According to Google, Abacus is a word derived from the Greeks and means a slab or drawing board. In late middle-English, the Abacus came to mean a board strewn with sand on which to draw figures. At Abacus Evaluations, Abacus has come to mean a chance for you to "Multiply your Strengths" through developing a plan (the figures) to help you accomplish your future goals.
Steven R. Durant, LADC is founder and owner of Abacus Evaluations. His education includes an Associates of Applied Science in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Metropolitan Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Health with a minor in Gerontology from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Steven's work experience includes three internships, three years as a provisionally licensed Outpatient Counselor, and one year as a Program Coordinator. Steven opened Abacus Evaluations February 1, 2015. In Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are the foundation of his theoretical orientation. Substance Use Disorder Evaluations "are my passion; it is the beginning of change for many people, an opportunity to see what is working in life, and what is not."
Elvia Marques, Intern has been with Abacus Evaluations since November 2018. Elvia is bi-lingual and able to enter correctional facilities to complete evaluations for Spanish speaking clients. She is a graduate of Metropolitan Community College and University of Nebraska Omaha. She holds an AAS in Human Services and a MA in Social Gerontology. Elvia is currently a full-time employee at OPS and available for Spanish speaking clients evenings and weekends.
Steven's life philosophy is "to live without hope is to cease to live" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Abacus Evaluations specializes in substance use disorder evaluations and screenings for both adults and adolescents. Our philosophy is to help clients "develop change in chemical use patterns through development of their personal strengths."
Abacus Evaluations' business goal is to help you begin to #multiplyyourstrengths by providing affordable Substance Use Disorder Evaluations in a comfortable setting that are completed in a timely manner.