My entire career has revolved around working with families and individuals dealing with life. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Georgia, I have 10 years experience helping families navigate their way through conflicts caused by divorce, separation, grief, abuse, depression and anxiety. In addition, I have 20 years experience teaching and working with adolescents and their parents. Having lived the life of teacher, mom and wife, I understand the stress many experience in balancing work and family. I'm a firm believer in setting boundaries and quality of life. My therapy environment is a nurturing, judgement -free zone. I am a Christian. I believe in grace and forgiveness -- just as Christ extends grace and forgives me daily. My client's actively participates in their treatment planning and wellness. It's your life. Be in charge of it.
My education includes a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy for Mercer University School of Medicine and an Educational Specialist degree from Georgia Southern University.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
GA LMFT MFT000976
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I've tried in person therapy before buy you pick them based on convenience and schedule. Online therapy has matched me with someone who understands me and what I need. I'm in individual and couples therapy, so im trying to focus on me with Pamela but she also understands what im going through at home with my husband and the cause of my issues. I'm looking forward to treatment with her.
Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
She was so helpful and listened through all my crying. Very understanding. And was there whenever I needed her.
Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 4 months on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Pamela is a wonderful therapist whose methods are in alignment with what I need as her client. She is a perfect match for me in terms of our backgrounds and life experiences, and I love seeing her.
Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She is wonderful!
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes
Pam fits my needs perfectly. I am very pleased with her counseling and the Better Help web access.
Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
She's been very helpful to me and I will definitely continue to be seeking help from her expertise.
I have already recommended a friend to use better help because of how my experience has been
Written on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem