Hello, I am pleased to introduce myself to you. My name is Dr. Pamela Vernon Stewart. I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Health Psychology. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in the State of Illinois. I am well experienced in individual therapy with adults 18 years and older. I earned my degrees (B.S., M.A. and Psy.D.) at Loyola University and the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Some of my experience includes hospital practice, residential facilities and outpatient clinics.
I have five years of intensive experience covering a wide range of concerns. These include trauma (emotional and physical), grief, depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance abuse, stress, neglect, discrimination, cultural identity difficulty, personality disorders, eating disorders, OCD, ADHD, college issues, and health issues including chronic pain, AIDS, Lupus and Diabetes across genders and age groups. In addition, I have experience working with individuals for anger management, communication problems, and relaxation and meditation for stress reduction. I enjoy working with people of all cultures.
I believe in a holistic biopsychosocial approach to assessment and treatment that attends to the client’s mind, body and spirit. My therapy style is integrative (motivational interviewing, psycho-dynamic, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, DBT, EFT, and so on) collaborative and client-centered at the core. I also have clinical training and experience in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming (EMDR). My therapeutic style is interactive and driven by warmth, sensitivity and empathy. Stalwart ethical principles guide me.
Together we will develop your unique treatment plan, one that will meet your specific needs. I applaud you for seeking help. This takes strength and courage. If you are ready to take the first step, I am here to empower you and help you reach the fulfillment of a happier life.
I look forward to a rich clinical therapeutic experience with you.
With great enthusiasm,
Pamela Vernon Stewart, Psy.D., CADC, LCPC
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy
IL LCPC 180.009861
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Dr. Pam is amazing, she's so caring and has extremely good input on a lot of situations your dealing with.
Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Dr. Pam is a straight up godsend. My self awareness and mental health skills grew by leaps and bounds through our sessions. She is compassionate, caring, and firm. I've never had such a wonderful and qualified therapist. For anyone who can afford weekly sessions, I can't recommend Dr. Pam enough.
Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. Vernon gets me. She takes the time to listen to your story, gets on your level, and tells you how it is. All while being supportive and empathetic. It took me years to find a therapist I clicked with and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr. Vernon Stewart is just the person I need to help navigate through life’s obstacles. She has been very consistent and really listens. I would definitely recommend her.
Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
really happy to be working with her again
Written on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. Pam is very supportive and honest. Those are two things I need very much to explore my challenges that I am facing. She has an excellent way of explaining things in such a way that I can connect the dots on my own and see things in my own way and also in my own life.
Written on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coaching