Tom Parkes LCSW

Social Worker
20 East Main Street
Avon, Connecticut 06001
Narrative of Services:

About 50% of my practice is directly treating OCD or OC-spectrum challenges. The other half is focused on a range of anxiety and trauma related disorders.

Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:

I specializing in treating individuals experiencing challenges related to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and Trauma related disorders. I work from a foundation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and integrate Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).

Training Description:

My first training was with OCD expert Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz out of UNC Chapel Hill, where I learned the foundations of OCD and ERP treatment. I then went on to take a more extensive training series with Ben Eckstein LCSW out of Bull City Anxiety and OCD. I have continued to engage in ongoing learning and consultation related to OCD and ERP.

I have many intensive ACT training courses with individuals like Dr. Steven Hayes and Dr. Russ Harris. I now facilitate my own regular consultation groups for both ERP and ACT to support other therapists in our group practice.

Diversity Statement:

I am an inclusive clinician and enjoy working with all individuals.