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St Monica'S

120 Wedgewood Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68510
For more than 50 years, St Monica’s has been helping women get sober and rebuild their lives. The gender-specific rehab helps clients help themselves by offering a supportive and therapeutic environment for recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, as well as co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. The facility takes a trauma-informed approach to treatment, assisting women in uncovering and addressing the issues underlying their addiction. Once these issues are realized, clients are able to adopt healthy coping skills and establish a solid foundation for lifelong sobriety.

Facility Highlights

  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Spiritual Counseling


  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
  • Outpatient

    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Mary Barry Magsamen
    Mary Barry MagsamenExecutive Director
    Born and raised in Lincoln, Mary has been with St. Monica’s for 14 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human relations and a master of arts in administration from Doane College. She’s also trained as a Doula! Mary and her husband, John, have been married for 30 years and have three children, Meg, Drew and Emma. She loves to bike and walk her dog, Stella, and she has recently become passionate about knitting and felting. “I am proud to be a part of the amazing and life-changing work of St. Monica's for so many reasons: our unique way of giving women a safe place and the tools and support to turn their lives around; that through recovery women are able to parent their children, forever changing the outcome for those children. I am proud to work with so many employees who are here for the same reasons, to help women heal, and find their voices. I am proud of the professionals and community members who are asked to support so many worthy causes, but who choose to serve on our board or as a Friend of St. Monica's. I have always felt that St. Monica's is very much like family, and I'm so proud to be a part of this family.”
  • Rebecca Roberts
    Rebecca RobertsDirector of Development
    A relative newcomer to St. Monica’s, Becki’s previous lives include serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco and working as a newspaper editor. She enjoys traveling, bicycling, gardening, and playing with her niece and nephews. “I absolutely love working in an atmosphere where women are discovering and building their inner strength every day. St. Monica’s is the source of so much growth.”

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Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, St. Monica’s Behavioral Health Services for Women provides trauma-informed residential and outpatient services for women and adolescent girls struggling with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. The facility also has a program for pregnant women and women with small children — a service available in just 23 percent of treatment facilities in the U.S.


Prior to admission, clients are required to complete a drug and alcohol assessment to determine the appropriate level of care. Residential options include an intensive eight-week primary program and a secondary transition living community. Both include psychological assessments and evaluations, individual and group therapy, spiritual counseling, and education groups.

The program for pregnant and postpartum women adds parenting support and education, and also offers on-site childcare, which is a service offered by just four percent of treatment facilities in Nebraska.

There is also a long-term residential program for teens ages 13 to 18 that lasts four to six months and utilizes a variety of treatment approaches, including Seeking Safety and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), the latter of which is offered by 50.6 percent of treatment facilities in Nebraska.

Outpatient options include a six-to-eight week intensive outpatient program (IOP) and standard outpatient services (OP).


The treatment team includes master’s- and Ph.D.-level counselors, licensed therapists, a nurse practitioner, case workers, and early childhood teachers.


St. Monica’s website indicates that residential clients live in a communal, homelike environment. The facility offers extras such as pet therapy and yoga.


Claire, the one former client surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, gave St. Monica's a negative review. Her main complained that the staff were inexperienced and lacked education and compassion. "Some of them are barely out of treatment," she wrote. "They do not know what they're doing."

The facility fared better on Google[1], where it earned an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars based on to reviews. The majority of clients who left feedback described the rehab as a tough but highly effective option for treatment. "St Monica's was the best decision I've EVER made. It is a hard program, but if you do what you're supposed to be doing IT WORKS!!" Tiffany wrote in a representative review.


The sole loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, a female under the age of 18, gave St. Monica's positive feedback. She indicated she would recommend the facility to others and awarded it four or five out of five stars for its cleanliness, its counseling options, its treatment of co-occurring disorders, and its family participation.


According to St. Monica’s website, treatment fees are assessed on a sliding scale. Those enrolled in the center’s transitional living program are responsible for a weekly fee.

[1] GoogleReviews

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