More about Jon

I was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, but I was raised in southern California. I began my educational journey at the University of California, Berkeley. It was there and in the Bay Area, in general, that I found my sense of self and came into my own. In the Bay Area I became actively involved in the lives of countless youth and young adults through mentoring and other extra curricular activities. It was the Bay that taught me the values of justice, equality, and speaking up for the voiceless.

 

In my search for being a part of the change needed in the community, I stumbled upon the field of counseling. It was while working at a residential treatment facility in Oakland, CA, that I realized the greater need for quality therapeutic services. At this point, I made the decision to become formally trained and sought to earn a Master’s degree in counseling.

 

Along the journey to obtaining my Master's degree, the passion to serve and to heal was further solidified. As a trained professional, my goal is to help heal broken families and individuals, to show love to those whom society has cast out, and to use my education and life experience to better the lives of others.

 

I enjoy working with couples and families as well as individuals. With couples, I have experience working with those in the premarital phase, new families, and seasoned couples. On the individual side, I have worked with people from various backgrounds e.g. professional athletes, entertainers, and business professionals but I also enjoy working with young adults and those in life transitions. I am also a Life Coach and I have been both a mentor to entrepreneurs and a business consultant for several years.

 

I utilize serval psychological modalities when working with individuals, couples, and families. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy are among some of my favorites.

How can I help you?

  • Depression

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Counseling 

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Stress Management

  • Spirituality

  • Gaming/Social Media/Internet Addiction

  • Men's Issues

  • Marital and Premarital Counseling

  • Family Conflict

Jon A. Parker, MAMFT, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor (GA)

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Master of Arts - Marriage & Family Therapy

PREPARE/ENRICH Certified Facilitator

Counseling, Therapy, and Life Coaching for men, meeting the unique needs of men of color. Atlanta African-American Black Men's Counseling Therapy.

475 Boulevard NE

Atlanta, GA 30308

jon@beaconmhscounseling.com

 

Tel: 770-383-1228

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

​​Saturday: By Appointment 

Atlanta African-American Men's Counseling is conveniently located near Atlanta Medical Center with plenty of free parking.

We offer the most advanced evidenced-based individual therapy and group psychotherapy in Atlanta. We are here to help you achieve your best psychiatric, mental health and addiction recovery possible.

 

Our Metro Atlanta 

Metropolitan services areas include: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Brookhaven, Grant Park, Marietta, Roswell, Decatur, Lawrenceville, Buckhead, Roswell, Duluth, Woodstock, Acworth, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Ellijay, and North Georgia.