Kimberly Parker, LCSW

About Me

This is my second career. I retired after 25 years as a Police Officer. I grew up in a home with first responders and military. My spouse is a combat vet and active law enforcement. I’ve dedicated my practice to serving military, first responders, and their family members.

Education & Experience

University of Texas at Arlington Social Work Served as a full time therapist with a non-profit organization that serves military, first responders, and their family members from 2018-2021. Recently opened up Forged in Valor Counseling

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Provide debriefings to local police and fire departments.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Health
  • Sliding Scale