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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 is the founder and Executive Director of WISE Mind Solutions, LLC and The Wise Family counseling and consulting practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Amy has a Master's Degree in Psychological Services and is nearing completion of her Doctorate in Educational Psychology.  Ms. Parks’ focuses include individual and group counseling, parent and educational consulting, and comprehensive psycho-educational testing.  She also provides consulting services to families, parent groups, local independent schools and public systems around the country.  Ms. Parks has served as a speaker for organizations including the Virginia Counseling Association, the Virginia Psychological Association, MARFY and the Center for Adoption Services and Education. 

Ms. Parks is also a native Alexandrian and the mother of four children between the ages of 15 and 23.  In her spare time, she loves to read teen fiction, cook and hang out with friends who have boats!



  • Becoming a Mental Health Sleuth 
  • Beyond Poverty
  • Brain Matters 
  • Change Your Language, Change Their Lives
  • Conquering Boredom, Apathy and Indifference in the Classroom
  • Giving a Fish a Bath


 The “Buzz” About Amy…

“Amy did a great job keeping everyone engaged and involving everyone in the conversation”
- Participant at Dauphin County Social Services 

“Very informative, engaging, and animated!”
- Participant at the Maryland Family Network 

“Knowledgeable and passionate about the topic! Loved the realistic examples”
- Participant at Rockburn Elementary School