I hope the information here offers you a window into my style and approach to therapy. I am a collaborative therapist which means that together we will work to get beneath the layers of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem that may keep you from living the successful life you deserve. Our relationship is crucial to making this process work. I strive to create a nurturing environment where you can feel safe to explore your issues. Once trust is established, you will lead the way to uncovering the truth about yourself and your relationships. I offer guidance, support, coaching, psycho-education, and at times a different perspective. Together we can handle any obstacle that you encounter.
"Don't turn away from the bandaged place. That is where the Light comes in." - Rumi
Pam Siegel, License #MFC43782
WHAT IS THERAPY?
If you have ever wondered what therapy IS and ISN’T - it is not friendship. It is not advice, it is not me telling someone what to do, and it is not coaching. It is a unique collaboration where change and healing can occur. It is a place where creativity and insight can bloom. It is a place where the unspeakable can be spoken, and where shame can be exposed and weakened. It is where caring comes from compassion rather than agenda, and where it is perfectly okay for you to talk about yourself! It is two sets of eyes when one set is unable to see clearly, it is two beating hearts when one is breaking. It is two minds working against the problem; it is two imaginations writing a new story. It is “connecting the dots” of life and “planting seeds” for growth.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
EATING DISORDERS -- Individuals and Group Treatment. My background and experience have provided me with expertise in the area of eating disorders, body image difficulties and disordered eating. More specifically, my work as a nutritional consultant has provided additional insight into these pervasive problems.
LONG TERM MARRIAGES/PARTNERSHIP
ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS
WOMEN'S LIFE TRANSITIONS (ie. pregnancy, menopause, empty-nest)
• Learn How to Meditate -- Adults, Adolescents, and Children
• Acquire Tools to Help You Manage Your Emotions and Thoughts
• Improve Your Overall Well-being, Happiness and Relationships