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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
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 , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
Psychologist #071-004498 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Psychologist #PY-5899 (Expires: 2022-05-31)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. ❤️