Licensed Psychologist
Collaborative Practitioner
Certified Mediator

(Appellate, Circuit, County,
Dependency, and Family)

Dr. Parnell is a licensed psychologist  

who has been in private practice since 1990 providing a variety of services for children, adolescents and adults. She also has a Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution. Dr. Parnell is committed to helping clients transform through the challenges and conflicts they face. In addition to providing support through those difficult times, services are founded on the belief that clients have the capacity to deal with challenges, resolve conflicts and grow in the process. Dr. Parnell endeavors to create a professional environment in which to guide clients to discover existing abilities and to learn new skills. Services are problem-focused and resolution-oriented. 

“progress” – growth, advancement, step forward, movement

man collaborative divorce

Divorce without litigation

Collaborative Divorce

Although divorce may have become unavoidable in your family, the process does not have to be destructive. Collaborative divorce process offers an opportunity to obtain the divorce without litigation, which can preserve valuable financial and emotional resources. The Collaborative process is also available for resolving other family law matters or creating related agreements. This may include paternity agreements, prenuptial agreements or post-nuptial agreements, and domestic partnership agreements. When a couple shares children, the Collaborative process also protects your children and helps you begin developing the co-parenting relationship with your spouse that your children desperately need. Throughout the Collaborative process you will have the assistance of attorneys, a mental health professional, and a financial professional who will work with you and your spouse to create solutions and outcomes that consider the interests of all family members. For more information on Collaborative divorce in Central Florida click LEARN MORE.

Co-parenting Assistance

Challenges can arise as parents transition from their personal relationship with one another to just their co-parenting roles.  Children do best with family changes when parents develop strategies to communicate, solve problems, and reduce conflict.  This helps to ensure that children’s needs remain the focus and that parents are modeling healthy conflict resolution skills.  Dr. Parnell can provide joint co-parenting guidance and individual co-parenting guidance regarding minor or adult children whose parents are no longer in a relationship.  She can also provide education or assistance with the parenting plan for minor children.


Mediation provides an opportunity for people who are having a dispute to talk about their concerns and to make decisions about how to resolve the dispute with the help of a neutral professional called a mediator. A mediator will not decide who is right or wrong or tell you how to resolve your dispute. The mediator will guide the conversation to help you find solutions that make sense to you and the other person. In mediation you can resolve some or all of your concerns. Any issues that can be addressed in mediation do not need to be decided by a judge. Your attorney can view the Mediation page to see available Mediation dates.

Professional Education

Training for professionals is available on a variety of topics including the Interdisciplinary Team Model of Collaborative Process.  Both the required introductory Collaborative training and recommended advanced training is provided.  In addition, consultation is available for professionals seeking to develop their Collaborative practice skills or when assistance solving Collaborative team problems arise. Dr. Parnell is available to speak to professional groups or associations by invitation on a variety of topics as well.  Please visit the Education page or contact the office for additional information.

Additional services include

Parenting Plan Consultation, Psychotherapy, Client Consultation, Attorney Consultation, and Eldercaring Coordination. To set an appointment or for more specific information about services please contact our office via telephone @ 407-862-2722.

The services provided are not covered by health insurance.