Hello! My name is Pam Goucher. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Arkansas and Tennessee with over 30 years of experience working as a clinical therapist. I have experience in behavioral health and medical social work, so I have an understanding of the impact medical issues can have on someone's life. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, parenting and relationship issues. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced alcoholism/addictions. I am familiar with the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. I am most comfortable with a Christian approach, but I am accepting of and have worked with various religious beliefs and lifestyles including LGBTQ. I come from a military background as my father was a Vietnam vet and my son has completed 5 tours of duty in Iraq/Afghanistan. I am also a grandparent raising a grandchild. So as you can see, I am a fairly experienced, well- rounded person. I understand that sometimes life just happens and we need help making sense of it all!
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am open minded and accepting of others. I will not judge you or present as biased. My therapy style is eclectic, as I use whatever your unique and specific needs call for. I do tend to lean more towards cognitive-behavioral therapy though as I believe every situation provokes a thought--a thought a feeling-- which in turn produces an attitude or behavior. I also like to explore your family of origin issues as those early family dynamics do tend to influence who we are today.
I always start by reassuring my clients that they aren't crazy or weird...what you're feeling is normal for what you are experiencing right now. Anyone in your shoes would most likely be feeling the same way. It's okay and you're okay! We can figure it out together:)
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AR LCSW 1528-C
TN LCSW 1115
If it wasn't for you I wouldn't be here right now. Thank you for understanding me & working so well with me!!
Written on Aug 04, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Pamela is an awesome listener, calm and really helps me a great deal. Yes, I would recommend her to my friends.
Written on Apr 30, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 3 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I have been able to be with this therapist for almost 2 years. She has helped me tremendously understand my situation and giving me the tools to be able to deal with my current relationships.
Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts
I always feel great after talking to Pamela. She has helped me in so many ways, more than I knew I needed. Absolutely recommend.
Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and adhd
I love having her as my therapist! She listens, offers advice and perspective and has been a godsend throughout this rough period. She's great!
Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes