Dr. Parsons Speaks
at the
White House

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":

https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/photo-essay-rotarys-2014-women-action

https://www.rotary.org/en/white-house-honors-rotary-women-their-humanitarian-service

http://www.utsa.edu/today/2014/10/parsonsaward.html

http://www.stoneoaksarotary.org/Stories/dr--jackie-parsons-goes-to-washington

Article on Dr. Parsons as a WNBA "Inspiring Women" Honoree

http://www.samhouston.army.mil/pao/communitycov/covenant/08WNBAStarsInsprie.asp

About Dr. Parsons…..

Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Texas (License # 64989)

Advocate for Special Needs community

-Dr. Parsons and her son, Adam - Public Service Video about Paratransit

-https://youtu.be/kbP9MFM9OGs

Spoke at White House in 2014 on her humanitarian projects:. 

http://vimeo.com/108412550 Parsons' speech - 1:02:32 - 1:07:44

Research areas include trauma, relational neuroscience, motherhood, LGBTQ+ community, victims and survivors of modern slavery/human trafficking, 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)

*** Organization’s first Straight President ***

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 President of the Rotary Club of D 5840 to Combat Human Trafficking -2022-present

  • Board of Directors member - Family Violence Prevention Services 2021-Present

  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors - Del Shores Foundation's www.delshoresfoundation.org/jackie-parsons

  • Fiesta Cornyation Medal Sales Team Captain 2005-Present

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My Education
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.

Post Doctoral Studies - Wellesley College-Jean Baker Miller Training Institute

University of Georgia

 M.Ed - Special Education – Emotionally Disturbed/Behavior Disordered 1986

Mercer University

BA - Speech and Dramatic Arts 1984