Melody Parker


Melody Lyn Parker, M.Ed., LPC

Melody began counseling at Texas Family Institute in 2006, after receiving her Masters in Counseling and Human Development from Hardin-Simmons University. She provides therapy to families and individuals, focusing on strengths that can be used to overcome difficulties. She draws from several therapeutic approaches, such as Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.  

As the mother of a large family, Melody has experienced many of the stages families go through with their children. She specializes in developing skills to overcome parenting and relationship problems. She has presented extensively for the Twogether in Texas program, and frequently teaches family skills seminars along with her husband.

Melody loves to develop deep, trusting relationships with her clients to help them meet their goals.

Specialties

Management of anxiety:

  • Training in relaxation
  • Evidence-based cognitive behavioral techniques to reduce stress
  • Lifestyle change to promote overall health

Parenting issues:

  • Managing difficult behaviors
  • Reducing conflict with teenagers
  • Strengthening the parental relationship
  • Coping with the challenges of a blended family

Counseling Approach

Working from a background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I utilize techniques that have been proven effective.

Before our first meeting, I will contact you by phone. This brief, free conversation is intended to help us decide whether we will work well together. If we feel we are on the same page, we will set up an appointment. My first goal is to understand what you want to change. Then together we can set goals that will guide the course of therapy. We will periodically look back on those goals and adjust what we are doing to make therapy effective for you.

Usually, we will meet weekly at first until you see a lot of progress. Then we will meet every other week or once a month to make sure your progress stays protected. Then we will have a final session to celebrate your progress and plan for future needs.

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