I earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Biola University’s Rosemead School of Psychology and previously earned a Master of Arts in Counseling at Eastern University. I also earned a Bachelor of Science in Earth Systems Science and Policy with a minor in Global Studies from California State University, Monterey Bay.
During her graduate training, Dr. Parks had the opportunity to provide therapeutic services within multiple treatment settings including hospitals, rehabilitation and assisted-living facilities, university counseling centers and outpatient/in-home community mental health centers. She provided time-limited and long-term psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and elderly, treating a diversity of mental health concerns. Dr. Parks has also provided couples counseling; Prepare-Enrich couples and pre-marital counseling; group psychotherapy; psychoeducational outreach presentations; and graduate didactic seminars on multicultural treatment considerations and treatment of eating disorders.
She completed an APA-accredited internship within California State University Fullerton’s Counseling and Psychological Services during which time she was afforded the opportunity for focused multicultural training on treatment considerations when working with Hispanic/Latino/a/x, Asian Pacific Islander and Indigenous/Native American people groups. She later completed a postdoctoral fellowship within Counseling Services at California State Polytechnic University Pomona, where, in addition to provision of traditional therapeutic services, she developed and implemented “Paws for Mental Health”, an animal-assisted activity designed to encourage stress reduction while also honoring mental health awareness month.
Prior to transitioning into the field of mental health, Dr. Park was employed in the medical and software/data technology industries.