Dr. Pamela Kayanan

(PhD, LPC, LMFT)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0701003183 (Expires: 2020-06-30)

LMFT #0717001073 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by N.I. on Jul 25, 2019 after counseling with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Kayanan is compassionate and clearly wants to help. I appreciate her immensely.

Written by M.O. on May 23, 2019 after counseling with Pamela for 2 months

Dr. Kayanan is extremely empathetic in her approach to me, especially considering the fact that i stay overseas and there is a huge cultural gap. She works very hard to tailor the sessions to my unique needs. I am extremely grateful to her for helping me through a really difficult time in my life.

Written by S.A. on May 18, 2019 after counseling with Pamela for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and anger management

She is very compassionate, caring and attentive. I really feel I have gained a lot of skills to cope with different stressful situations thanks to Dr. Kayanan.

Written by J.O. on May 15, 2019 after counseling with Pamela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Kayanan is very caring and delicately approaches to patients.

Written by L.A. on May 03, 2019 after counseling with Pamela for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I was able to talk to Dr. Kayanan for only a couple of sessions (due to my scheduling issues and work commitments) but it made a huge difference in being able to handle my daily anxiety. Can't recommend her enough.

Written by K.I. on Feb 25, 2019 after counseling with Pamela for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Kayanan has been amazing. She has helped me considerably put my anxiety and worry at ease. She is respectful of my beliefs, and is incredibly kind and compassionate.

Written by J.A. on Feb 19, 2019 after counseling with Pamela for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Dr. Kayanan is a gifted and outstanding theripist. I highly recommend her.

Written by L.I. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I have been with Dr Kayanan that long, so far so good. She listens and give me suggestions. I feel comfortable with her. Thanks!

Written by S.U. on Nov 26, 2018 after counseling with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She has helped me since I have started!

Written by S.V. on Nov 16, 2018 after counseling with Pamela for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

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

Written by T.I. on Oct 17, 2018 after counseling with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

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

Written by L.A. on Oct 06, 2018 after counseling with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and anger management

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.

Written by D.I. on Oct 01, 2018 after counseling with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

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.

Written by A.N. on Sep 13, 2018 after counseling with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by E.R. on Sep 06, 2018 after counseling with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and self esteem

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.