Pamela Hirons


Pamela Hirons


Professions: Life Coach, Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - MH12640
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3393 Magic Oak Lane
Sarasota, Florida 34232

My Approach to Helping

I use a variety of approaches to counseling that are based on my ability to be completely present with the person I am working with. As I listen, I trust my intuition and my knowledge base to find the most helpful strategies to utilize in the moment. I believe the client sets the agenda. I believe without exception in our inherent power to transform! I believe the therapeutic relationship is the key to growth and change. I believe that compassionate acceptance, nonjudgmental support, unconditional positive regard, and caring encouragement are the keys to healing. I will urge the client to take action, but always with the client's commitment and motivation as the primary consideration. I believe in the ability of all humans to accomplish whatever they have set their minds to. A counselor can assist in accelerating that process when the client is ready and can help the client arrive there through unconditional support.

I believe in the intrinsic value of all humans. All people are deserving of respect and kindness by virtue of that innate value. I consider the opportunity to help people to be the highest calling and I treat that honor with reverence, gratitude, and respect.

I know that healing involves the mind, the body, and the spirit and to that end I work with the client to integrate all aspects of our thinking/feeling/behaving nature. I believe it is not what happens to us in life that is significant, but how we feel about and respond to what happens. All humans have incredible resiliency if only encouraged to find it and develop it and that, in my opinion, is our shared task.

I look forward to taking this journey with you.

More Info About My Practice

I accept cash, checks, and credit cards. I am willing to work on determining an affordable fee for you.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am the type of counselor who will go the extra distance to guarantee I am helpful to my client. I am more interested in providing support and encouragement than in the particular issue. Having said that I do have special expertise and passion for working with women's issues, self esteem, personal empowerment, and finding direction and meaning in one's life.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

All of us have times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, lost, confused, depressed, anxious, or just plain stuck! It is the sacred honor of the therapist to assist in helping the client find his or her own answers. I work with my clients from a core belief that together we can accomplish more, but I feel successful when the client no longer needs my help. Help with spiritual, psychological, and emotional issues can make a tremendous difference in the quality of ones life. I also believe strongly that with focused hard work, the client can see improvement in a short time. The most important guarantee of progress is your commitment to the process!

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Coaching

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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