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    Alafia Parker

    Accepting New Clients

    Mode: Virtual and In-person (In-person will more than likely go to two days a week by the end of the year as of now it is Thursdays).
    Type of Practice: Adolescent, Adult, Elder, Individual, LGBTQ+, transgender persons, anxiety, depression, trauma, adoption, fathers
    Availability: Mon-Thur 10a-7p, Thursday 10-7p. (When I return from paternity leave I will be working only two days a week hybrid 10a-7p for about 4-6 weeks).

    My name is Alafia Parker, I have been licensed by the state of Ohio to practice social work for over the past three years and in the field for the past six. I began working in the field at the age of 21 with young boys with Autism, later transitioning to a supervisory role in a residential treatment facility for adolescents with mental health and substance use challenges. I have provided services in residential treatment facilities, daycares, schools, the community, client’s homes, and in the office.

    My clinical expertise includes addressing trauma issues, Nationally Certified as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Therapist; substance use issues, credentialed as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant; extensive work with anxiety, depression, and those within the LGBTQ+ community. Lately, my passion has grown extensively in working with fathers and the challenges of parenthood, being a new father myself.

    My personal style is implementing a task-management approach which requires clients to practice skills between sessions and review the effectiveness of interventions so that client’s get the most out of my services. Lastly, I focus on strengths and skills to build client’s confidence in managing their challenges and their lives.