Therapist Dr. Lucy Parker-Barnes Photo

Dr. Lucy Parker-Barnes, LCPC, LPC

Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Compassion fatigue
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me


My name is Dr. Lucy Parker-Barnes.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I have provided clinical care for over 11 years. I find this career very personally and professionally meaningful! I am also very passionate to help my clients find meaning in their lives, healing in their struggles, and confidence in themselves!

Specifically, I work from an Existential, Client-Centered Approach. One of the foundational concepts that guides my work includes that "the best counseling happens, not just in, but outside of sessions." In other words, I hope to help provide my clients with metaphorical tools and the confidence to believe in themselves to tackle their issues.

I have worked with many clients including clients with depression, anxiety, legal issues, relationship problems, experiencing trauma and grief, and clients who identify in the LGBTQIA+ population. I specifically facilitated group counseling for two years for clients who identified as transgender and experienced oppression in the Chicagoland area. I have worked in telehealth counseling for about three years, as well.

If you are in need of genuine support, clinical competence, and a passionate counselor, please know I am happy to help.


Dr. Parker-Barnes

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCPC 180.014978

PA LPC PC012152


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Lucy Parker-Barnes. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr. Parker-Barnes is an excellent therapist who will help you pinpoint your stressors and provide realistic solutions to confronting them in the future.

Written on Jan 25, 2024 after therapy with Lucy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I’ve never felt this understood by a therapist, and especially not by most people. I immediately felt safe with her and she genuinely listens. I couldn’t have asked for a better counselor. I’m already noticing progress. Thank you, Lucy!

Written on Aug 05, 2023 after therapy with Lucy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love working with Lucy! She is supportive and very kind. I like that I can dive into my past and feel that it’s a judgement free zone and she sends me videos and little things to do that help me understand things in a different perspective. I recommended her! :)

Written on Aug 04, 2023 after therapy with Lucy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have only had a few sessions with Dr.Parker-Barnes and I feel that I have made more progress with her in those few sessions than I have with anyone before her. She listens and really hears what I am saying and offers valuable feedback.

Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Lucy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I’ve only been seeing Dr. Parker for about a month but I’m very confident in what we will accomplish in the future. I find it really easy to talk to her and open up. I would recommend her to anyone and think that she is a fantastic counselor.

Written on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Lucy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd