Since it's hard to find and see a therapist, I take time to build a trusting therapeutic relationship with you that becomes a safe refuge over time. I have found over the years that connecting with kids, teens, and college-aged young adults comes especially naturally to me. My role as a therapist is to participate in healing wounds, restoring hope, and catalyzing growth. This process unfolds collaboratively as we walk through the valleys and mountains of your life together. Although we focus in therapy on current symptoms or problems, my therapeutic style also sparks clients' growth and transformation at a deeper level. I love seeing young people overcome anxiety/fear, depression, and trauma--set free to step into their full potential and a life infused with meaning, courage, joy, and hope.
People often say they're surprised how comfortable they feel sharing with me and that they feel more peaceful after we talk. They also tend to comment on how they appreciate my sense of humor. I'm patient in the therapeutic process while also trying to challenge you in ways that spark growth, based on your readiness. I also value the importance of character formation and spirituality.
Please visit my website - http://www.jackieparke.com - for more information about my practice.
I enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds and worldviews.
- Specialty in working with children, teens, and college-aged young adults
- Common presenting problems include: anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety); obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, trauma and traumatic grief
- Emphasis on the therapeutic relationship combined with a focused, evidence-based approach to progressing toward treatment goals
- Also conduct summer therapy with college students who are home for the summer months
Education & Training
I completed my doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) at Azusa Pacific University. I also completed a year-long pre-doctoral internship and two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. This represents an intensive level of training that is "above and beyond" what most psychologists complete before becoming licensed. My doctorate education and all three years of training were accredited by the American Psychological Association.
In addition to my clinical practice, I also teach undergraduate psychology students at Vanguard University. I have a passion for training the next generation of people who will be helping others experience healing, growth, and transformation. I've also taught internationally on the Thailand/Burma and Turkey/Syria borders, serving refugees and the people who care for them. I've provided leadership and supervision to doctorate-level trainees at Azusa Pacific University. These experiences of training others locally and internationally help transform me as a psychologist.
Dr. Jackie Parke ReachesFullerton CA