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Pamela Lavis-Albers LMSW-MI

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. It is not what happens to you but how you handle it that shapes your life. There is immense strength residing in you, and it is a brave first step on your journey of self-discovery to reach out for guidance. I would be honored to support you on this journey.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Pamela s professional goal is to assist in making lives happier, healthier, and more fulfilling. She describes herself as a pragmatic humanistic psychotherapist who leads with compassion. Pamela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing for over 30 years in California, New Mexico, and Michigan  where she practices currently. She has expertise in helping individuals cope with life stressors, transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues and marital counseling, family issues, 2SLGBTQIA support, grief and loss, substance abuse, adjustment disorders, ADHD, adjustment to school, mood changes, self-esteem, anger management, postpartum depression, overcoming burn-out, care management, and life coaching. She is also trained in crisis intervention at the Center for Domestic Preparedness/Homeland security and with the Red Cross. She received both her Bachelor s in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work from the University of Michigan, where she graduated with honors. For Her Master s degree in Social Work, Pamela graduated Summa Cum Laude. She has spent over three decades working with individuals, children, and families helping improve the quality of their lives and relationships. Pamela takes a well-rounded, global approach to behavioral health encompassing aspects from several schools of psychology including cognitive behavioral, existential, humanistic, and psychodynamic theories. In addition to providing individual counseling, Pamela has also worked as a School Social Worker and Hospital/Medical Social Worker. She brings these skills and her specialized training to her role as a therapist to provide you with the tools and support you and your family need in order to achieve the best version of yourselves in a calm and safe space. Pamela believes every person deserves a personalized approach to maximize the benefits of counseling. Pamela takes care to tailor healing plans for each of her client s unique needs. She provides a welcoming, non-judgemental and empathetic environment for you to begin to explore your strengths, heal, and thrive. She offers you in-person or virtual appointments. In sessions, we will focus on insight, adjusting patterns that you feel no longer serve you, and building emotional strength to manage anything life presents.





Sexuality Based Issues

Borderline Personality Disorder

General Expertise




Borderline Personality Disorder



Anorexia nervosa

Bipolar disorder

In-Network Insurance



Cigna EAP




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Humanistic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Existential Therapy


  • Michigan, LMSW-MI, 6801066825


Masters of Social Work, University of Michigan

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Troy, Troy, MI

Frequently Asked Questions About Pamela Lavis-Albers, LMSW-MI

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Pamela Lavis-Albers, LMSW-MI, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Pamela Lavis-Albers accepting new clients?

Yes, Pamela Lavis-Albers is accepting new clients for online therapy in Michigan and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Troy, 1555 W Big Beaver Rd 2nd Floor, Troy, MI, 48084.

Does Pamela Lavis-Albers accept insurance?

Yes, Pamela Lavis-Albers accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Pamela Lavis-Albers offer?

Pamela Lavis-Albers offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Pamela Lavis-Albers offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Pamela Lavis-Albers offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Troy, 1555 W Big Beaver Rd 2nd Floor, Troy, MI, 48084.

Does Pamela Lavis-Albers offer online therapy?

Yes, Pamela Lavis-Albers offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Michigan.

How quickly can I see Pamela Lavis-Albers?

Pamela Lavis-Albers typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Pamela Lavis-Albers speak?

Pamela Lavis-Albers conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Pamela Lavis-Albers online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Pamela Lavis-Albers online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.