June Parks, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, consultant, keynote speaker, and youth empowerment specialist who shows young people, and the professionals who provide services to them, how to obtain mental well-being and resilience.

June celebrates the passion and dedication that higher ed professionals bring to their work as they serve other professionals and students, and this appreciation can be found in every aspect of her work.

June understands that the field of higher education places extremely high and often unrealistic demands on the time and energy of its professionals. Her work addresses the attrition, burnout, and staff turnover which are often the unfortunate consequences of these experiences. 

With over 20 years of experience in the areas of child psychology, trauma, and human development, June has the skills to enhance youths’ well-being, and she shows other professionals how to do the same while never losing sight of their own personal and professional well-being through specialized consulting and experiential activities that increase learning and discovery.

June has been featured in webinars, podcasts, and panels and has spoken at the University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors, Michigan College Access Network, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. June is also the creator of the successful Identify the Why workshop which enhances adolescents’ social and emotional learning.

June earned her doctorate from Northwestern University. She has taught masters and doctoral-level students at The University of Chicago and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in the areas of child and adolescent development and child and adolescent trauma. June maintains a successful private practice in Chicago, Illinois where she treats children, adolescents, adults, and families. June is a mother of two young adults who keep her energized and closely connected to her work in youth empowerment.

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