Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Science in Community Mental Health
Ryan Parker, LPC
Hello! This is my third year serving as the AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) Counselor or Therapeutic Counselor at Valley Pathways School. AWARE Counselors:
-Increase awareness of mental health issues among youth.
-Train others to detect and respond to mental health challenges (e.g. Youth Mental Health First Aid).
-Connect youth and families to appropriate behavioral health services.
-Collaborate with community partners (e.g. VOA; Consumer Direct Services; Americorp; Set-Free Alaska; Myhouse) to help youth succeed.
-Provide brief counseling sessions