Consultant Name: Lindsey Parker
Company Name: Progressive Community Services, Inc.
Phone Number: 608-622-3083
Job Title: Support Broker
Care Responsibilities: I provided case management (support broker) services to adults with disabilities.
Name of Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major/Degree: Masters in Rehabilitation Psychology
Name of Certification/Accreditation: Licensed Professional Counselor
Certifying Agency: State of Wisconsin
Date Certification was Obtained: 5/2017
I’ve worked with a variety of disabilities and ages in the Madison area. I have worked with people who are elderly in nursing homes, those who have mental health diagnosis on a psychiatric unit, and both physical and developmental disabilities in both the nursing home and hospital. I worked with veterans to help them obtain employment and have taken an adaptive fitness class through UW-Madison to assist people with physical disabilities to work out.
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More about me
I’ve been working with people with disabilities since I was certified as a CNA 15 years ago. I worked in nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and medical floors in a hospital. In these settings I worked with people with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, and the elderly.
After graduating from college, I worked on a psychiatric unit in a hospital that served individuals with mental illness along with physical and/or developmental disabilities. While working on a psychiatric unit I decided to go to graduate school and obtained my Master’s in Rehabilitation Psychology and became a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Since then, I have become a Licensed Professional Counselor. It’s my passion to work with clients and to make sure those I’m working with have the best care they can get. It’s a joy to work with and see progress in people, whether it’s seeing individuals hit new milestones or gaining rapport and trust with clients.
When I’m not working I can be found running and biking the trails around Southern Wisconsin, playing with my adorable cat, Tes, or trying a new curry style recipe.