Mesha Parker is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She decided to further her education and obtained her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. While working with at-risk youth in an in-patient boot camp setting, Mesha realized that she needed to go back to school and obtain her degree in counseling to help others. She went back to Jacksonville State University and obtained a second Master’s Degree in Community Agency Counseling. Over the years, Mesha worked with different populations and decided that she needed to further her education again to help those who were struggling with addiction. She started school online at Capella University and obtained a third Master’s Degree in Addiction Studies. Mesha is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and is trained in Moral Reconation Therapy. Mesha is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Alabama.
Mesha has more than 17 years of experience in counseling providing therapeutic treatment, including working with at-risk youth, adolescents, children and families for reunification and family preservation, substance abuse, children with behavioral problems and mental health issues, children who have experienced mental, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, individuals who have mental illness, co-occurring disorders, trauma exposure, providing wrap-around services, and providing services for individuals who have HIV/AIDS.
Mesha describes her vision for counseling, “I want to help others to see that their life has a purpose, and that everyone needs someone to hear their story.” Mesha is that individual who wants to hear everyone’s story and to help them create a better life by resolving personal, social, or psychological problems in their lives by providing her professional expertise.
Mesha’s passion is to continue to increase her knowledge in helping others help themselves; therefore, she is a member of the American Counseling Association, as well as the Alabama Counseling Association. Mesha has volunteered in the town of Ohatchee for more than 19 years as a cheer sponsor for the youth league to give back to the organization where she spent her childhood.