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The Goal of Parent University ...

The goal of Parent University is to educate, equip, and enlist parents to combat today’s outside forces that are facing youth, so that our young people can develop into tomorrow’s Christian leaders. It is our desire that parents learn ways to lead their children in these difficult times through connected conversations, deliberate decision-making, and helping our children to stay accountable and Christ-centered in practical ways.

Parent University will provide relevant training and seminars, with experts throughout the community. Parent University will also extend the opportunity to participate in small groups for parents to connect with one another and get to know each other. These groups will provide a more personal, confidential setting to understand the individual challenges that each family faces pertaining to the topics we will cover.

Parent University Presentations

Parent University Direction Team

Dr. Nicole Fitzpatrick
Director of Counseling, Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Nicole Fitzpatrick has served as Director of Hyde Park Counseling Center since 2006. She received her Ph.D and Masters Degree from the University of Texas in Austin in the area of Educational Psychology. Her passion is working with individuals who struggle with anxiety and depression through discipleship, counseling, and assessment. The heart of her ministry is rooted in Galatians 2:20, “that we have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer we who live, but Christ who lives in us.”  How does one live that out? She helps others ponder that very question in an authentic way to experience freedom in their relationship with Jesus, others, and inside their own heads and hearts. 
 
Growing up in southern California, Nicole feels at home in the sunny climate of central Texas which she has called home for the last 19 years. Nicole is married to a native Austinite, and life is definitely full with their two young sons Hudson and Caden. For fun, she enjoys exploring new restaurants in Austin in pursuit of the perfect spicy tuna roll, Friday family movie nights, and hosting friends to gather around the table for food and lots of laughter. 
Dr. Josh Myers, LPC-S
Joshua Myers surrendered his life to full time Christian service in 2000. Since that point the Lord has impressed on his heart a passion not only for people, but more specifically for the stories which they tell. It is that passion that directed Joshua towards Christian counseling.  He earned his B.A. in Christian Studies from Howard Payne University, an M.A. in  Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. He has worked with a variety of ages and issues. Being not only young at heart, but in age as well, Joshua has instant credibility with teenagers and children. And he has a passion for seeing the healing work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of God’s people. 
 
Josh and his wife, Katie, are the parents of Ruth, JJ and Sam.. In his “spare time” he is an Adjunct Professor for the Undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences at Liberty University. He enjoys speaking at chapel services, parent meetings, Wednesday night youth services, and working closely with and supporting the work of the local church
Dr. Adam Creasy
High School Counselor

Adam Creasy is a Licensed Psychological Associate with over 10 years of counseling experience in a variety of roles. Before coming to Hyde Park, Adam served as the counselor for the University of Texas football team, providing academic, emotional, and career advising for hundreds of student athletes. In 2015 Adam arrived at Hyde Park with a passion for serving students, particularly those transitioning from middle- to high-school. During his time at Hyde Park, Adam has implemented numerous social/emotional programs in an effort to get to know each student personally. Developing relationships with students is his top priority, and he continues to cultivate a trusting environment for all students.
 
The son of a high-school English teacher and college professor, Adam grew up in California with education in his blood. He arrived in Austin in 1995 as a scholarship athlete at the University of Texas, where he received his B.A. (English), M.A. (Program Evaluation), and Ph.D. (Educational Psychology). He and his wife, Laurie, have been married since 2006 and have one son, Smith.

Hyde Park Schools

Hyde Park Schools is a private Christian school system offering an excellent, Christ-centered, college preparatory Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade education at multiple campuses in Austin, Texas.