Pamela Thompson

(LPC)
Therapist Pamela Thompson Photo

About Me

Thanks for visiting me on BetterHelp.com and giving me the opportunity to help you on your journey to improve your daily life. My name is Pamela Thompson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the state of Louisiana. I obtained my Master's degree in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University. I have over 13 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings. I have experience working with adolescents/teenagers in the juvenile detention group home setting, where I counseled juveniles identified with dual issues of substance abuse and mental health individually and in group settings; I provided counseling services for teenagers enrolled in the Youth Challenge Program for several years, helping them gain the skills to overcome challenges in their daily lives and achieve their goals to improve their futures. I have worked in the Mental Health Rehabilitation area of counseling for several years providing substance abuse counseling and education as well as traditional mental health counseling. I have provided services in Intensive Outpatient programs that services clients 18 years and older, conducting individual and group counseling to individuals with chronic severe mental health issues and dual-diagnosis clients with mental health and substance abuse issues. I incorporate various treatment modalities during therapy based on the client's specific needs; the methods I use regularly include cognitive/behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, reality therapy, solution-based therapy, brief therapy, and mindfulness therapy. I do not believe in labeling someone based on a diagnosis, instead preferring to help identify their current issues and needs and providing them the tools and support to effectively manage issues that occur in their daily lives.

I have counseled clients from age 9 to 99 and I have truly enjoyed working with every client no matter their age. I enter every counseling relationship with an open mind, a belief that all people deserve respect, and a desire to help you achieve the skills needed to make a positive change in your life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4059 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by X.O. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Pamela, goes above and beyond always. She genuinely cares about me and frequently checks in. She gives me tasks and challenges to help me on my mental health journey.

Written by D.O. on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I am a fellow BH counselor and was matched to Pam after a previous counselor left. She is very empathetic and understanding. We connected right away through similar life experiences and she completely understands where I'm coming from. She has made me feel very comfortable and understood.

Written by L.A. on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Pamela is amazing. She’s my biggest supporter while also holding me accountable.

Written by J.A. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and adhd

Pamela is an amazing counselor. Very professional and experienced

Written by E.M. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Pamela is great. She is easy to trust and offers great advice.

Written by G.A. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Pamela has been tremendous help. Id highly recommend her to everyone.

Written by S.Y. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Pamela’s guidance and wisdom is something i look forward to each week. I have a hard time keeping a consistent relationship to any practice, doctor or activity… Pam has made it very easy and engaging to go to therapy. Her counseling helps me validate my feelings and empower myself to create a better lifestyle. I can’t thank her enough!

Written by J.U. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I’ve worked with many therapists before, and Pamela is my favorite! She is a wonderful listener, but doesn’t make you feel like you’re pouring your heart out to a stranger. She is casual and conversational, and takes a vested interest in your interests, hopes, and goals. She’s not afraid to give tough love if you need it, as I asked for in the beginning of our relationship! Would absolutely recommend Pamela.

Written by C.A. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and eating disorders

She is amazing. I already feel so much better and this is my second session. I am excited to see how much growth will come with her help!

Written by C.H. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Pamela is a knowledgeable counselor, and a kind soul. I would happily recommend her to anyone coping with grief.

Written by E.M. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's calming and I did never leave a session feeling worse. She's a bit repetitive but that's normal. Can make you laugh and is knowledgeable