I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of South Dakota and Michigan, and have been practicing since 2014. I am a well-rounded individual that works from both domains (right/left brain) personally and professionally. I tend to identify as an Extrovert, although there are times I prefer being an Introvert. I have discovered on my own journey, that I am a combination of influences of both biological parents, yet have broken free from unhealthy, maladaptive family behaviors. I am intelligent, artistic and love the work that I do - which is helping others live a full, authentic, prosperous and truly happy life.
I have worked with individuals across the lifespan, with a wide variety of issues. I specialize in trauma, attachment, personality disorders, and additionally treat mood disorders, relationships, grief & loss, adjustment disorders, and psychotic disorders. I am certified as a Personality Disorders Treatment Provider (C-PD) and Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTP). I am trained in EMDR, Play Therapy and utilize Expressive Arts Therapy interventions.
I am committed to helping individuals realize their full potential, recover from traumatic experiences, establish healthy relationships and find ways to improve their quality of life. Navigating through issues on your own can be difficult and overwhelming. It helps to have someone that understands your struggle and walk with you on your path of recovery.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401019479
SD LPC LPC20726
I love how Pam works with me. She is really good at what she does.
Written on Aug 26, 2023 after therapy with Pamala for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd