Hello. It’s great to meet you. My name is Dr. Mark Parisi. Let me tell you a bit about myself. I have been licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and Florida since the late 1990s. I earned my Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1991 and went on to earn my Master of Science (M.S.) in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology and my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) in 1995.
I completed my internship and residency while serving on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1995 – 1998 and specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychology, Community Mental Health, Traumatic Stress Disorders, and Neuropsychology. I am proud to say that I am a U.S. Army Veteran having deployed overseas to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, in 1997 with the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army as part of Task Force 2-87. I was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) for my active duty military service in 1998. I have worked as a Psychologist and Healthcare Chief Executive Officer since 2000 and have served as a consultant to countless businesses, schools, and law offices on a wide variety of mental health issues.
As a child psychologist, I have worked as a child advocate, as a consultant for Head Start, and as a pediatric evaluation and treatment expert. I have highly specialized training in the disruptive behavior disorders of childhood (ADHD / ODD) under Drs. Russell Barkley and Robert Brooks.
I founded Home Psych Services, P.C. in 2011 and envisioned a unique practice combining all facets of behavioral healthcare and working with the uninsured, underinsured and low income clients. I sold much of my healthcare practice some years back to focus on spending more quality time with my family and grandchildren. I still maintain a clinical practice largely focused on providing remote, telehealth-based counseling and evaluation services. I have expertise working with children, teenagers, adults, families, and couples. My treatment style is pragmatic, Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused, and strongly influenced by my exposure to such renowned pioneers in the field as Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, Dr. Albert Ellis, and Ms. Insoo Kim-Berg – all of which I had the pleasure of learning under during my post-graduate training.
I grew up in Park Ridge. I am married and live with my family in Skokie where I enjoy family time, playing with our dogs – Gertrude, Blanca and Nova, watching the White Sox and Italian soccer, attending movies and plays, reading, hiking, and running. I am a member of the American Psychological Association, the Skokie Valley Rotary Club, and the Des Plaines Elks Club.