Parker Counseling Service opens in Princeton

Christina Parker

By Steve Reed

A new counseling service located at 114 S. Pine St. opened in June as part of the revitalization of South Pine Street in Princeton,

Christina Parker, a licensed professional associate, operates Parker Counseling Service.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. and a Master’s degree from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.

Parker will work under the supervision of Joy Tanner, a Raleigh licensed professional counselor, until she’s logged 2,000 hours of patient service. After that, she will be a licensed full professional.

She sees adolescents and adults and also does video counseling.

“I work with people who are dealing with anxiety, depression and family and marital issues,” said Parker. “I also do pre-marital counseling.”

Parker is the daughter of Deacon Jones Auto Group President and CEO Ken Jones and the granddaughter of the late Deacon Jones, who founded the dealership.

She provides counseling services for Deacon Jones employees.

“Automobile sales can be a very stressful occupation,” said Parker. “The happier you are as a sales representative, the happier your customers will be.”

Parker met her husband Logan at the Smithfield dealership where he is sales manager. They married on Dec. 3, 2017.

She still does some public relations work for the company but hopes that she can someday focus solely on her counseling service.

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