I am licensed in the State of Illinois as a License Clinical Professional Counselor , but also hold a state and national certification in Addictions. I have 20 years of experience providing addiction and mental health services. I see the therapeutic relationship as a partnership and would like to assist you on your journey to wellness, empowerment, healing and peace. My therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, rational-emotive, solution focused and trauma informed. I believe in individualized treatment to meet your specific needs.
Taking the first steps towards change can be courageous. If you are ready to take that journey towards wellness, I will be here to support, validate, and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.010540
I feel I have made quite a bit of progress with Dr. Parker’s support. She encourages me to keep learning new boundaries and not fall back on old habits when things get tough. When I look back I am proud of how many positive changes I have made and the addition items I want to work on.
Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Wanda for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Dr. Parker is an amazing therapist. She very much has helped me work through very long term and intense emotions. To a point where they no longer heavily impact my everyday. My mental health is in a healthier space than I've ever experienced before. I couldn't have gotten luckier with being matched with her. I am so grateful for her presence in my life as my therapist. She deserves all good things. Appreciate you Dr Parker!
Written on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Wanda for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
She's the best, I look forward to my sessions with her very week!
Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Wanda for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem
I am so grateful that Dr. Parker is my therapist, she really helped me with my self esteem, as well as help me with better boundaries and strengthening my relationships, I’m so grateful for her. She’s an amazing therapist
Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Wanda for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I have always had a hard time with counseling in the past. With this app and my counselor I feel very comfortable and able to give my all to making myself better.
Written on May 02, 2021 after therapy with Wanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Dr. Wanda is so insightful and has really helped me gain perspective on how to gain self- knowledge around the way my childhood experiences and the messages I received as a kid have affected me as an adult. She has helped me gain understanding as well as come up with ways to change my life going forward. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their situation. Dr. Wanda has been fantastic!
Written on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Wanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief