Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls
- Joseph Campbell
PhD Practicum Student supervised by Dr. Kristin Vaughn
Kelly Parker is a doctoral student in clinical psychology. She has provided individual therapy, group therapy, and assessments to multiculturally diverse clients, including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults who experience symptoms such as anxiety and depression. In her studies, Kelly has concentrated on a humanistic-experiential therapeutic approach while specializing in neuropsychology. Kelly also holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, and Depth Psychology.
Although her specialties are wide-ranging, she is especially interested in helping people heal from the effects of stress and trauma. As she completes her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, she is writing her dissertation on caregivers’ psychological resilience during COVID-19 and examining the factors that help people emerge mentally healthier from stressful experiences. As a psychotherapist, Kelly is deeply committed to supporting others on their paths to growth and healing.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with family and friends, being in nature, and walking her dog.
Private Pay / Self Pay
Low Cost / Sliding Scale
We all find ourselves struggling at times. As your therapist, I offer a compassionate, mindful presence, while promoting an empathically attuned relationship. Working with me will include periods of mindful reflection, active inquiry, tuning in to body sensations and emotions, and working with the present to understand the influence of the past.
How I Work
Overall, my approach is collaborative and rooted in curiosity and kindness. I believe in taking a strengths-based, empowerment-oriented, and culturally-sensitive approach to help you achieve your greatest sense of wholeness. I am committed to inclusivity and strive to provide care that meets and acknowledges your needs, especially related to your experience.