Deborah Yvonne Parker
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Deborah Yvonne Parker

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Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A Master of Arts, MA Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Certified Hypnotherapist, CHT PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Virginia Not Accepting Online
Texas Accepting Online
Updated January 12, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Dissociative disorders

Professional statement

Deborah Parker is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She provides Telehealth services in the state of Texas Her ideal clients are people who have experienced childhood trauma. They tend to struggle to feel connected and secure in their relationships and being at peace in their daily lives. Debbie is passionate about helping people understand how trauma impacts the brain, body, and behaviors so that they may see the path to healing. Many of her clients face symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.

Debbie's approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can begin to make positive, lasting change. She works to help clients understand their physical response to external stressors, and begin to problem-solve ways to introduce moments of calm, to choose to respond rather than react in the face of change.

Debbie is focused on ensuring that her clients see real progress: her style is interactive and non-judgmental. She empowers clients to gain the confidence to influence their own lives and overcome adverse experiences. A trauma-informed therapist, Debbie understands how past experiences impact present challenges. She walks alongside clients on their journey towards self-compassion and healing.

Debbie begins every new journey by creating a safe space to be heard and understood in the therapeutic process. As an experienced Telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions tailored to the unique needs of each client.


Message to clients

I am passionate about trauma work. I absolutely love it! Just know that when you finally decide to address your childhood trauma(s), we WILL work. This isn't just talk therapy here. We will look at your inner core messages, when and how they develop, how to reprogram those negative core messages like, "I'm not good enough." We will identify negative self-talk and challenge it.

Let's talk about trauma for a moment. What does trauma look like?

Children – rages, extreme friendliness (no “stranger danger”), tearfulness, thumb-sucking, whining, separation anxiety, defiance, regressive behaviors (bedwetting after being dry), sexualized behaviors, depression, school behavioral problems, detachment, zoning out, need for increased structure, poor affect regulation.

Adolescents – anger, significant behavior and mood changes, distrust of others, promiscuity, school behavior and performance issues, truancy, court involvement, substance abuse, defiance, running away, high risk behaviors, depression, self-injury, suicidal and/or homicidal ideation, isolating behaviors, extreme compliance, zoning out, bullying

Adults – anger issues, anxiety, depression, difficulty with developmental expectations, inconsistent employment, unstable relationships, distrust of others, poor boundaries, difficulty parenting, substance abuse, disengagement, controlling behaviors.

Physical, sexual, and psychological trauma in childhood may lead to psychiatric difficulties that show up in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. The victim’s anger, shame, and despair can be directed inward to spawn symptoms such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and post-traumatic stress, or directed outward as aggression, impulsiveness, delinquency, hyperactivity, and substance abuse.

Trauma can impact Cranial nerves #7 and 10. Contact me for more info!


Specialties

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Dissociative disorders - Support processing and coping with painful or overwhelming emotions and reducing experiences of detachment from one’s reality, emotions, memory, and body




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Deborah Parker is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (55min)
  • Initial session: $150 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Couples therapy: I have completed Level 1 Gottman Method training, and I use this in my work. The initial assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of many different aspects of the relationship, including relationship satisfaction, adjustment, and communication. This comprehensive assessment consists of more than 300 questions. Each partner will have a separate sign-in using their own email and password. They may complete the assessment on their own time online. The initial assessment and review for couples is $200 and involves a review of the assessment to discuss strengths as well as areas of difficulty that will drive treatment.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 8pm
  • Tue 9am - 8pm
  • Wed 9am - 8pm
  • Thu 9am - 8pm
  • Fri 9am - 2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 12pm - 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years


Capella University, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2022
University of Southampton, PhD in Counseling Psychology, 2015
Liberty University, Master of Arts in Psychology & Counseling, 2008
Indiana State University, Bachelor of Science in Criminology, 2003


Licensure

Texas: 91973

Virginia: 0704015727


Languages

English