Kenneth ParkerLPC

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Availability

In Central Time

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

I think to some degree there is still a stigma related to therapy. People sometimes shy away from seeking help because they do not want to be perceived as having mental issues or compared to someone they view that has severe mental challenges. I want people to view therapy as preventative. How impactful would it be if we addressed our issues before they become major or severely begin to impact our life. Sometimes a different perspective is what is needed to help us get unstuck.

Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

I have noticed that people from all walks of life deal with similar struggles such as anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. They feel alone, isolated, and often filled with guilt/shames related to past mistakes. Most of the time they are trying to cope with the stressors/circumstances of life. People just want to be seen and heard. That is why I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort between client and therapist. This bond must be cultivated with mutual respect and cooperation.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I took a psychology class and an undergrad and really, really liked it. It was also a journey for me to better understand myself and my own struggle with depression. Additionally, as a veteran I saw all too often my peers suffer in silence and try to compartmentalize their pain. Men especially have a hard time asking for the help they need. My desire is to be a support for others in whatever way I can.

Specialties

General Expertise

In-Network Insurance

All Savers Insurance

Cigna

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans

United Healthcare

United Medical Resources

Fees

$100

First Session

$125

Couples Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Pastoral & Faith Based Counseling

Training / Certifications

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, EMDR Basic Therapy Training, Motivational Interviewing

Licensure

TX, LPC, 74919

Education

Master of Science in Counseling, Mid-America Christian University

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science, Mid-America Christian University

Work History

My previous experience includes providing therapy to individuals and couples in a private practice setting addressing various challenges to include anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I have worked with Veterans and Men addressing anger management, communication and career/personal development. Additionally, I have experience with addiction working with client's at a residential treatment facility.

Location

Remote Therapy, San Antonio, 78245, TX