Welcome to the BetterHelp community! My name is Pamela Frieden and I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker practicing in Kansas. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma. I have been providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations for 20 years. I graduated from Newman University in 2000 with a Master in Social Work and a Minor in Women's Studies. For six years, early in my clinical career, I did in-home family therapy with Juvenile Offenders and their families to help reduce recidivism rates of teens entering the criminal justice system using the Functional Family Therapy Blueprint model. Since 2006, I have been working as an Independent Therapist in private practice and group practice settings.
I would describe my approach as goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Both modalities are hands-on, practical approaches to problem-solving. CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns and or behaviors. The goals are to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind difficult situations, and so change the way they feel. This helps people identify faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking and learn better ways of coping with life's full variety of stressors.
Difficult and painful times are part of the human experience. I understand seeking help can be a vulnerable step to take. Exploring the healing process or enriching one’s personal growth, first and foremost, requires establishing a trusting and an emotional supportive relationship. Change is not easy, but it is possible.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Women's Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy
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Shes Amazing. Very helpful!
Absolutely love Pamela and the app. Everyday is learning and it is very helpful to have someone there at both good and bad moments. It hasn't been long that I have been on here from day one I can say it has helped me manage life's struggles daily. Fantastic all around !!
Pamela has been amazing. She shows empathy and doesn't simply try to "solve" my problems. She instead gives me the tools I need to deal with the things that I want to resolve.
Pamela has amazing insights on my situation and asks super-thoughtful questions. I think about our sessions for days afterwards. I feel understood and supported and Pamela has given me the tools I need to overcome recent anxiety, grief, overwhelm, and change. I am so grateful for her help!
Dr. Friedan has helped me tremendously and has gone above and beyond to get me the help that I need! She is a great listener and actively participates to help find solutions to make therapy as beneficial as possible. She is also very caring and easy to talk to and not judgmental at all. You can tell she really cares and is always there when I need her.