdman, Ph.D., PC as a corporation to provide consulting services. In 2004 I became a partner in Parallels and full owner in 2005. I have been on the faculty of the University of Tampa and have taught brief therapy techniques in the Doane College graduate program in counseling. I am active in my Lincoln community and professional associations, especially the Lincoln South Rotary Club.