Parke Sterling


Parke Sterling


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 0701008342
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Initial Sessions are $150 and last 75 minutes so that we have extra time to understand your needs and to see if we are a good fit for one another. All ongoing sessions are $125 and last 50 minutes.
Free Initial Consultation


Richmond , Virginia 23230

My Approach to Helping

Your heart starts to beat and your palms start to sweat before you even walk in the door. The voice in your head is playing on a continuous loop predicting every worst-case scenario imaginable. You try deep breathing and telling yourself that it’s not a big deal, but that does not change the fact that you get so damn anxious in pretty much every social situation. Now that the world is “opening back up,” you've realized with dread that you’ll have to start facing people again. Before COVID, you felt like you spent all your waking hours just trying to AVOID feeling anxious. That was exhausting and you know you need to make a change.

"You can't control the waves, but you can learn how to surf." Working together, I can help you learn how to surf by starting to take steps towards a life you want while learning new ways to relate to anxiety so that it no longer dictates your life.

My goal is not for you to be in therapy for years on end but to get you living a more meaningful life and to make my job obsolete as quickly as possible. We won’t just talk, we will roll our sleeves up and work towards change using a proven approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Clients have described my approach to therapy as laid back, transparent and invested in that when I work with someone, I naturally get excited when they are making changes because I feel as though “we are in this together.” I intentionally maintain a smaller caseload, so I can focus more energy on you during our session and more time reflecting on your situation in between our sessions.

I remember the nerves I felt when I first started therapy. It's not easy and it takes courage, but that first step is worth it because at the end of today, there will be one less day for all of us on this earth and we might as well live it as fully as we can. Learn more at or call, text or email me and we can discuss the path forward to change.

More Info About My Practice

I will be using teletherapy for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19. I use a secure, confidential video portal. It’s kind of like Skype or Zoom, but more secure and without the glitches.

Teletherapy allows people from all walks of life – the working professional, the college kid, the stay at home parent – to fit therapy more seamlessly into their day. No driving, no sitting in a waiting room and you can wear flip flops or go barefoot if you want (I may or may not be as well).

A recent meta-analyses involving over 90,000 people showed that teletherapy is equally as effective as traditional, in-person therapy and for some people it can be even more effective.

Services I Provide

  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I help people learn how to stop letting social anxiety dictate their lives and start living with more purpose. I also work with guys who are finding that they are just dissatisfied and stressed with life despite having achieved goal after goal. I can help anyone who is struggling with phobias, OCD, addiction and low self-esteem as well. To read more about my approach, go to my website.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
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