Rebecca Parks, M.A., LMFT Associate
Supervised by Cristy Ragland, M.A., LPC-S, LMFT-S
$90 per 50-minute session
$135 per 80-minute session
University of Texas at Austin, B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences
Texas State University, Master's Program in Professional Counseling
Areas of focus:
Relational Focus with Couples & Families
Attachment-Based Play Therapy
I am currently completing my hours as an LMFT-Associate, under the supervision of Cristy Ragland, LPC-S, LMFT-S, and am training to become a Registered Play Therapist. I have a passion for couples, families, attachment issues, women’s issues, reconciliation, healthy masculinity, and healing experiences with the Lord. I see my role as a passionate advocate and mediator for my clients, motivated by the unique struggles of the human experience. We experience our world and gain a sense of self through relationships, therefore I believe change happens within relationships. Connection is key to healing. Often, that which is not communicated, communicated through negative emotions, or misunderstood becomes a barrier to forming the connections that we are so desperately craving. I help individuals, couples and families sift through their emotions, past experiences, conflict patterns, and cognitions, in order to find more joyful ways of connecting to others and to themselves and implement practices that will sustain well-being. I draw from interpersonal neurobiology and attachment-based relational theories, such as EFT, to strengthen attachment in relationships, foster insight and healing about your past, discover unmet needs and how to meet them, and facilitate the joy of togetherness.
Attachment theory is foundational to my work with children and adolescents. I believe children thrive when allowed emotional safety, expression, and acceptance. In play therapy, my role is to provide an unconditionally positive and supportive presence, build a supportive and encouraging relationship, process difficult emotions like sadness and fear, and foster confidence-building, as a child expresses their inner-world through play. I, also, offer support and guidance to parents as they seek to strengthen their attachment with their child or adolescent.