Pam (Pamela) Skon

(MSW, LICSW)
Therapist Pam (Pamela) Skon Photo

About Me

Welcome to Better Help! Making the choice to seek counseling is a difficult one and I am happy that you decided to reach out. Counseling can help you to build a more fulfilling and happier life.

There are a variety of approaches in counseling and I will work with you to find the one that works best for you. My counseling style is warm and interactive and combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic counseling styles. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Sometimes it takes talking to someone else to help you find your true potential, we all have strengths within ourselves.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in counseling in 2009 and hold a license in the State of Minnesota as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, addictions, and career challenges. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #16436 (Expires: 2023-12-31)

LISW #1.2102863 (Expires: 2023-05-25)

LICSW #LW 61114997 (Expires: 2022-12-17)

LCSW #39812 (Expires: 2022-12-17)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Pam (Pamela) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Pam is absolutely amazing at what she does.

Written by O.R. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Pam (Pamela) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Pam is very knowledgeable and understanding when it comes to the limitations I have due to my anxiety.

Written by D.E. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Pam (Pamela) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Pam put me at ease immediately, even though I was new to BetterHelp and this format and was nervous about using it. She radiates kindness and acceptance, and helps me feel like problems are manageable. I really appreciate how she gives me tools for looking at things and understanding my feelings (instead of me just getting sucked into a black hole by them). I really loved getting to text with her first, and continue to appreciate the mixture of video sessions with keeping in touch by text between those sessions.

Written by T.A. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Pam (Pamela) for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching

Quick responds, reminds me to reflect on me and do self care. Even as a nurse and a mom when we take care of everyone else we need to be reminded that we too need time ourselves. Pam has taught me that I don't need to feel selfish for that.

Written by B.A. on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with Pam (Pamela) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Pam is extremely helpful, friendly, intuitive, and responsive. It is a pleasure to work with her.

Written by D.I. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Pam (Pamela) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have only had two sessions with Pam. Today, was very helpful. She helped me identify some things to work on and helped me to get perspective on what unhealthy stress does and some tools to use to address it.

Written by G.A. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Pam (Pamela) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Pam has helped me a hundred fold.

Written by R.I. on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Pam (Pamela) for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd

Pam is very attentive to my concerns and problems, answers to my messages very fast. I appreciate all Pam’s help.

Written by K.A. on Mar 12, 2020 after therapy with Pam (Pamela) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Pam is amazing!! I feel very confident in her and always feel better after a session. She gives me the tools I need to manage my emotions and effectively communicate with loved ones and colleagues.

Written by A.D. on Sep 09, 2019 after therapy with Pam (Pamela) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Pam is great!! I rarely find a counselor that I feel gets it with my deeper issues. Pam really gets it. I feel understood and that she has what it takes to be with me when I'm going through the mud. She also gives me good suggestions which I find helpful. I feel blessed that I found her. Thanks Better Help!!

Written by C.O. on Sep 03, 2019 after therapy with Pam (Pamela) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Pam listens very well, works with you through everything, gives you work sheets and tries to really go in depth with you about stuff but never pushes you at the same time.

Written by K.O. on Aug 22, 2019 after therapy with Pam (Pamela) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

Pam is a great counselor who works well with you to help you realize what you need to do to improve your life. She is good at organizing your thoughts.

Written by K.E. on Jul 17, 2019 after therapy with Pam (Pamela) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Pam is helping me deal with my divorce and I couldn't ask for anything more than she already helps with. If I don't message her for a day or two she checks in on me to get updates and see how I'm doing.