LORETTA PARKER, LMFT
Counseling, Education, Family Services, Trauma Healing
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Exceeding Expectations One Client at a Time
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study psychological science and eventually a full time job. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, I am committed to the well-being of all my clients.
I truly care for all of my clients, and work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. Since 2009, I have worked with a variety of clients dealing with circumstances that are unique to their lives.
My approach to therapy is client-centered and I will provide support and guidance to clients during challenging times helping them heal from painful experiences and grow stronger in the therapeutic process. During sessions I will join clients where they are at, and focus on what's important to them. Current clients have said I have an engaging, kind and warm therapeutic style. At times, if clients need more direction, I will offer a solution-focused approach.
When you work with me you will also have the option to get support from Bella, the best therapy dog. I will strive to foster hope and change. We will work together to uncover what you need and provide you with coping skills, tools and options for your health and well-being.
Specialty Areas Include:
Building Healthy Relationships
Certified Brainspotting Therapist
Certified Prepare and Enrich Facilitator
August, 2018 - Present
CEO & Founder
Loving Life Family Therapy
Develops and implements strategic plan and direction of Loving Life Family Therapy's operations and programs. Oversees and reports on the organizations results to the board of directors.
September, 2017 - September 2018
Child Welfare Investigator
Placer County CPS
Reviewed calls and reports of child abuse and neglect and documented case details. Investigated claims of neglect and abuse by conducting interviews, inspections, and monitoring alleged suspects. Documented all findings and generated case reports.
May 2016 - August, 2017
Youth Services Therapist
CommuniCare Health Center
Assisted families and youth with individual and family counseling in clinics. Provided group therapy at schools and juvenile hall. Participated on the trauma resolution team to help clients with trauma related symptoms.
July, 2014 - May, 2016
Family and Youth Counselor
Mountain Valley Child and Family Services
Facilitated day treatment program for adolescent boys and girls. Assisted families and youth with individual and family counseling. Partnered with group home residential team, teacher and education team and social service organizations.
December, 2014 - December, 2016
Le Cordon Bleu University
Instructed students, mediated classroom discussions, graded papers, and created lesson plans. Created and developed course curriculum, mentored students, and facilitated course lectures.
May, 2001 - July, 2014
Prior to moving into the mental health industry full-time, I held several leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies and non-profits to create, develop and lead organizational change and employee development programs.