Toni Parker, PhD

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  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Sex Therapist
  • 16161 Ventura Blvd. suite 219, Encino, California, 91436
  • Phone: 818 802 0736
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  • Session Fees: Please call and or email and we will discuss your situation in private. I do not take insurance but as a courtesy I will fill out a form for you that you can submit to your insurance company.
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  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, Webcam

Toni Parker Ph.D is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Sex Therapist, and Sexologist. She is also a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist and a Certified Gottman Couples Workshop Leader. Dr. Parker is one of the few therapists trained in North American by John and Julie Gottman.

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For more than 25 years, she has worked extensively with couples and families; while also providing supervision and consultations to Interns and Licensed Therapists.

Dr. Parker also received extensive training in Mind-Body Medicine at the Harvard University Medical School. She was also trained during the pioneering years of brief therapy at  MRI; the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California under the renowned Dr. Richard Fish and John Weakland.

During her time at MRI, she was also on the staff at Children's Health Council, a part of Stanford University Medical Center. At the Children's Health Council she worked with infants, toddlers, and their parents. There, she provided therapy services, taught parenting skills, lead child development workshops, and provided consultation services along with workshops for parents and teachers within the Palo Alto and San Mateo School system.

For many years, prior to her becoming a Licensed Psychotherapist, Dr. Parker taught childbirth classes. She saw firsthand because of her own experiences as a parent and leading childbirth classes the challenges that new couples face. Realizing a need within the community for couple communication skills and a safe place for parents to share their concerns and joys, she started teaching support groups and educational classes for new parents.

She believes that parents need to understand that while having a baby is a joyous event, there may be difficult moments, unexpected emotions and challenges that couples must navigate with warmth, compassion and humor. Some of these skills come easily; many need to be learned. It is extremely important that these couples get the support they need whether through individual and couples therapy or in a group online or offline. New Moms and Dads need to understand how these changes impact each of them individually and as a couple. She is adamant teaching these new skills to parents so they can better understand how to develop a loving and nurturing family relationship.

Apart from working with individuals and couples, Dr. Parker is also a workshop leader to Fortune 500 companies throughout Southern California and abroad. She continues to lead workshops and seminars locally and online on the topics of Sexuality, Couple Communications, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, and how to rekindle intimacy in your relationship.

At present, Dr. Parker is in private practice working with individuals and couples in Encino, and Brentwood, Calif. 

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Sherman Oaks CA