LPC • Victim Advocate Counselor, Multicultural Specialist • No Pronouns

Parker Schneider joined the Office of Victim Assistance in October 2020.  Parker has a Bachelor’s in Psychology with minors in Women’s Studies and Education from Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. and later went on to complete a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Additionally, Parker is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado.

Parker has experience working in community mental health, therapeutic and educational group work, residential treatment, professional training and consultation, experiential education, and trauma therapy. Parker’s work has primarily focused on trauma, oppression, and addiction treatment, as well as the intersection of those areas. Parker got started in victim services work as a Therapy Intern with the Blue Bench (Denver’s sexual assault resource center) serving survivors of sexual violence, and later working there as a contract therapist. Parker also worked with the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA). Parker’s prior experience also includes providing trainings and consultation related to transgender-specific victim services, supporting LGBTQ+ survivors, and the neurobiology of trauma.  Parker also has a past connection to CU Boulder as Parker previously worked with CU’s outdoor program at the challenge course over the course of a few seasons.

Parker has received clinical training in EMDR, parts-work, somatic and psychophysiological approaches to trauma, animal assisted therapies, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Social Justice frameworks and Feminist Therapy inform all the client work and systemic advocacy Parker engages in.