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Chris Parks

Chris began his career in counseling and therapy in 1983 when he graduated Colorado Mountain College with an AA in Outdoor Therapy, followed shortly by his attendance at Missouri State University where he obtained a BA in Therapeutic Services and John Brown University where he obtained his Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2006.


Chris brings over 40 years of experience working in environments ranging from in-patient children's psychiatric hospitals to school-based mental health settings including Joplin High School following the 2011 F5 tornado. For the past decade, he has owned and operated Restoring Hope Counseling focusing and treating the effects of attachment issues, stress, depression, and anxiety, created by trauma and its effects upon the family system.

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