Shawntres Ann Parks, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
For information on Shawntres’ “Women Who Heal” 6-week online course, please visit: shawntresparks.com
I am a CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Women’s Relationship Coach, Clinical Supervisor, and Educator. I am a PhD candidate with research experience in the areas of sexual trauma and post traumatic growth. Finding the right therapist can be a challenge and my desire to create more opportunities for people to find their best therapy-fit, while creating a superior training experience for therapists, led me to collaborate with fellow Clinician Danae Powers, LMFT in starting Parks & Powers Psychotherapy.
I see therapy as a way to create meaningful change in your life by shifting how you understand the things that happen to you and within you. Therapy is the space where you can be accepted unconditionally and experience a feeling of safety that provides you with the security that you need to take those courageous steps to grow.
My Therapy Approach
I use mind/body integrated and transpersonal approaches to therapy. I approach therapy from an Afrocentric perspective, with the belief where the overriding focus of life and, indeed the goal of the mentally healthy person, is to be in harmony with the forces of life. When we are in harmony with our mind, body, and spirit, we experience alignment from within (immanent) and from without (transcendent). I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma recovery, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT). I believe in a humanistic approach that honors a client’s decisions and choices throughout the therapeutic process and allows clients to be active participants leading treatment with the support and encouragement of the therapist.