Ilka Parent, Clinical Psychotherapist

Depth (psychodynamic) Psychology, Psychotraumatherapy (DeGPT)

Ilka ParentYears of experience working in military hospitals schooled me in the typical clinical areas.

My clinical focus on issues typically associated with serving in the Armed Forces had to adjust after 9/11 to the areas of "Trauma", "Combat Related Stress Disorders" and "Reintegration after deployments/retirement”.

To date, I offer military service members as well as people who have experienced a trauma assistance in dealing with their respective life circumstances.


From 2011-2016, Ilka Parent was EAGALA Network Coordinator for Germany and as one of 19 international EAGALA trainers and mentors an important part of this organization. She contributed greatly to making the work with the EAGALA model known in Germany. She has a worldwide network, organizes annual international symposia on equine assisted psychotherapy and horse welfare in equine and horse-assisted practices. She publishes annual compendiums on equine welfare and regularly publishes both textbooks and articles on the topic of psychotrauma therapy with horses.



Re-certification EMDR (Hamburg)
2016 Specialized in Traumatherapy Training, Trauma Institut Mainz
since 2015 Approbation as Clinical Psychotherapist
since 2011 Licensed as Heilpraktiker, restricted to the area of Psychotherapy
since 2007 Licensed Professional Counselor (#6746), North Carolina, USA
2000-2013 Licensed Professional Counselor (#16168), Texas, USA
1998-2000 Temporary Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas, USA
2011-2016 EAGALA Trainer, EAGALA Mentor, EAGALA Network coordinator for Germany
since 04/2011 EAGALA Advanced Certification
since 04/2007 EAGALA Certification, North Carolina, USA
1993 EMDR I certified, Fort Polk, Louisiana


2014-2015 Studies in the competency field "Weiterbildungsstudiengang Psychodynamische Psychotherapie", Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Klinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie
1998-2003 Psychotherapeutic Training in Psychoanalysis; El Paso, Tx. 79903.
1990-1997 Continued studies in the competency field of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz Degree: M.S.
1981-1990 Gymnasium Gonsenheim, Mainz, Degree: Abitur

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