Dr. Mark Parisi

(PsyD)

About Me

Dr. Mark D. Parisi is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and Florida. He earned his Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1991. Mark went on to earn a Master of Science (M.S.) in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology and his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology In 1995. He is also certified as a Professional Mediator through the Association of Conflict Resolution Institute.

Mark finished his internship and residency while serving on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1995 – 1998 and specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychology, Community Mental Health, and Traumatic Stress Disorders. He is a U.S. Army Veteran having deployed overseas to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, in 1997 with the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army as part of Task Force 2-87. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) for his active duty military service in 1998. Mark has worked post-residency since 1998 and has worked in private practice for many years. He has served as a consultant to schools and businesses on a wide variety of mental health topics.

Mark's work as a Psychologist has spanned decades where he has worked in nearly every capacity as a behavioral healthcare professional. He has owned a very large and well-respected group private practice and provided services to children, teenagers, families, couples, and even the elderly. Mark has served as a consultant to Head Start, area schools, and has highly specialized training in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, childhood disorders, anxiety disorder, depression, and trauma.

In addition to his work as Psychologist, Mark has a sub-specialty in Clinical Neuropsychology and provides these specialized services to children and adults. Mark helped to co-found Generations Behavioral Healthcare (GBH) with his son, Kenneth. He provides expert counseling, neuropsychological testing, and executive coaching in Illinois, Florida and for International clients.

Mark grew up in Park Ridge. He is married and lives with his family in Skokie where he enjoys family time, attending movies and plays, reading, hiking, and running. Mark is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Skokie Valley Rotary Club, and the Des Plaines Elks Club.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #071-004498 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

Psychologist #PY-5899 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by S.O. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Mark for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

It always feels good when you can open up and trust all your issues to someone. I'm happy that with Dr. Parisi I didn't have the feeling that my treatment gonna last forever. Dr. Parisi has a kind of problem-solving approach and he really encouraged me with it. He is not just professional, he has a good heart and during sessions, I could really feel how he genuinely cares.
I'm happy that I'm finishing therapy :) Thank you, Dr.Parisi!

Written by V.I. on Jan 09, 2021 after counseling with Mark for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Great counselor with a good background of experience. Dr. Parisi is direct and will orient you to your problem and help guide you in finding solutions.

Written by P.A. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 5 months on issues concerning coaching

Dr Parisi was so great to work with. He listened to my issues and provided strategies that I’m implementing. I’m grateful for his guidance and good humor.

Written by S.A. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Parisi is amazing. He really helped me gain perspective and look at things differently which is getting me through the quarantine away from home. He was always there to listen to everything I had to say, big or small. I'm greatful to him for helping me out when I didn't know how to help myself.

Written by P.A. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Parisi has been the only therapist who has actually helped me create a plan and set goals for myself. He's very matter-of-fact and that's the kind of approach I needed to make changes in my life. I now have the tools and mindset I need to deal with the things I couldn't before. I'm incredibly grateful for Dr. Parisi's help.

Written by C.A. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Parisi gave me the tools to deal with anxiety, depression, negative spiraling thoughts which I continue to apply. I like the fact that he responds quickly and always has a thought provoking response to help me look at things differently. He is very patient, direct and practical. He helped me get a better understanding of why I act a certain way so that I can improve. I’ve seen a lot of progress since I started with Dr. Parisi. Very grateful to him!

Written by R.U. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Parisi gave me the direction I needed. He encouraged me to journal and asked me the questions I needed to learn the truth. He's helped me become more confident in my journey, honestly couldn't have done it without him.

Written by L.A. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 2 months

Dr. Parisi is such a genuine, kind person. He takes the time to listen and will check in on me between sessions to see how I am doing. After only a few weeks, I was already seeing progress towards my goals!

Written by D.E. on Apr 18, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. Parisi helped me work through issues I was dealing with and helped me feel much better about myself. I was able to understand the root of my challenges and find a way to avoid them. He was very attentive and resourceful and timely responded to all my emails. I highly recommend him to anybody looking for help.

Written by R.E. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Parisi has been a great fit for me. I have seeked therapy in the past but it always felt like I was just talking to someone and not getting practical help. Dr. Parisi’s approach is very practical and direct. He truly cares about seeing you make progress and provides the tools to do so. The important part is that you have to utilize these tools throughout your week and commit to being better. Therapy is a two way street. I sought out Dr. Parisi’s help for insecurity and relationship issues and I have improved within one month and will continue to seek his guidance and expert opinion.

Written by D.A. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Mark for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr Parisi helped me so much with his practicality, compassion and his “call to action” type of therapy. He is so easy to talk to and he’s definitely affective. I feel so much better and I have a strategy to move forward now. ❤️