James Parker (he/him/his)

Ph.D.
Accepting Clients

Dr. Parker is a licensed psychologist who provides therapy for individuals and couples. Dr. Parker is also available to take on supervisees.

Psychologist in Dallas, TX

About My Clients

My ideal client is one who comes to engage in deep, emotional work, and who takes an active role in their own treatment. I have extensive experience providing therapy addressing a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, disordered eating, trauma, career development, family and relationship issues, grief, low self-esteem, and interpersonal communication. A niche-area of growing expertise is with those who have concerns related to pornography use (the topic of my dissertation).

My Background and Approach

Generally speaking, I would describe my approach as one that is relational and experiential - working collaboratively together with clients to help them gain meaningful insight into how they understand themselves in the world. More specifically, my therapeutic approach is informed largely by Coherence Therapy. This is an approach to treatment that is strongly supported by new and fascinating neuroscience research. It is different from many others in that--instead of focusing on what is "negative" or "wrong" and trying to change or mask it--the purpose is to genuinely understand a person's symptoms; to curiously explore why maintaining certain patterns of thinking and behavior feels emotionally necessary, even when a person is feeling stuck because of those very things. Understanding the true nature of a symptom leads to identifying the underlying emotional reasons for it. It addresses the cause of feeling stuck, not just the symptom, and leads to meaningful and lasting change.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that no single person in the past, present, or future will ever be the same as you or me. As a result, any comparison of yourself to others will be incomplete. That is why, for me, the most fundamental aspects of engaging in therapy with someone involves exploring their experiences with a genuine sense of awe, wonder, and curiosity. My role is not to give advice; it is to help you find meaning of your own life experiences that will guide you in making fully-informed choices. If you're feeling stuck in any way, I want to help you feel unstuck!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Evernorth
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session

Info

469-607-8635 Email James
8350 North Central Expy STE 1275
Dallas, TX 75206
4700 Bryant Irvin Court Suite 303
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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