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Michael Parks

Michael Parks

19 years of experience

I am a 47-year-old white Christian male that has been married for 29 years. I have three kids 26,19 and 16. I also have a spunky granddaughter who is five years old. I have a Master in Psych, as well as a MSW in Social Work. I also carry a CADC for work in Substance Abuse. I received my MSW from SIUC in Carbondale Illinois. I have been working in Mental health for the last 19 years in one way or another. I currently work at my day job with children 5-12, to assist with ADD, Anger, Sexual Abuse, grief etc. I have also worked with adults in the past. I am looking to be that calm helping hand in the storm that you are experiencing.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we'll start with brief introductions, then we will dive into the specific challenges you're facing. I will ask a lot of questions. Some of them may not make the most of sense to you. Some of the questions maybe nosey in your opinion. I am just wanting to gather as much information about you that I can. This will help me create a tailored plan for us to work through in follow-up sessions.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I think that it is i have a wide variety of experiences in my background. I have two master's Degrees one in Psychology and one in social work. I have worked with children in Community Mental Health, and in School Systems. I have worked with adults in Community mental health, Correctional Systems, as well as Inpatient acute care settings. I have a wide variety of employment skills from the different jobs I have worked, this allowing me to better assist you.

About Michael Parks

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Free consults, virtual

My treatment methods

Person-centered (Rogerian)

I have to say i stick with this because I am going to meet you where you are and work with what you have to begin with. We will build skills and abilities as we deal with life's hurts and hang-ups