Dr. Parisi is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist:
Provides psychological testing, wellness checks and critical incident debriefing.
Dr. Mark Parisi is a licensed clinical psychologist and US Army Veteran of the 86th Combat Support Hospital-18th Airborne Corps. Dr. Parisi has been licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and Florida since the late 1990s. Dr. Parisi has a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1991 and went on to earn a Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology and Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) in 1995. His career as a clinical psychologist spans some twenty-five years and including experience in nearly all sectors of the mental health industry.
Dr. Parisi completed his internship and residency while serving on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1995 – 1998 and specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychology, Community Mental Health, Traumatic Stress Disorders, and Neuropsychology. Dr. Parisi deployed overseas to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, in 1997 with the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army as part of Task Force 2-87 where he served as Director of Mental Health for over 1000 U.S. Army active-duty soldiers. Dr. Parisi was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, attached to the 101st Airborne Division and participated in numerous real-world deployments as part of a combat stress control detachment including critical incident stress debriefings for military incidents, natural disasters, and civilian emergencies. Dr. Parisi served as an aeromedical psychologist ensuring the psychological readiness of the 101st Airborne Division’s vast aviation assets. Dr. Parisi was awarded the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) for his active-duty military service in 1998. After honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Dr. Parisi was a Reserve Naval Psychologist attached to Great Lakes Naval Base in North Chicago, IL.
Dr. Parisi conducts psychological evaluations and neuropsychological evaluations as well as has expertise working with teenagers, adults, families, and couples and feels passionate about working with first responders and veterans. His treatment style is pragmatic, evidence-based and influenced by elements of Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused Therapy, and strongly informed by his exposure to such renowned pioneers in the field as Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, Dr. Albert Ellis, and Ms. Insoo Kim-Berg – all of which he had the pleasure of learning under during his post-graduate training. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Skokie Valley Rotary Club, and the Des Plaines Elks Club.