He views therapy as a means of helping clients build on their existing strengths while discovering new tools and resources that promote increased self-awareness, improved coping and enhanced quality of life.
A specialist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dr. Parrish also employs Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness-based approaches when appropriate. In a warm and collaborative style, he tailors therapy to each client’s individual needs and goals.
Dr. Parrish received his Ph.D. in psychology from Concordia University. His most recent clinical positions have been at the Oakville Centre for Cognitive Therapy (OCCT) and SHIFT Cognitive Therapy in Oakville and he previously worked at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre and at the Mood Disorders Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. Dr. Parrish is a founding and accredited member of the Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, and is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Ontario Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.