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Patricia Parks(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Adjustment difficulties & disorders- Anxiety -College & graduate student mental health- Depression-Race & cultural identity-Racism, oppression, and discrimination-
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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.

Here at A Better You LLC, we are Licensed Clinical Social Workers committed to providing culturally relevant mental health services to individuals, families and communities. Together let us build therapeutic relationships that will allow you to feel connected, safe, and comfortable in discussing emotional topics. Thank you for considering our team in assisting you in becoming a BETTER YOU!

Message to clients

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

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

Springfield College, Master of Social Work, 2014


Connecticut: 10612




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


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

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Connecticare
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Magellan Health
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$160 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $160

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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