Belen Parga, LPC
My name is Belen Parga and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my Bachelors of Liberal Arts and my Master’s of Educational Psychology Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. I had been working in public education for twenty years as a college academic advisor, professional educator and school counselor in elementary, middle and high school.
I provide counseling services in both English and Spanish. I work with individuals, children, adolescents, families and adults in English and Spanish. My specialized areas of interest include: trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, abuse issues, crisis intervention, school behavioral issues, and anger management. My theoretical approach is client centered, and solution focused. I utilize an eclectic approach based on the individual needs of the client. I have training in EDMR therapy, Child Centered Play Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I am currently working on my certification for EMDR Therapy and Child Center Play Therapy at this time.
I believe play, art and sand tray therapy has a significant impact on children and adolescents as it is the primary language of emotion and can foster brain development. Often times talk therapy is limited as emotions and trauma are often stored in the body where memories can also exist. I look forward to the working alongside with you or your child on this journey of self-discovery and hope.