Marcel Parker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #137765
About Marcel (pronouns: they/them)
Early in life, I lived in a small strip mining town situated between the Yellowstone, Tongue, and Big Horn Rivers. The coal dust and power plant emissions painted spectacular sunsets on the horizon as backdrop to profound social and environmental degradation. The dust took root in my asthmatic lungs, as my five, six, and then seven year old mind tried to make sense of the violence spilled out upon Apsáalooke and Cheyenne lands. Amidst the violence, I also witnessed the propensity of life to resist erasure and spring up in unexpected ways.
Today, I identify as a white, queer, trans/non-binary, justice oriented therapist, living and working on Pomo and Coast Miwok lands. I choose to work as a therapist because therapy has been instrumental in my own healing journey and I believe it holds the potential to help ameliorate the impacts of trauma and oppression. Prior to working as a therapist, I worked as a systems analyst and as a biodynamic craniosacral practitioner, supporting individuals navigating trauma and chronic pain/illness.
I believe healing and change are possible. Therapy is but one of many paths through which to forge self-awareness and make meaning out of this wild landscape filled with struggle, determination, resiliency, and joy. I look forward to learning how I might support you on your own unique journey of liberation!
MA in Holistic Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University (2020)
Undergraduate degrees: Biology, Sociology, and Queer Studies
Certifications: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Massage Therapy