Deb Parker

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Deb has 10 years clinical experience helping people navigate the intricate realm of interpersonal relations. Deb has worked in the areas of Relationship Counselling, EAP, Suicide Prevention, Trauma, Adolescent Mental Health, Multicultural Mental Health, and Career Counselling. Deb genuinely cares for her clients and has the ability to attune equally with adult female and male clientele. Her empathetic, collaborative approach has led to positive outcomes for many clients.

Deb is passionate about helping people emerge from therapy with increased self-efficacy; she also loves to work with individuals going through relationship challenges whether it be romantic, at work, or with family and friends. Deb believes human relationships are crucial to our happiness, well-being, and health. She believes relationships provide us with social support, emotional connection, and a sense of belonging and having these in our lives helps us to cope with stress, enhance our productivity, and create a positive work environment.

Deb uses therapeutic approaches which underpin her practice such as Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Somatic Approaches, Male-Friendly Approaches, Attachment Science, Emotionally Focused Individual / Couples Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gottman Therapy and Positive Psychology

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Areas of Expertise

  • Work Stress/Transition
  • Chronic Worry/Anxiety
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Low Mood/Depression
  • Relationship Loss/Issues


  • Qualified Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW)