Meet The Team
Meet The Team
The phoenix is a symbol of hope, renewal, rebirth, immortality, solitude, and grace. Just like the phoenix emerges from its ashes, so can we after devastation and loss. The phoenix brings us hope and urges us to fight on. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you are feeling empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
We are here to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in our life. Together we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Our Dedicated Staff.
Dr. Dawn Parks
Dr. Parks specializes in individual and couples therapy and maintains a private practice in Norfolk, Massachusetts. She holds a doctorate in psychology, is a licensed mental health counselor and holds an advanced certification in addictions. Originally from England she has lived in Belgium, France, Jamaica, Canada and multiple states in the U.S.A before settling in Massachusetts. Dawn has a background in exercise physiology, personal training and holistic health. She has worked in multiple milieux including forensics, research (addictions with Harvard medical school), teaching, and outpatient clinics. She especially enjoys working with individuals with mood disorders, trauma, anxiety and depression.
Christine is a licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW), CADC and LADC with over thirty years of experience in the field of mental health with a specialty in substance abuse and addictions treatment. Over the years Christine has worked in special education settings, child abuse and investigations, court treatment DWI treatment, intensive outpatient treatment as well as individual families, couples and group therapy settings. She has also served as Assistant Clinical Director in a large community mental health clinic. Besides addictions her other areas of interest include forensics, anxiety and depression, and family therapy.
Nancy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with master’s degrees in education and social work. After more than 30 years of experience in education and human services with diverse populations, she made a career change to social work focusing on a bio-psycho-social-spiritual whole person perspective. She applies this perspective to addressing a wide range of mood, thinking, and other concerns such as depression, anxiety, panic, stress management, life transitions and trauma. Other areas of specialization are grief and grieving, work and career issues, coping with serious illness, and the needs of older adults.
Derek is a certified professional life coach with a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communications. His passion for life coaching began when he worked at the Bridgewater State University Academic Achievement Center and helped students organize and complete their work, develop and master self-discipline, and establish life skills that could be applied to a multitude of circumstances. These individual one-on-one sessions allowed Derek to not only teach academic skills, but to assist individuals in building self esteem, setting goals, personal and professional development, and in acquiring an unrelenting pursuit for self-development. Derek is an innovative thinker who identifies hidden blockages and teaches alternative ways to overcome each obstacle. Derek wants you to know that he is here for you, whether its a listening ear or an encouraging word – because one small change can open doors you never imagined.
Coach Mike is a certified life coach who puts a heightened emphasis on understanding. “In the understanding of others comes a deeper understanding of ourselves.” Coach Mike believes this to be his purpose. He seeks to help those in need of overcoming limitations in their personal or professional lives by helping them identify negative behavioral patterns. He specializes in making you feel comfortable while tackling some of the more uncomfortable situations. Do you have goals that need to be met? Maybe you just need someone with an ear to lend that can also offer honest unbiased feedback? Whatever your situation may be, you can always reach out to Coach Mike for a quick friendly conversation.
Coach Tina is an IAPCC certified professional who specializes in wellness coaching, with a special interest in holistic approaches. Tina has a strong background in working as an assistant in a holistic health practice offering treatments such as acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, and therapeutic massage. She incorporates mindfulness and other holistic techniques into her coaching practices due to their overall health benefits. She has a deep understanding and compassion for assisting clients in achieving their personal goals.
Anne’s accumulated years of experience in administration and billing allow her to confidently provide the skills and knowledge needed to successfully support the staff and clients of Phoenix Behavioral Health. She is results driven, organized, and personable. Anne is motivated when helping others and is always up to a fun challenge. She finds inspiration and balance when working in her garden and spending time with her friends and family.