As an experienced counselor, Dr. Parries is dedicated to working collaboratively with her clients to bring about positive change in their lives. Through the use of solution focused, humanistic, and cognitive behavioral therapies and techniques, she seeks to assist clients with their difficulties. Dr. Parries finds that solution-focused techniques work well for clients who come in with the primary aim of reducing or relieving their symptoms. Reality therapy works well for issues related to negative and unsuccessful patterns of behaviors and making plans to change those patterns for a more productive life. Although she gravitates towards the previously mentioned approaches, Dr. Parries is, foremost, pro-client-- applying a strengths based approach to help clients recognize the skills and abilities that they already possess. Employing an integrated approach, she will make herself familiar with and utilize those techniques that are most appropriate for the client and their presenting concerns.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor, her previous counseling experiences have given her the opportunity to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, with a host of presenting concerns. Areas of focus include stress, women's issues, workplace issues. anxiety, depression and workplace issues.