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Bambi ParksLCSW, RPT-S™, CCATP
EMDR Certified 
Advanced Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Training

Bambi is a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional,  Advanced Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training, and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor with over 15 years of experience. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults in trauma, anxiety, relationship, and attachment issues. 

 

Using an integrative approach to therapy, Bambi blends evidence-based techniques to serve her client's varying needs. She believes healing and growth occur in a therapeutic relationship that creates space for patients to feel seen and heard.  

Bambi received her Master's of Social work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock along with a Bachelor‘s of Social Work, with a minor in Psychology, from the same university.  Early on, Bambi took interest in treating traumatic experiences and has been trained in

TF-CBT, EMDR, and SE and more playful approaches such as art therapy techniques and sand tray. 
 

With an insatiably curious nature and a passion for learning, Bambi enjoys traveling, meeting new people, and spending time with her family. In her free time, you can find her reading, cooking, or loving on her animals.

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Enjoying the Nature

Credentials

  • Licensed Certified Social Worker

  • Advanced Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S)

  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional

  • DBT techniques

  • Art Therapy Techniques 

  • Child-Centered Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray

  • Level One Foundations Theraplay 

  • Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator 

  •  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified 

  • Advanced Somatic Experiencing Practitioner  in training

  • Emotional Focused Individual Therapy Level One 

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

  • Mindfulness Techniques

  • Gestalt therapy 

  • DC: 0-5 trained  

  • Certificate in Telehealth 15 plus hours of training 

  • Child Parent Relational Therapy

  • CE-Cert training -EBT dealing with secondary trauma and burnout

 

Associations

  • Association of Play Therapy

  • EMDR International association

  • Somatic experiencing International 

  • Psychology Today

  • Therapy Den

Additional Trainings

Certificate of Play Therapy

Heartland Play Therapy Institute, Inc, 

150 hours of Play Therapy Training

Association of Play Therapy leadership Academy Graduate

 5-month course on leadership with daily online interaction

Integration of Models

EMDR and ART therapy techniques

EMDR and Theraplay

EMDR and Play Therapy

EMDR and Ego States 

Total hours: 

40 hours supervision training

400 hours of trauma training

50 hours of anxiety training 

350 hours of play therapy training

Friends in Nature

Experience

Bambi has experience in numerous settings: acute hospital, community mental health center for adults, domestic violence shelter, school -based outpatient clinic, and a day treatment facility for children and adolescents. Bambi worked at a group private practice in Conway prior to starting her own private practice working with a variety of populations. 

Specialties 
but not limited to

Mood Disorders, Co-dependency, peer relationships, Women's issues, Autism, Chronic illness, Family Issues, Social Phobias/ Anxiety, Loneliness, Religious Trauma, Physical Abuse,  Sexual Abuse, Natural Disasters, Racial Trauma, Childhood Trauma, Domestic Violence,  Adoption, Depression, Suicide Prevention, ADHD, Dissociation, LBQTIA+, Adjustment Disorders, Grief/loss, Life Transitions, Career, Stress, Anxiety, School Issues, Work Problems, Relational Distress, Self Esteem Issues,   Anger/Aggression, and Behavioral issues 

People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right-hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” -Carl R. Rogers,

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