Pamela enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals. She helps them gain insight and find practical solutions and strategies to difficult issues that come up in life. She treats all forms of trauma from serving in the military, natural disasters, or sexual abuse. Her clients overcome the effects of depression, divorce, job and career and life changes, acculturation, illness, aging, and grief. She uses an integrated approach, drawing various therapies, including Family Systems, CBT, solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic, existential, gestalt, narrative, and attachment-based treatments.
Pamela is a Marriage and Family Therapist who recently moved to Fredericksburg. She pursued her graduate work at California State University Northridge, where she received her Master’s Degree in Counseling with a Marriage & Family Therapy specialization. She completed her Virginia MFT license requirements under the direct supervision of Dr. Dave Jenkins. He handpicked her because of her experience, dedication, and compassion for helping clients progress and heal.
Pamela is also a Certified Hypnotherapist trained by the Hypnosis Motivational Institute in Tarzana, California, with more than 15 years of experience. She uses hypnotherapy and mindfulness to help clients find their strengths and overcome addictions and other challenges. Pamela assists clients in finding meaning and purpose in their lives. She guides them to improve the quality of their lives and realize goals and dreams to experience more joy, happiness, and success.
Pamela believes that life is a journey. It continues to unfold with new things to learn and experience. Therapy is one of the most helpful tools to use along the way.
More About Pamela
Pamela has been married for over thirty years. She believes that learning how to communicate and negotiate effectively is vital to getting your needs met and experiencing more joy and happiness with your partner, family, and other people. In a successful relationship, she found that there needs to be, give and take, friendship, enjoyment in doing activities together, and shared similar interests, values, beliefs, and harmonious and enjoyable sex life. Moreover, Pamela helps couples reconnect with themselves and each other.