Teresa F. Parnell, Psy.D.
Dr. Teresa Parnell is a Licensed Psychologist, Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator (Appellate, Civil, County, Dependency, and Family) and Certified Addictions Professional with 30 years of professional experience. After providing services to clients of all ages in family, criminal, civil and dependency court matters, she is now focused on family law situations. She has experience conducting psychological evaluations and parenting plan evaluations, serving as a Guardian ad Litem, providing court-ordered and voluntary co-parenting education programs, and providing services as a qualified Parenting Coordinator. At this time she is committed to providing assistance with resolving and managing family disputes outside of the courtroom, rather than litigation-based services, by working with family members alongside attorneys. This might include assisting with negotiation, conciliation, mediation, Collaborative law, Eldercaring Coordination and other processes uniquely suited to a particular family needs. She also consults with parents on developing parenting plans and selecting dispute resolution processes, provides co-parenting therapy to divorced, divorcing, or never married parents, provides individual and family therapy to families in transition such as divorce, and provides therapy to assist in restoring parent-child relationships. Dr. Parnell is trained in the interdisciplinary model of Collaborative Family Law and functions as a neutral process facilitator on professional teams who are assisting families with the Collaborative process of resolution.
She is currently on the board of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals and served previously on the board of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida. She has previously served on committees for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has served as a trainer for professional education programs in mediation, parenting coordination, and Collaborative practice as well as an adjunct professor for various universities. She is currently an adjunct professor at the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law.