Dr. Parker has been in private practice serving the tri-state metropolitan area for the last 25 years. With a doctorate in psychology from Columbia University and two post-doctoral degrees in psychoanalysis and neuropsychology, she has built an extensive resume to serve the needs of New York City residents and families.
She directed the Goodson Parker Wellness Center for 10 years in Manhattan, where she developed engaging mind/body programs, particularly Yogababy for parents and their babies (in which she authored the book of the same title.) She completed her postdoctoral 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.
Dr. Parker 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.
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. Therapy is one of the few places where conscious creation can begin.
In therapy, we release ideas that are no longer useful to us so that we may embrace new thoughts and creations. We begin to manifest our lives from a higher and more evolved, conscious place.
By incorporating Eastern and Western techniques, Dr. Parker integrates the work of Karen Homey, Carl Jung, Albert Ellis, and Marcia Linehan.
Her approach is to dissolve obstacles that hinder growth in order to reach one's potential.
Dr. Parker is a holistic therapist who treats the mind and body.
She knew early in life that she was intended to be a healer in mental health, and her work reflects a creative approach to treatment. She believes that the healing process enriches the life, nurtures the soul and enlivens the spirit.