Dr. Danielle Parker is a licensed clinical psychologist who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families in school, college, residential, and clinical settings. Her expertise lies in psychotherapy, group therapy, and psycho-educational, psychological, and neuropsychological assessments. Dr. Parker utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, applied behavioral analysis, family therapy, motivational interviewing, behavioral therapy, mindfulness, psycho-educational and process groups, school and home observations and interventions, and state -of-the art standardized testing batteries. Dr. Parker provides expert, comprehensive assessments and effective intervention programs to support clients’ well being. Dr. Parker strives to build strong therapeutic alliances with clients and meaningful partnerships among parents, pediatricians, teachers, and providers to create comprehensive, cohesive treatment plans that fully meet the needs of children, teenagers, and families. Dr. Parker earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and her Master’s and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego.

Education and Training

  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California – Santa Barbara, CA
  • Behavioral Health Provider, Rady Children’s Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychologist, Alternate Behavioral Strategies, San Diego
  • Counselor, San Diego Center for Children, Residential and Outpatient Comprehensive Behavioral Programs
  • Clinician, Quality Group Homes, Residential Treatment Center
  • Clinician, UCSD Eating Disorders Clinic

Dr. Parker’s Specializations:

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • College Students
  • Families

Dr. Parker’s Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child Development
  • Depression
  • Developmental, Psychological, Psycho-educational, and Neuropsychological Assessments
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image
  • Giftedness
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Loss
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parent Guidance
  • School and Home Observations and Interventions
  • School Consultations and IEP/504 Meetings
  • Spectrum Difficulties
  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Trauma

Dr. Parker’s Treatment Approach:

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • State-of-the-art, standardized testing batteries
  • Trauma Focused Therapy

With children and teenagers, Dr. Parker utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, mindfulness, family therapy, and parent guidance with immediate tools for effective change. Dr. Parker collaborates very closely with parents from a family systems and developmental perspective. Dr. Parker also collaborates closely with schools, pediatricians, and psychiatrists to enhance a team approach.

With college students and young adults, Dr. Parker utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy for immediate change and coping with life-stressors, and mindfulness and motivational interviewing to enhance awareness, change past patterns, increase strengths and self-esteem, and engage in healthier/positive relationships and choices.

Utilizing a holistic approach, Dr. Parker’s work will focus on providing you with the specific tools to overcome challenges, facilitate coping skills, adapt to life stressors, and gain insight and effective strategies to promote positive and healthy change. Our goal is to facilitate your abilities to empower yourself, your child, and your family via profound, permanent changes to help you thrive.