Pamela McDonald, MSW, LCSW-C
Pam provides individual, couples, and group therapy for adults. She specializes in working with adults transitioning into retirement and adjusting to a variety of aging issues. Her approach is strengths-based and encourages clients to access their inner wisdom and creativity to create positive, sustainable change in their lives. She also enjoys working with caregivers to older parents, assisting them in managing caregiver stress and developing meaningful adult relationships with their aging parents. To help clients relax in therapy, Pam’s sweet and loving therapy dog is available to attend sessions.
Pam practices psychotherapy integrating her clients’ experiences in mind, body, and spirit. She creates an open-hearted space where her clients can learn to accept all aspects of who they think they are and grow from a place of wholeness. Pam is experienced in and can incorporate the following into her psychotherapy practice:
- Awareness-based cognitive behavioral therapy
- Reiki/healing touch
- Pet therapy
Educational and Professional Background:
Pam received her Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. While earning her degree, she was awarded a Phi Kappa Phi scholarship and graduated as a member of the Alpha Phi honors society. Pam has worked in non-profit agency and private practice settings providing individual, child, family, and group therapy to a variety of clients. In particular, she has developed aging services programs and workshops that promote positive, conscious, and healthy aging.
Pam brings diverse professional experience to her psychotherapy practice—she has been an entrepreneur, program manager, grant writer, and director of a non-profit. Her passion through all of these different roles has been to serve humanity and to empower the people she has worked with to be their best. Pam is available as a public speaker and can facilitate workshops in her specialty areas listed below.
- Aging issues
- Conscious aging
- Life transitions
- Caring for the caregiver
- Stress management
- Relationship issues
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Memory loss/dementia