About Mary Parker

“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” -Brené Brown

Hello! I’m Mary.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #114262

My name is Mary Parker and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing for over four years and I absolutely love what I do! I truly value all of my clients and the relationships that we create. My counseling approach uses a relational and attachment-based lens, as I believe the relationships we form with ourselves and others are integral to healing. I have an integrative approach to counseling that utilizes a combination of modalities including CBT, DBT, person-centered, relational, and narrative approaches.

I believe therapy is a collaborative process where I can help my clients empower themselves to make desired changes, find acceptance, and live true to their authentic selves. My role as a therapist is to maintain a stance of nonjudgment, empathy, and unconditional positive regard at all times in order to help my clients feel safe navigating and expressing complex issues. I strive to bring a sense of genuineness, open-mindedness, and even a little humor into my work with my clients.

Outside of counseling, I am a sports fanatic. I love the San Francisco Giants and I attend games as often as I can! I have 20+ years of experience as a martial art practitioner and enjoy being active with my chocolate lab, Bailey.

My Approach & Values

I have extensive experience counseling children, teenagers, adults, and groups. My primary experience includes working with childhood trauma, LGBTQIA+ related issues, sexual abuse/assault trauma, depression, self-harm, attachment-related issues, and anxiety. I have experience treating complex trauma with brain spotting and using play therapy with children.

After graduating in 2019 with a Master’s of Science in Psychology- Marriage and Family Therapy, I worked counseling children and teens for two years at a local non-profit. My experience includes two years at Stonewall Alliance Center of Chico, where I was fortunate to counsel individuals with LGBTQIA+ specific issues. I also worked for Chico State’s Counseling and Wellness Center counseling the college population, where my primary focus was counseling groups and individuals with sexual trauma-related issues.

My Expertise

  • Self Harm, Depression, and Anxiety
  • Childhood, Sexual, and Complex Trauma
  • LGBTQIA+ related issues
  • Brainspotting

My Experience

  • Two years at local non-profit counseling children and teens
  • Two years at Stonewall Alliance
  • Worked at Chico State’s Counseling and Wellness Center with a primary focus in Sexual Trauma

My Education

  • Earned Bachelors degree in Psychology from Chico State in 2011
  • Earned Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chico State in 2019
  • Pursuing Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University

I Work With Individuals, Adolescents, and Children.

Individual discussing her problems with a counselor

Individual Therapy

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Children's Counseling

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My Information

  • I work at the Cohasset Office.
  • I charge $130 for the first session and $100 per session thereafter.
  • I see clients both in person and via TeleHealth.

Getting Started is Easy

We understand that counseling is a brave first step toward health, wholeness, and mended relationships. But it is a hard step. We want to make the process as simple as possible for you.

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First Session

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(530) 410-0505

1600 Humboldt Road, Suite 3 Chico, CA 95928

274 Cohasset Road, Suite 100 Chico, CA 95926

info@chicocreekcounseling.com