Hazel Parrish, LCADC, ICADC, BIP, is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, author, and the founder and owner of Bridge the Gap Addiction and Mental Health Services, PLLC, in Louisville, Kentucky. She has over 30 years of experience in the field of mental health and looks forward to offering compassionate care to those in the greater Louisville metro area.
Professionally, Hazel wears many hats; she is a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, a certified marriage and family therapist, peer support specialist, domestic violence batterer intervention provider (BIP), an ordained minister, and a moral reconation therapist (MRT). She is also a member of the International Certificiation and Reciprocity Consortorium (IC&RC).
Hazel graciously offers mobile visits and telehealth services to her clients while also providing a safe space for them to visit in her office.
Hazel started her education in social services at Peralta College in Alameda County, California. After earning her associate degree, she attended California State University, East Bay in Hayward, California, for her bachelor’s degree in sociology and her Master of Science degree in educational psychology. She started Bridge the Gap Addiction and Mental Health Services, PLLC, in 2004.
Throughout her career, Hazel has established herself as a highly qualified provider of rehabilitative services for substance abuse, domestic violence, and numerous mental health diagnoses.
She offers compassionate counseling services in group and individual settings and facilitates intensive outpatient treatment programs and residential treatment. She also oversees recovery programs, including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
After detailed assessments, Hazel guides patients through the process of recovery with a holistic and integrative approach.
In her personal life, Hazel is a mother to two children and a grandmother of eight. She is also active in her church as an assistant minister. She is currently working on expanding her practice to California while also working on new projects here in Louisville.