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I am Vickie Parker, a 67-year-old Marriage and Family Therapist in Redding, California and committed to offering only the highest level of services to my clients. I make it both a goal and a habit to really enjoy life.

I have been married (for the second time around) for 35 years, and I love being a wife, mother, daughter, and grandmother. 

I allow myself to be open and inspired by the world around me. I cherish the outdoors and enjoy running, swimming, and biking with my husband, and I will always be the first to say that life is not easy, but is a challenging adventure filled with difficult situations, excitement, relationships, joy, and lots of hard work.

I live to inspire and encourage those around me, and I can’t wait to meet you! You can sign up for a free account to get started.

Sessions are 45 minutes long, the fee is $100 for individuals.

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I have set up a full-service interactive counseling program to help and inspire people like you.  The goal is that in listening to yourself, you’ll find out who you really are, decide who you want to be, and discover resources that will energize your life.

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver

I, Vickie Parker, welcome the opportunity to come alongside anyone who wants to make changes in their life and do the work. As a marriage and family therapist, I meet with couples, families, and individuals. I especially enjoy working with couples on premarital and marriage counseling.  You may just need help with a particular challenge, or your relationship may be in crisis.  Whatever it is, I would love to sit down and listen to you tell me all about your issues, big or small.

Sessions are 45 minutes long, the fee is $100 for individuals.

Couples Counseling

The initial assessment is done in three sessions. In the first session, I meet with the couple for 80-90 minutes.  Between the first and second session, the couple fills out an assessment online that has been formulated by the Gottman Institute, based on 30 years of research, to help assess the strong areas of the relationship and the areas that are weak.  The cost for the assessment is $30 for the couple.  For the second appointment, I meet individually with each person for 45 minutes.  In the third session, I meet with both together for 80-90 minutes and review the assessment completed online. Together we formulate a treatment plan that is tailored to the couple in the areas of their relationship that need strengthening.

The cost for each of these 3 sessions is $150, ($450 for all three).

The couple’s Friendship, the Nature of Conflicts, the presence of the “Four Horsemen”, (criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and stonewalling), Life’s Dreams and Shared Meaning, and Chaos, will be assessed and intervention tools will be implemented to strengthen weak areas.

Average appointments for couples engaging in the Gottman Method of therapy are 12 sessions.  Sessions after the first 3 appointments will be 45-55 minutes and the fee is $100 for each one.

If you looking for the highest-qualified therapist in Redding, California and would like to schedule an office visit feel free to contact me, Vickie Parker, MFT, at your convenience. Simply leave a message with your name and telephone number and I will get right back to you.

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