Amy Parks

Amy Fortney Parks

Faculty: Adjunct
409 N
Address: Phillips Hall
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Child and Adolescent Development Specialist, Mental Health First Aid 

Amy Fortney Parks describes herself as a life-long educator, a passionate psychologist and an often stressed-out, but mostly happy, mom of four!  She is the Executive Director of WISE Mind Solutions, LLC, a Northern Virginia-based practice focused on children, teens and families.  She is also the owner of The Wise Family – a comprehensive brand for kids and parents designed to inspire, educate and energize families!

Amy Fortney Parks brings with her over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families as both an educator and psychologist. She is a passionate “BRAIN – trainer” and strives to help everyone she works with understand how their own unique brain works!

Amy holds a Masters Degree in Psychological Services and is in the dissertation phase of her Doctorate in Educational Psychology.  Her focuses include individual counseling for kids, tweens and teens, parent coaching, and educational consulting.   She also provides consulting services to families, parent groups, local independent schools and public systems.  Amy has served as a speaker for conference groups including the Virginia Counseling Association, the Virginia Psychological Association, MARFY, The Center for Adoption Services and Education, and many, many more. 

More information and how to chat directly with her about your family are on her website, or connect SOCIALLY @wisefamilies!


Ph. D Capella University, Expected 2017

M.A Marymount University, 1994 

B.A. Dickenson College, 1990 


Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed School Psychologist, Licensed School Counselor, Licensed K-12 Education