Certified Sex Therapist through American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
Clinical Fellow through American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
LCMFT Kansas License
LMFT Wisconsin License
Founder/President of the Mormon Mental Health Association
President of the Kansas Chapter of AAMFT (KSAMFT)
Founder/Owner of Helfer Family Counseling
MS in Marriage & Family Therapy from Friends University, Wichita, Kansas
BS in Psychology from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Natasha Helfer Parker is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, speaker, writer, podcaster and supervisor in training with 20 years of experience treating individuals, couples and family systems.
Ms. Parker has developed a practice where her clients report there being an "approachable and safe space often injected with humor" to discuss sensitive and personal subjects. She has developed a special interest in helping clients work through issues regarding their interpersonal relationships, sexual development, and faith or spiritual journeys. She particularly enjoys helping those wanting to navigate their religious cultures in healthy ways - whether they desire to stay within their faith communities or leave all together. She honors all religious paradigms and choices.
She regularly presents at a variety of national, professional (APA, AASECT, KSAMFT), and public conferences; speaks at various universities; holds ongoing retreats, trainings and workshops; has worked with thousands of clients in private practice and agency settings and is available for speaking engagements. She is an advocate for sexual health in marginalized populations (LGBTQ, religious minorities, women) and champions de-stigmatizing sexual lifestyle choices due to cultural/personal/religious bias.
A regular columnist for Sunstone Magazine, podcast host for Mormon Mental Health Podcast and author of The Mormon Therapist Blog for Patheos, she has also been featured on TIME, HLNtv, Trib Talk of the Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Public Radio, LDS Living, has published articles in Segullah and Exponent II and been interviewed for a variety of podcasts and news venues around the United States.
Ms. Parker offers in-office and online therapy and coaching/consultation services to both national and international clientele. She is available to ecclesiastical leaders and other mental health professionals who are needing training or consultation on specific cases. She is also a supervisor in training for AASECT for those professionals seeking to become AASECT certified.
Ms. Parker resides in Wichita, KS with her husband and four children.