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Pamela Gerdes, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am licensed in Idaho with 8 years of professional work experience. My passion is helping people grow and find the healing and wholeness they desire. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. In addition, I have experience working with Foster and Adoptive families as well as personally being a foster and adoptive mom. In addition, as a Christian, I offer faith based and Biblically based counseling for those who want counseling from that prespective. I also understand there is a lot of church hurt and people struggling with areas in their faith. I provide a safe place to work through and heal from those hurts as well.

I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I believe that you are the expert of your story and I take an approach of meeting you where you are. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, solution focused and client centered strength based approach to help you make the forward movement in the direction you want to go.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

ID LPC LPC-6130

Reviews

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She has help me understand what to work on

Written on May 14, 2024 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Pamela is very knowledgeable, loving and caring and gives wonderful advice!!
She listens with a loving ear!

Written on Apr 29, 2024 after therapy with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Pamela has helped me with my many issues. Figuring out the tools and skills that best suite me and that I use everyday so that I may be the best husband & father that I can.

Written on Apr 02, 2024 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Thanks Pamela for bringing in your Christ-centered focus.

Written on Mar 22, 2024 after therapy with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Pamela is always punctual and professional, but more than that she is kind, compassionate, funny, and smart. She let's me feel what I need to and encourages me to feel the things I don't want to. She's good at what she does, and gives me the confidence to trust her.

Written on Feb 15, 2024 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Pam is a thoughtful counselor. I always feel heard in my sessions. She answers messages quickly.

Written on Jan 30, 2024 after therapy with Pamela for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management