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Therapy is a path to Self Discovery through dyadic work with the therapist in both the conscious and unconscious processes. Dream analysis is one gateway to the unconscious and Dr. Parker is a dream analyst.
Each person's life is a work of art, but few know how to create it consciously. Life is not only what happens to you but more importantly what you create.
This allows the Real Self, which is the central inner force common to all and unique in each, to be released as the deep source for growth. Each person's life is his / her own creation. Therapy is one of the few places where conscious creation can begin.
In therapy, we release the old, tired, and no longer useful ideas to become full of new thoughts, ideas, and creations. We begin to manifest our lives from a higher and more evolved, conscious place.
In greater awareness, symptoms are part of the path to reach into these deeper inner resources. From this awareness, there is perfection to the imperfections that allow a deeper penetration to understanding and healing the Self.
Dr. DeAnsin Goodson Parker, Ph. D received her doctoral degree in psychology from Columbia University and her psychoanalytic training at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis. She has been in private practice in Manhattan for 25+ years working with adults, children, adolescents and their families, and couples counseling.
She directed the Goodson Parker Wellness Center for ten years in Manhattan where she developed her mind / body programs, particularly the Yogababy program for parents and their babies. She authored the book Yogababy. She completed her post doctoral training in neuropsychology and hypnotherapy as well as neurofeedback and biofeedback training. She also developed her Mindfulness Training for MindFitness training program which is a mindfulness based cognitive therapy teaching enhanced profound attention with purpose to be more effective and successful. . She provides this treatment at her current office.
She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital where she teaches forensic psychiatry and supervises the psychiatric residents in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department. She consults with the Therapeutic Nursery as well.
Dr. Parker provides neuropsychological evaluations and forensic evaluations and acts as an expert witness in child custody trials. She provides psychotherapy for adults, children, adolescents, and their families and couples. She also advises families about their children's educational needs and recommends particular school placements.
Dr. Parker utilizes a mind / body approach in her therapy incorporating the work of Karen Homey, Carl Jung, Albert Ellis, and Marcia Linehan to present her own version of mind / body therapy. She incorporates Eastern and Western techniques.
Her approach is to dissolve obstacles to growth in order to reach one's potential.