My Approach to Helping
Pamela Zika is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from Governors State University with a master of arts in clinical mental health, and from Illinois State University with a bachelor of science in psychology and sociology.
Pamela sees a good therapeutic relationship as critical to making positive life changes. She is welcoming, empathetic, and non-judgmental, working to create a safe and comfortable space for each of her clients. She helps people envision, clarify, and then reach their dreams. Her empathetic, down-to-earth style helps her understand the numerous challenges clients face. She is innately skilled at accessing her clients' inner strengths. She empowers them to put these strengths to use in service of their dreams. She collaborates with clients to manage life’s challenges and implement strategies to make each client’s dreams a reality.
More Info About My Practice
Pamela uses person-centered, reality, and cognitive behavioral therapies. She is extensively experienced at counseling adolescents, children, elders, families, groups, and couples in both clinical and outpatient settings. She is highly skilled at both traditional therapy and creative modalities such as music, play, role play, and guided imagery-based approaches.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Self Esteem, Body Image, Coping Skills, Teens/Adolescents, Seniors, Couples Counseling, Individual Therapy, Children, Family Conflict/Therapy, Relational Issues, Trauma, Emotional and Behavioral Issues, Life Skills, Developmental Disorders, Stress Management, Anger Management, Time Management, Life Coaching, Independent Living Skills, Group Facilitation, Grief and Loss, Peer Relationships, Relationship Concerns, Self Identity, Substance Abuse, Suicide Ideation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Oppositional Defiance, Bipolar, Impulse Control, Self-management Training, Exercise Training Routine, Dual Diagnosis, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, LGBTQ Concerns, Infidelity, Marriage Counseling, Mindfulness, Spirituality, Creativity, Infertility, Life Transitions, Bereavement, Aging concerns, Caregiver Stress, Career Counseling, Sleep/Insomnia, Academic Underachievement, Crisis Intervention, Boundary Setting, Guilt, Meditation, Domestic Violence