I have been a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Virginia for the past 20 years. I am licensed in Professional Counseling; Marriage and Family Counseling and Addictions. I have a PhD in Counseling and Education. I have worked with adolescents, their families, and adults with addiction and dual disorders for the past 20 years. Addictions I have worked with include alcohol, illicit substances, and medication abuse. I have also worked with professionals (doctors, nurses, CEOs, police officers, etc.) and their family members who were dealing with different addictions. I understand that the when a family member is struggling from addiction the family struggles too. The impact is overwhelming. Helping the whole family has been my focus for over 20 years. Working with parents dealing with addiction in their teenagers is also one of my expertise. I wrote a book, "Teenland: A Parent's Guide to Navigating the World of Adolescence" (which can be gotten through me directly) which helps parents parent adolescents.
My approaches includes cognitive-behavioral, Person Centered, Solution Focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Neuro Linguistic Programing . Change is possible no matter how old you are or what the issues are. I can help guide you to whatever changes you decide you want. Our work is a partnership. I am an expert on change and you are the expert on you.
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
LPC #0701003183 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
LMFT #0717001073 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
She has helped me since I have started!
I am so pleased with my counseling from miss Pamela and she is actually extraordinary advisor and I have had counseling before in my own country but none of them have worked as well as I am experiencing now. Thank you dear God for leading me to this amazing counselor and thank you so much Pamela. I am so thankful for you
She made me feel very comfortable in speaking with her and I was able to open up instantly which is something I've had trouble with in the past. She makes me feel as if she will help me address my issues and I feel confident in her expertise
Dr Kayanan. is awesome! She knows exactly what to answer, how to address my concerns and always has excellent ideas on how to manage them. I'm really happy to have her as my therapist.
I was at a difficult place in my life and could not really discuss it with anyone around me. I needed an objective opinion and advice. Dr. Kayanan not only helped me find the right path forward, but reaffirmed what I knew in my heart was the right thing. She is insightful and extremely helpful. I am confident that I made the right decisions with her help and guidance.
I have thoroughly enjoyed each session with Dr. K. Her guidance and opinion matter a great deal to me. I have had my spirit lifted and that is exactly what I needed. I owe her my gratitude and thankfulness.
Dr. Kayanan has been very helpful in this difficult place that I'm in mentally and spiritually in my life. She has been very understanding and has been there to listen and ask the right questions to guide me in the direction that I want to make in my life.