Dr. Parsons Speaks
In Fall 2014, Dr. Parsons was chosen by Rotary International and endorsed by the Obama Administration as one of 10 "Rotary Women of Action" and was honored at the White House.
Articles on Dr. Parsons as one of Rotary's "Women of Action":
Article on Dr. Parsons as a WNBA "Inspiring Women" Honoree
A Few Facts about Dr. Parsons
Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Texas (License # 64989)
Advocate and parent of an individual with special needs. Below is a link to a video about the positive impact Special Needs Transportation has had on Dr. Parsons and her son, Adam:
Spoke at White House in 2014 on her humanitarian projects:.
Parsons' speech - 1:02:32 - 1:07:44
Research areas include trauma, relational neuroscience, motherhood, LGBTQ+ community, First Responders and families, special needs families, and military service members and families.
Published and presented on both counseling and neurofeedback extensively- both nationally and internationally
Former State President of the Texas Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (a division of the Texas Counseling Association)
Mother of 7 children - 2 have special needs
Married to Lt. Col. Larry Parsons, (Ret, USAF)
Army Brat - Father was a Staff Sergeant (Retired Army)
Worked as an Emergency Room Psychiatric Consultant for a number of hospitals in several South Texas counties, assessing patients for homicidal, suicidal, or psychotic behavior.
Active volunteer in the community - Charter member of the Stone Oak Rotary Club in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Parsons served as the Club’s President in 2005-06. She has served at the District level in District 5840 as Rotaract Chair, District Treasurer, and as an Assistant Governor. Dr. Parsons is now serving as an Assistant Governor She is a member of the Oak Hills Rotary Club.
Dr. Parsons serves as the Vice Chair for the Del Shores Foundation's Board of Directors.
Dr. Parsons also volunteers with the Fiesta Cornyation Medal Sales Team as Captain and has done so for almost two decades.
St. Mary's University
PhD - Counselor Education and Supervison 2008
Dissertation -The efficacy of integrating neurofeedback and Relational -Cultural Theory -based counseling in working with mothers and their special needs children: A phenomenological study.
University of Georgia
M.Ed - Special Education – Emotionally Disturbed/Behavior Disordered 1986
BA - Speech and Dramatic Arts 1984