Welcome to the world of possibilities! Entering counseling can be an exciting but scary time so congratulations for getting here!
I am taking this opportunity to share with you a bit about myself as you decide on where you would like to go with counseling. I have been in the field since 1989, first in a mental health facility and then in private practice. I am a licensed clinical social worker with certification to counsel people with Personality Disorders. Because of both a nursing background and a clinical social work background, I am uniquely qualified to work within the mind-body- spirit concept if that is what seems to work best for my clients.
Having said that, I function under the belief system that clients are generally the experts on their lives and will lead the therapy content and process based on their needs. I generally use Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies but have experience in many other humanistic therapies that can also be used. Honestly, creative therapy is a mix of approaches that are uniquely designed to maximally assist clients to organize, problem solve so they become be empowered to find joy in our challenging world.
I have also worked In Belize since 2005. I taught social work and nursing as well as worked at a mental health facility focusing on at risk youth and private practice. I believe that these experiences have allowed me insight into multicultural counseling. I have worked with people including but not limited to Mestizo, Creole, Garifuna, Maya , and Expat clients. Each brings their own experiences and we have worked through the challenges facing their unique lives.
On a personal note, in my free time I love the sea! I stand up paddle, snorkel, dive, In my more quiet moments I read and cook.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MA LICSW 111346
Pamela is professional, caring and easy to talk to. She is so helpful and I appreciate all her help!
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
I have been working with Pamela for a little over a year now and she has been amazing. She has been flexible with my schedule and with being able to meet more often when needed and less when things are feeling manageable. She has been amazing to work with.
Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
She is a lifeline, just when I needed one and in exactly the right way.
Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Pam has helped me through so much. She really listens to me and gives really constructive advice. Not sure where I’d be without her to be honest
Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Pam has been a blessing in my life!
She is great
Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Pam has been a steady counselor for over a year. I highly recommend her as an expert in her field.
Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and coaching