Therapist Pamela Detlefsen Photo

Pamela Detlefsen, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Career difficulties Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

A warm hello and congratulations on taking this important step in improving your well-being and enhancing your future. Life's circumstances, our ongoing internal struggles, or both, can result in situations where we are compelled to reach out for help. This is a natural part of the human experience, especially today, in complicated times. I have 17 years of experience providing clients with compassionate guidance to identify realistic solutions for the challenges that face us all. I use varying approaches to build and enhance the therapeutic relationship. I am consistently mindful about a person's capacity and readiness to explore growth. Therapy can be invigorating and lead a person to emerge from frustrating, and, at times, demoralizing ruts. Chronic anxiety, depression, anger, drug and alcohol abuse, process addictions (shopping, food, TV are examples) are distressing and rob us of enjoying what life has to offer. There are proven pathways to well-being. In some cases, despite great effort, we are not able to see the way through a difficult situation by ourselves. This is the moment for professional intervention. By the time people seek therapy typically they have been struggling with their issues for a long while and have not been able to attain meaningful resolution. My breadth of knowledge and experience will permit us to begin working right away. I can help you get on your way to a fuller, happier life.

My approach is primarily Existential Therapy, which means discussion about what is meaningful for you in the present. This involves understanding relevant parts of the past, with a view towards the future. I am well-versed in Psychodynamic and Attachment theories, which help pinpoint places in our history where false narratives about the self and the world may have taken root, leading to problems in the present. Finally, Client-Centered Theory is always part of the therapeutic environment, meaning that I will consistently monitor your timing for change and provide non-judgmental feedback and support as we go.

I am a Master's graduate of a private, well-respected and accredited university where I was trained in both mental health and marital, couple, and family therapy. I also hold a certification in Addiction Counseling from another major private institution. Addictions can be more than drugs and alcohol, which means they can be overlooked or underestimated in their harmful effects. I continually read and become educated in my field to add to my fund of knowledge to serve my clients better.

Let's get started finding real solutions now.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Career difficulties Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Infidelity

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information