Patricia Parks, Therapist in Manchester, Connecticut — Zencare
Patricia  Parks
Zencare Vetted

Patricia Parks

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Connecticut Accepting Online
Manchester Accepting In-person

I will begin in person session January 2021.

Updated November 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination

Professional statement

You feel overwhelmed, frustrated, broken and filled with despair. Often you feel undervalued in relationships, school, and work. You want so badly to feel happy, accepted, and valued by the people around you. The ongoing strife with relationships, school, work and personal struggles just seem all too much! You have sleepless nights, due to situations and circumstances constantly on your mind. You are filled with many insecurities, which causes you to doubt who you are and whether you have the strength to pull yourself out this hole you have fallen into.

You want to be happy, positive and successful in every aspect of your life. You want to feel hopeful and not constantly worrying over circumstances and situations that you can’t control. Ultimately, you want to accept that you are unique and filled with all you need to enjoy and deal with the many challenges of life.

I am License Clinical Social Worker committed to providing culturally relevant mental health services to individuals, families and communities. Together we will build a therapeutic relationship that would allow you to feel connected, safe, and comfortable in discussing emotional topics. Thank you for considering me to assist you in becoming a BETTER YOU!


Message to clients

During these uncertain times, I would like you to know that I will continue to be a support to you. I am diligently working on ways to continue to serve both current and potential clients. At this time I am offering virtual sessions and will begin in person sessions January 2023.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

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

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • HUSKY Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 4:30pm
  • Tue 9am- 4:30pm
  • Wed 9am- 4:30pm
  • Thu 8am- 4:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9am- 2pm
  • Sun Closed

Manchester practice
935 Main Street, Floor D, Suite 5, Manchester, Connecticut 06040
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am- 4:30pm
  • Tue 9am- 4:30pm
  • Wed 9am- 4:30pm
  • Thu 8am- 4:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9am- 2pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

A Better You Outpatient Mental Health Services, LLC, Owner/Therapist, 2019 - Present
Town of Glastonbury, Youth and Family Services, Clinician , 2017 - 2020
Bristol Public Schools, Hubbell Elementary, Clinical Social Worker, 2017 - 2017
State of CT Department of Children and Families, Social Worker, 2016 - 2017
State of CT Department of Social Services, Social Worker, 2014 - 2016
Community Health Resources, Case Manager, 2010 - 2014

Springfield College, Master of Social Work, 2014


Licensure

Connecticut: 10612


Languages

English