Wes Parks

Therapist. Human. Son. Mate. Realistic idealist. Champion of social justice. Artist. Writer. Grown-up Lost Boy. TBD...

A little about Wes...

“None of us gets through life without some serious hurt, and some serious joy. The ways we respond to challenges or capitalize on opportunities is based on myriad experiences and encounters throughout our lives. I believe that whatever leads us to this moment, we always have an opportunity for personal growth and improvement. Through a careful exploration of our individual histories and valid world-views, we can better understand ourselves and how to make the most of our lives to be happy, healthy and productive.”

Before committing to any course of therapy or assessment, I think it’s helpful to understand a little bit about me...

Because there is no way I'd see a therapist until I understood who they were as a person.

My Interest in Therapy


I have always been drawn to an understanding of others’ behaviors. Or, more to the point, I have always been curious about why people do the things they do, even when they are unhealthy, ill-advised, or otherwise counter intuitive. That was my initial interest in psychology, fostered by observations on the playground, in church, at parties, in the workplace…anywhere people gather, behaviors happen that left me trying to understand what I was witnessing, making sense of the “why.” Once the why becomes clear, making the transition from maladaptive to healthy, prosocial functioning completes the cycle I find so interesting.

I have worked with diverse problems that have included mood issues, anxiety problems, stress management, anger management, relationship problems, social skills training, sexual trauma, pervasive developmental issues, ADHD, PTSD, meditation and mindfulness, and personality disorders. I have specialized training and expertise in neuropsychological assessment, including specialized diagnoses and treatment recommendations. Additionally, I have experience working in the forensic arena in terms of psychological assessment, court-ordered counseling, sentencing/mitigation investigations and trial consulting.

Training & Licensure

My Interest in Life

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.


Master of Science

Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Neuropsychology University of Texas at Tyler


Bachelor of Arts


University of Texas at Dallas


Prior to completing my bachelor’s degree, I worked in service- and product-oriented retail sectors in management, training, and consulting roles. Needless to say, this provided many opportunities to observe others and ask myself “why?” When I could not stop thinking about human behavior, I decided to study psychology. I completed my undergraduate degree as a nontraditional student with a good amount of life and real world work experience. Following that, I completed a master’s degree in clinical psychology, with a specialization in neuropsychology.

As a person, I have numerous interests outside of my professional identity. I am also a bit of an artist. I am an avid reader of all genres of literature. I enjoy great meals with friends, running, movies, hiking, my cats, family outings, watching live sports, playing softball, politics, social justice, philanthropy….and the list goes on and on!

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