Holly Parker PhD


Dr. Parker, or Dr. Holly, as she’s more playfully known, is a psychologist with a passion for walking alongside people as they invest in their future selves by cultivating a more enriching, vibrant life in the here and now. She obtained her Ph.D. in Experimental
Psychopathology from Harvard University, where she conducted research and was a Karen Stone Fellow and Sackler Scholar. Filled with a fire in her belly to uplift people through human connection too, Dr. Parker re-specialized in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
She is the author of two books. When Reality Bites: How Denial Helps and What to Do When It Hurts, and IF WE’RE TOGETHER, WHY DO I FEEL SO ALONE?: How to Build Intimacy with an Emotionally Unavailable Partner. She also delves into an assortment of topics on the dappled road of life in her blog and in media interviews through outlets such as SELF Magazine, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Prevention, The Chicago Tribune, and ABC News.