We take pride in our diverse and dedicated staff at the Parallax Center. Our team consists of esteemed professionals, including doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and CASACs. Through a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, we pool our expertise to support you in achieving your treatment goals. Rest assured; you'll receive comprehensive care from a team committed to your well-being.
Innovator, Educator, and Advocate
Dr. David M. Ockert, the founder of Parallax Center in 1984, serves as both the Executive Director and Clinical Director. With his wealth of experience and expertise, he has pioneered outpatient detoxification and stabilization methodologies.
Compassionate Medical Director and Dedicated Practitioner
Since 2002, Dr. Alexandra Fingesten, has held the esteemed position of Medical Director at Parallax Center, overseeing all medical services, including psychiatric and withdrawal treatments.
Jacques Nir, LCSW, SIFI joins the Parallax treatment team as their Senior Director of operation for their (816) outpatient medical withdrawal services and (822) outpatient treatment program. Jacques Nir, LCSW is a graduate of Columbia University .
Holden LaPadula, BA proudly serves as the Admissions Coordinator of Parallax Center. Interested health psychology related to addiction behavior.
Compassionate Clinical Coordinator
Vidushi is a valued member of the Parallax team, currently serving as the Clinical Coordinator for the 822 continuing care program.
Meet Madeline Kendall, LMSW! Maddie grew up in Texas and graduated with a B.A. in psychology and neuroscience from Rice University.
Intake Coordinator at Parallax Center
Nola brings her expertise as a licensed master of social work in the healthcare field since 2019, providing empowering support.