My Approach to Helping
Pamela is a psychotherapist working with teens, adults, and couples. She has experience helping clients work through issues such as anxiety, depression, intimacy problems, lifespan transitions, sexual dysfunctions, relationship conflicts, and gendersexual identity exploration. She is an LGBT+ affirming therapist and autism advocate.
Pamela believes in a strength-based and collaborative approach to working with clients and tailors her interventions to best suit a client’s personality, goals, and lifestyle. Her practice pulls from various ideologies, such as Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Mindfulness, and Narrative Therapy.
Pamela is very warm and empathetic, and believes that the best way for a person to explore complicated feelings is in a safe space, free from judgment. She has an active and direct style, often using humor and creative arts to engage her clients. Her focus is on helping clients improve their self-esteem and self-efficacy by overcoming the negative self-talk and irrational thoughts that can lead to feelings of frustration, impotency, and low self-worth.
Pamela holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University, and is currently a Ph.D candidate in Clinical Sexology at The Modern Sex Therapy Institutes. She is a member of The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for counseling students.