Dr. Steevie Jane Parks is a licensed psychologist, who has been working in the field of mental health for over 30 consecutive years. She helps people to access and successfully utilize their own inner resources to create healthier and happier lives. Please click on the links above to discover more about Dr. Parks and create a healthy mind.
Choosing the right psychologist can often become an unprecedented opportunity to change your life for the better. It is important to find a professional who is caring, knowledgeable and accessible. The right psychologist will be able to understand your unique personality, and will guide you to discover how to bring out the best in yourself and in your life situation.
Dr. Parks provides psychological services to children, adolescents and adults. However, she currently specializes in working with adults and adolescents who are undergoing significant amounts of stress, and recognize the need to make changes in order to move forward in life. She offers a number of specialty services, and gently guides her clients to choose those approaches that will best meet their needs.
This website has been created for both new and current patients. It includes information about her practice and other useful information.
Dr. Parks started working in the field of mental health in 1975. Before going back to school to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, she worked as both a special education teacher and a rehabilitation therapist for the State of New York. Immediately after attaining her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1988, she entered private practice as a Clinical Psychologist in Memphis, Tennessee. Since then, Dr. Parks has worked in numerous in-patient and out-patient settings in addition to maintaining a private practice in Clinical Psychology since 1988. In 1997, she moved her family to Carrboro, North Carolina, where she started a new practice with a focus on helping adults and adolescents. At this point, she prefers to work with clients who are experiencing uncomfortable levels of stress related to identity issues and major life transitions (such as separation and divorce, career changes, loss and bereavement).
Dr. Parks has specialized training in the areas of: psycho-educational and psycho-diagnostic testing, clinical hypnosis, family therapy, EMDR, DBT therapy, and expressive arts therapies such as art therapy and psychodrama. She has a long-standing research interest in the use of creativity and symbolic reasoning to solve complex psychological problems. Dr. Parks has been certified by the National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology since 1992, and is an active member of several professional organizations in the areas in which she practices.
Her practice is focused on working with adults who are undergoing major life transitions, and need to resolve issues related to personal and professional identity, establishing healthier relationships, and learning to express their authentic selves in ways that fit with their values, hopes and future goals.
She also provides consultation as well as psychological evaluation of children, adolescents and adults. Finally, Dr. Parks provides expressive arts workshops that are aimed at helping people learn to effectively utilize their own creativity in order to explore and resolve issues that hold them back from living a full and productive life.