Dr. Parker has been a Licensed Psychologist since 1982. She has maintained a private practice since then, encompassing clinical work with a wide variety of patients, children, adolescents, adults and families. She also provides case consultation and supervision to other professionals. She has taught courses at USC, UCLA and Antioch College.
Medicating away distressing feelings is a short-term approach that never solves the underlying problems and can do actual harm to a person’s brain, mind and sense of self. What is needed is someone who has the skill, patience and freedom of mind to understand the person, their symptoms, and help them identify and remove the obstacles that stand in the way of their growth and development. I have over thirty years of experience helping people reclaim their lives, free of medication. I have found it most efficient to focus on dreams and the unconscious because that is where the deepest truth about our lives, our identities, and our emotions resides. It is my way of listening to and understanding a person at their deepest core, an essential part of the healing process.