Mckayla is a current employee and clinical intern at Tandem Mental Health Associates, Inc. (TMHA). She is working towards the completion of her master’s degree in Counselor Education with a concentration in mental health counseling at Longwood University. Mckayla is registered and approved with the Virginia Board of Counseling as a Qualified Mental Health Professional – Trainee.
Mckayla is passionate about areas such as anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and substance use issues, and behavior issues. At TMHA, she has experience working with various ages and groups, but most often works with adolescents. She focuses on helping clients become the best and happiest version of themselves by identifying and improving thought patterns and behaviors while learning to accept and deal with emotions. Her goal is to create a counseling environment that is unique and oriented to the specific needs of each client. Mckayla often incorporates strategies and techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) along with other approaches that best fit each client.
Mckayla previously graduated from Longwood with her Bachelor of Science in psychology and a minor in biology. She maintains a student membership with the American Counseling Association and is a member of the Phi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for counseling.
To schedule an appointment with Mckayla please contact our office.
Mckayla Parker is under the clinical supervision of David Sorrentino, LPC, CSOTP.
Monday: As needed
Saturday: As needed