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• Relationship/Family Issues

• Men’s Issues

• Career Counseling

• Advocacy

• Video Game/Social Media Addiction

• Spiritual Concerns

Treatment Orientations

• PREPARE/ENRICH Certified Facilitator

• Attachment Theory

• Emotionally Focused Therapy

• Family Systems Theory

• CBT/DBT

• Solution Focused

• Coaching

• Mindfulness

Client Focus

• Business Professionals

• Couples, Families, Individuals

• Adolescents, College Aged & Young Adults

• Entertainment Industry Professionals

Jon A. Parker, MAMFT, LPC, NCC

PREPARE/ENRICH Certified Facilitator

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

I believe that people should seek counsel when life is going as expected and in

times of emotional and psychological distress. Counseling allows for us to work

through our blind spots, it helps us to improve or maintain good mental and

spiritual health, and it helps us heal.

ABOUT JON

Jon is a well traveled, adventure seeking, life enthusiast, who finds great delight in helping others. In his life journey thus far, he has traveled to six continents and 14 countries, seeing both the highs and lows of the human condition. In his own life he has experienced personal tragedy and loss but also great triumph and deep expressions of love and compassion. Jon’s personal experiences and globetrotting have helped him realize that there is more to life than pleasure seeking and checking off a bucket list. He is committed to seeking justice, healing the wounded, and illuminating the path of the lost. Through therapy and life coaching, Jon seeks to help others achieve clarity on three levels via mind, body, and soul.

In the 12 years between his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Jon searched for significance in many different professional arenas. Jon worked in corporate America amassing experience as a personal banker and as a licensed tax preparer. Jon has also moonlighted in the entertainment industry. Amongst other distinctions, Jon is a Grammy nominated audio engineer, he is an award-winning journalist, and he currently is a co-host of an internationally downloaded podcast. Jon also had several years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families before obtaining his Master’s degree.

Jon enjoys working with couples and families as well as individuals. With couples, he has experience working with those in the premarital phase, new families, and seasoned couples. On the individual side, Jon has experience working with elementary through high school and college students, business professionals, and those who work in the entertainment industry. Jon is also a Life Coach and has been both a mentor and consultant for many years.

International Projects

      • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Black Lion Hospital: Lab assistant for HIV/AIDS research
      • Lions Tour 2012. Johannesburg, Cape Town, Polokwane — South Africa. Lusaka, Zambia. Maseru, Lesotho: Tour manager for concert series and educational workshops. Assisted with missions work.
      • Cape Town, Gugulethu-South Africa. — Volunteer: Hillsong Africa Foundation. Helped to build community gardens, helped with restoration efforts in various community centers and schools, and served along side their mobile nutrition team. — Gave motivational, career, and life talks to students of I.D Mkhize High School. — Volunteer: Maitland Cottage Home
      • Curitiba, Florianopolis – Brazil: Tour manager for concert series. Assisted with missions work.
      • Edinburgh, Scotland — Church planting/vision casting excursion. Assisted with missions work.
      • Bangkok, Thailand— Summer camp leader.

Media and

Entrepreneurial

Experience

Jon has 12+ years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. He has worked in clinical environments, within the community context, through school systems, and in traditional counseling settings. He is passionate about healing wounds associated with Social Justice/Injustice, classism, gender inequality, and other issues affecting the poor and persons of color.

How can Jon help you?

  • Design

    • Co-owner of The Svelte Group (Branding, Marketing, & Apparel Design)
    • Video Production And Layout Specialist
  • Music

    • Artist Management
    • Several Courses in Business and Entertainment Law
    • Urban Market Rep — Sony Music Distributions
    • Tour and Road Management
    • Marketing, Advertising, PR
    • Personal Assistant
    • Audio Engineer
    • Music Producer
  • News

    • TV News Room Assistant — KTVU Fox 2 (Oakland, CA)
    • News Director — KALX 90.7 FM (Berkeley, CA)
  • Speaking Engagements

          • Ready D Show- Good Hope FM- Cape Town, South Africa (October, 2018) — Mental Health Awareness (Warning Signs of Depression)-In studio Guest Speaker
          • Dad Craft- Men’s Breakfast (www.dadcraft.com)- Denver, CO (February, 2017) — Guest Speaker: “Fatherhood: Relationship Not Just Compliance
          • Terminus Collective (www.terminuscollective.org)- Atlanta, GA (January 2017) — Panelist: “Mental Health and Families: Medicine vs Natural Remedies”
          • Hell You Talmbout (BossFM www.Mybossfm.com)- Atlanta, GA (October 2016) — Wealth Wednesday-In Studio Guest Speaker
          • Cornerstone Church- Atlanta, GA (July 2016) — Panelist: “Moving Forward Together: A Dialogue on Race, Justice, & Moving Forward”
          • Decatur Community Workshop- Decatur, GA (March 2016 – May 2016) — Guest Speaker/Panelist: “#RealisticRelationshipGoals”, “Living Single In Atlanta”, “Just Married: A Panel Discussion”
          • Rapzilla.com (February 2016) — Panelist: “Canon and friends discuss depression,” Web/Panel discussion about depression, PTSD, and mental health.
          • Peace Preparatory Academy- Atlanta, GA (December 2015) — Workshop Leader: “Parents Guide to Emotions”
          • North Georgia Church Planting Network- Atlanta, GA (November 2015) — Panelist: “Emotional Health/Emotional Intelligence”
          • Impact Conference 2015- Atlanta, GA (January 2015) — Guest Speaker/Panelist: “The Gray Areas of Christianity”, “So You Want to be an Artist”
          • Blueprint Church- Atlanta, GA (January 2015) — Guest Lecturer: “The Gospel and Race” Series
          • George Washington Carver High School- Atlanta, GA (October 2014)— Career Day Panelist
          • I.D. Mkhize High School- Gugulethu, South Africa (August 2014) — Host/Workshop Leader: Career, Education, and Entrepreneurship Workshop
          • CCFM 107.5 FM- Cape Town, South Africa (July 2014) — On-Air Guest: “The Hip Hop Wednesday Show” Topic- Business Opportunities in Hip Hop Music
          • Emory University- Atlanta, GA (September 2012) — Guest Panelist: Topic- “Young, Educated, and Married”
  • Mental Health Groups and Workshops Facilitated:

      • Substance Abuse
      • Internet/Social Media Addiction
      • Creative Problem Solving
      • Behavior Modification
      • Emotional Regulation
      • Cognitive Behavioral
      • Anger Management
      • Career Choice
      • Coping Skills
      • Life Skills

Education

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How can Jon help you?