Feeling isolated, sad, anxious, confused? Or are you struggling with a difficult personal or work relationship? Sometimes life is just overwhelming and that has never been more true than with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. Please know that you really aren’t alone in these struggles and that you aren’t “crazy” either. My name is “Pam” Manning and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in SC. Whether you are struggling with short term dilemmas related to your current circumstances or desire to delve deeply into your psyche to better understand yourself and develop an increased sense of purpose, I would be honored to support your journey.
Forty-three years ago, while studying psychology at Wofford College, I began working with children and families impacted by violence in Upstate SC. I went on to serve as child protection worker and in permanency planning and adoptions. Over the years I continued working with children, adolescents and their parents in a variety of settings… foster care, residential treatment facilities, psychiatric hospitals, alternative schools and at a shelter for folks impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. As my interest in helping people heal from traumas grew, I returned to college, earning a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in 2008 from Webster University in order to hone my skills and better serve my clients.
What I have learned over the years is that the human spirit is incredibly resilient. We are capable of great things in our lives if we can learn to cope with the circumstances that inevitably confront us.
Philosophy and Approach:
The overriding philosophy I utilize in my work is that of Existentialism. This model purports that many of the challenges of human existence are universally applicable to all peoples. Thus, problems all people face, such as loss, freedom, responsibility and the meaning of life are viewed in terms of natural stages in normal human development rather than in terms of maladjustment or mental illness. My overriding philosophy of existentialism is enhanced by the Biopsychosocial Model that underscores the individual’s unique life circumstances such as ethnicity, sex, gender identity, biological or physical challenges and socioeconomic strata.
I utilize a Client Centered approach which incorporates an eclectic toolbox of techniques that have a common theme… they have all been thoroughly researched and are considered as “Best Practice” techniques. These include but are not limited to, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Play Therapy.
I love the work I do, it is often challenging but never boring and I find that really getting to know a person is a gift… for me but also for my clients as they learn what they are actually capable of. I approach my work with a deep sense of commitment. The level of anguish that many people struggle with can be crippling and I have found that often, with support, newly mastered tools and a caring guide, people can heal from unimaginable trauma, achieve balance and even joy!
I will honor your journey but will not back away from challenging you when your choices are ineffective or self-sabotaging. I look forward to joining you as you embark on the adventure of your life … the adventure of creating the best, most productive, joyful life you can!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #6060 (Expires: 2023-08-31)
LPC #C5983 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Patricia Manning. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
She is awesome even in my most crappy moments and I don’t want to talk to anyone I am always happy to talk to her
Patricia is incredibly good in guiding me to the toughest situations. There are no words to describe how gentle, kind, empathetic, yet strong and direct she is.
Love her to pieces!
Patricia (Pam) is a wonderful counselor. I can’t imagine being matched up with a more caring, compassionate therapist. She has been perfect for me.
Pam is wonderful! She’s patient, kind and really listens to what is going on. She doesn’t just reply with “textbook” answers and I love that she’s willing to challenge my thinking to help me see other perspectives and opportunities. She makes dealing with very tough issues less painful and is willing to walk with you through it. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Patricia was an enormous help! Her kindness, professionalism, and down-to- earth style was exactly what I needed to help get me through a tough time. I am very grateful to have been matched with her.
Excellent in every way!
Patricia is an amazing counselor. I love her calmness and attentiveness . She listens! She cares! She has strategy to help one get through their tough challenges. She helps you Work your way through. She is patient and very experienced to serve and help others. One word to describe Patrica….Genuine!
I was slightly reluctant to start sessions virtually with concern that it would be difficult to establish a connection. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The BetterHelp matching tool paired me with Patricia (Pam) and from our first session the connect felt great! I’m into my second month with Pam and feel like our time together has really helped me. Very glad I decided to start this journey!
This consouler you can tell has a vast array of knowledge and understanding of the human psyche. She is great and being unbiased and supporting for conflict resolution. I would highly recommend her!
Patricia has been so helpful to me during a very difficult season. She's worked with me in a number of areas relating to my past and present, and she's got a lifetime of experience and training to bring to the table. She's made a huge difference in my ability to press froward and get unstuck.
Pam brings a supportive, kind, and non-judgmental energy to our sessions. She has a calming effect and is pragmatic in her approach. I've thoroughly enjoyed working with Pam since November and have gained many 'new tools to add to my toolbox'.
Pat is really lovely and easy to talk with.
Patricia Manning is an amazing counselor. She is the only therapist I’ve ever interacted with that I truly felt I could speak to openly. She has an incredible amount of experience, and she really does know what she is doing. She’s so helpful, and because of her I’m doing significantly better.
I was very nervous about signing up for Betterhelp because I didn't know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised when I got to be paired with Patricia. She is just the type of counsellor I have been looking for; wise, experienced and action and goal oriented not just someone who listens. While it is a perfectly normal counseling style it wasn't really what I was looking for. I have been ready to do the work to change the habits in my life and Patricia has been perfect for that. If you are looking for part counsellor part coach part wise woman then she is for you. Thanks Patricia!
Better Help has matched me with the perfect counsellor. I have already recommended the site and my Therapist to my best friend.