I am licensed in Idaho with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. I also provide faith based counseling for those who want to add their faith and spiritual values to the therapy process.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, 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
ID LPC LPC-6130
I have been working with Pamela Gerdes for almost 5 months now and I truly believe if it would not have been for her expertise, wonderful understanding and kindness that I would not be in such a great place today. She has helped me immensely and I highly recommend her to anyone needing a shoulder as well as a little help.
Written on Nov 15, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Pam is great and really listens to my concerns and works with what I need at the moment
Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Pamela is kind, caring and so intelligent. I am so grateful for her help, support, and advice.
Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Pamela is thoughtful, engaged and caring. She balances care and competence very well. I appreciate her supportive and also pragmatic approach to the topics we discuss together. I’m grateful to have her as my therapist.
Written on Sep 29, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching
She’s amazing… so supportive, intuitive and helpful in so many ways. Can’t say enough great things about her!
Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Pamela is a great listener and offers me supportive suggestions to help me with some issues. If I get long winded she is able to recognize what I’m talking about without saying it.
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd