Allegra Parks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker on the Upper West Side of New York who specializes in treating anxiety and depression. She particularly loves working with artists and performers.
Allegra is certified in Gestalt Therapy, which highlights the mind-body connection and what’s happening in the present moment. She works with clients to build their self-awareness and explore how they they connect with people close to them. She believes in the power of mindfulness to process stress and helps her clients to develop and practice a variety of skills and strategies. She ultimately wants her clients to walk away feeling understood and confident in their ability to face life’s challenges. She is also EMDR trained through the EMDRIA-approved Parnell Institute.
She has created an atmosphere where clients feel comfortable experimenting with different techniques to discover from within what they need in their lives. Her office is located near the west 86th Street subway station.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
LGBTQIA and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Mindfulness - Increasing awareness, being present, identifying feelings, learning meditative tools
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Religious issues - Resolving conflicts between personal values, choices, and religion; addressing religious tensions within families; connecting religious traditions and practice with daily living; exploring a new relationship with religion and spirituality
EMDR therapy - A trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities; using a series of guided lateral eye movements, while focusing on the difficult memory, to reduce any overwhelming feelings and allow for emotional healing
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Private Practice, 2012 - Present
Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, Clinical Fellowship Program, 2013
Clinic Therapist, 2008 - 2012
Performer and Museum/Community/School Educator, 1998 - 2008
NYU Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2008
Bank Street College of Education, MS in Museum Ed/Early Adolescent Education, 2002
Eugene Lang College of The New School for Social Research, BA in Writing, 2000
Parnell Institute, EMDR Training