Pamela DowellM.Ed, LPC

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Availability

In Central Time

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

My job is to assist my clients in meeting their goals which means, you are empowered to decide your own personal mental health goals. Upon completing the first initial assessment we can discuss concerns and set goals in place according to your needs. We will identify together goals and steps to take for you to reach those goals.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

Life happens to all of us. Sharing my experiences during sessions that can help provide you with hope and healing through my personal story can be powerful. By me appropriately disclosing can give you the feeling and assurance that "I can get through this too".

What does a first session with you look like?

Your first session will consist of completing and reviewing an Intake assessment in order for me to understand some of your areas of concern. We will also begin to get to know one another. I would like to take that moment to learn as much as possible about you and allow you to ask me any additional questions that will assure you that you are with a therapist that is non-judgmental. I want you to feel safe and comfortable with the individual you will allow to help you through this journey.

Specialties

General Expertise

In-Network Insurance

Optum

Texas Blue Shield

United Healthcare

United Medical Resources

Fees

$90

First Session

$155

Family Therapy

$130

Couples Therapy

$200

Group Therapy

$90

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Reality Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Licensure

TX, LPC, 80899

Education

M.Ed, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

Work History

My career as a counselor began over 3 years ago interning at a private practice setting serving veterans, those in the military and their families with issues including PTSD, depression, stress and career goals. After relocating, an opportunity to provide mental health care in the community was offered and I transitioned to community-based mental health to work with clients in the comforts of their home. Mental health care was offered to those that experienced abuse, neglect and emotional disturbing issues. During that time, families were offered skills that empowered individuals as they learned to support one another as a family unit. While assisting these clients, a motivation to help those battling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders lead to this journey. Aiding the adults and families with depression, anxiety, addiction, self-esteem issues, past/current trauma, suicide, stress, grief and work/life balance were the services provided. Tailored to meet their individual needs, clients were taught wellness education, identifying triggers of unpleasant feelings and how to manage feelings was a common goal. While continuing to educate myself in the field, approaches varied from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, mindfulness, and other strength-based approaches.

Location

N/A, Fort Worth, 76179, TX