Bhavika Parmar

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Dan Millman

Hi, I’m Bhavika

Healthy changes, growth and resiliency are important factors that parents want to see in their children and teens. When children and teens face obstacles at home or school, it can be difficult to provide appropriate support for their emotional needs. My role is to help children and teens find ways to learn and process their thoughts and emotions, create healthy choices and changes, and building appropriate social skills and resiliency. Additionally, providing parents with strategies and techniques to connect with their children and teens to create a healthy lifestyle.

There are different modalities that I utilize in the therapeutic process in order to meet the clients needs. Specifically, I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, child and adolescent counseling, parenting skills training, play therapy, educational counseling, table-top role-playing group therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy. My approach is holistic, viewing my clients as entire individuals, and providing them with a safe, creative, and caring environment to build our therapeutic relationship. While working with your child or teen, we will work together to find and develop treatment goals and work towards meeting those goals. I believe change is possible because I will provide clients with a safe, nonjudgmental, and culturally sensitive environment to process their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

Areas of focus:

  • Children and teens struggling with
    • Mood disorders
    • Academic-related/executive functioning issues
    • Self-harm and suicidal ideation
    • LGBTQ related struggles and issues
    • Social skills building
  • Adult women, children, and teens with trauma history
  • Parenting skills

Educational and Professional Background:

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in the state of Texas. My education includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Honors) from Argosy University. My professional training and clinical experience comes from working with individuals, groups, and families at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and Fulbright Neuropsychology. Additionally, I provide counseling services at a culturally-specific domestic violence agency and community outreach and education services.

I have acquired the following licensure, credentials, and professional memberships:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (License# 81939)

Supervised by Beth Coles, M.Ed., LPC-S #61349, RPT-S

  • Completed certificate in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Completed certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Professional member of the America Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Member of Chi Sigma Iota – Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International

Outside of the therapeutic setting, I engage in various fun, creative, and relaxing activities. Some of the activities I enjoy are the following: traveling, arts and crafts, cooking, spending time with my family, writing short stories and poems, playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends, and creating community outreach and education workshops.

Email: Bhavika103@hotmail.com

Contact number: (917) 385-7662