11 Feb Parker Forté
M.S., LPC, LCDC
Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor McKinney, TX
Difficult times and unexpected life changes happen. Relationships struggle and sometimes end. Hurt, stress, grief, depression and anxiety are often a result. Counseling allows you to explore the past within the context of the present and the unconscious. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor I offer a warm and empathetic personality and experience. My passion is to aid others in growing mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Memphis in 2011. In 2014, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of West Alabama with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. For the past 9 years, I have worked exclusively with individuals with severe and acute mental health issues. I am experienced in treating children, adolescents, adults, and families. Due to my background in clinical research, I am able to perform numerous neuropsychological and psychological assessments and batteries. I have worked with individuals on various issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, suicidality, and physical and sexual abuse, specializing in PTSD and substance abuse. I offer social skills groups on anger management, co-parenting, behavior management, self-esteem, and blended families. My counseling philosophy rests on the principle that each individual and each relationship is unique. This means I incorporate various therapeutic techniques based on the client’s need. I counsel some clients short term and while most choose to continue sessions long term. I see clients from all backgrounds and respect the views of each individual client. For those who desire, I incorporate faith, Scripture and prayer. I work hard to tailor the counseling to fit the needs and goals of each client.
BA in Psychology from The University or Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee (2011)
MS Counseling Psychology from The University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama (2014)
Licenses and Certification
Licensed Professional Counselor- Intern
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
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CCA NORTH TEXAS CLIENT REVIEWS
They have great staff and therapist. I like that they most information, groups and supportive articles on bulletin to help parents and clients learn more.
Fully confident with Todd Lawhorn's ability to help us and our nine year old son.
Pleasant office staff and excellent therapist.
Friendliness of their staff and willingness to accommodate clients, their facility is very well maintained, and of course, my LPC - she is wonderful!
Everyone is very polite and professional
The staff is friendly and organized. I adore my therapist, Suzi. She has helped me process my experiences as a cancer survivor.
The counselors are genuine, caring, and professional. The office staff is very helpful.
The customer service and attention to detail are some of the best features that I have found so far at CCA. I enjoyed being able to talk to a real life person when I call, that is my favorite part!
I was very impressed by the counselor. Staff worked to help me get in as soon as possible.
Great staff and counselors!!!
I like the person we meet with and the flexible hours, evening hours.
The staff are amazing. Friendly, and compassionate.
My Counselor Tammy Williams is wonderful and has helped me work toward a healthy mental state.
Always friendly, always helpful. Always go beyond the expected.
I love the friendliness, people and our counselor. It always feels safe and caring. We always seem to stay on schedule.
Customer service was amazing ! My therapist was a no-nonsense kind of guy who really supported and understood my issues.
Susie Hales is the most gentle, patient, caring, non judgmental, genuine and professional soul I have ever meet in my life. Where would I be today without her listening to my so many years of tremendous hardship? She helps me understand and grow! I absolutely would recommend CCA.
Lana Snear is so wonderful. She just listens, and helps me get through what I was trying to do on my own, unsuccessfully. Also, the office staff is so friendly and helpful. I appreciate how simple and easy the check in process is.
Great counselors, nice front office staff. Peaceful environment. Professional on all levels.
The counselor we use (Kim House) is outstanding with our child. I would highly recommend her.
Mark was very relatable. I'm excited to continue working with him
It is a caring, family like atmosphere.
For me personally, Suzanne Hales...simply said, she is second to none as a great teacher, guidance counselor, honest and true friend. The rest of the staff that I have met are courteous and efficient.
The office staff is friendly and helpful. The therapist who work there seem to be knowledgeable. They also have a very diverse group of therapist which can treat a diverse group of clients.
Wonderful, caring, and attentive counsellors who make a real difference in our family's life. Front desk folks are very helpful. Thanks Val!
Tami is the best therapist I've ever worked with. Scheduling, billing and insurance process has been easy and effortless.