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Pamela Larkin | LCPC
If you are looking for healing, restoration and an opportunity to find your voice, then this is the place for you. You are not alone. What you are currently experiencing, thinking, and feeling matters. So many of us wrestle with thoughts and feelings centered around the questions of “Who am I?,” “What does the world (my family, friends, community, church, ethnicity, culture, and gender) say about me?,” If you ascribe to spiritual beliefs, you may also be wrestling with how to integrate those beliefs with your current feelings.
Thankfully, these questions do not have to be examined alone! Therapy can offer a safe place to have greater awareness of yourself and feel empowered to face struggles. Whether your distress leads you to feeling: hopeless, insecure, fatigued, or anxious- there is hope for you here.
I have experienced growth and transformation in my own life because of the comfort I received. It was the calming presence, validation, and introduction of new ways of thinking and being that led me to experience compassion and empowerment. It is this comfort I hope to extend towards you to experience.
I offer a person-centered and recovery focused approach when engaging with others in therapy. I utilize motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and emotion focused techniques to help you explore and understand who you are. All of these so you can use tools to cope with what you’re experiences.
Inviting someone to walk with you in your life is a courageous step. I count it an honor and privilege to journey with you. And I believe that all people and relationships can be made new and well. Call me today to schedule an appointment or brief free phone consultation.
“I felt at ease and an immediate connection with Pam. She has a way of making me feel very comfortable, and naturally creates a space to shed new light on things I used to think were just ‘issues.’ I look forward to seeing her each week, and I’m really happy to be in Pam’s care.”
“Anxiety and depression are valid on their own, but in my circumstance I maintain a close relationship with a family member who suffers from severe mental illness. I have really struggled with basic communication and support for my loved one before meeting Pam. I feel like she was able to hear and pinpoint what’s actually going on, and she’s given me tangible tools that help me cope with my circumstance. We love Pam and are very happy she’s part of our continuing journey.”
“Pam is very kind and patient. I’ve learned so much about myself through my therapeutic relationship with her, and she’s really helped me recognize healthy and unhealthy patterns in my life in a way that didn’t make me feel abnormal. Her guidance has left an impact on me for sure.”
Pam’s Areas of Specialty & Background
Depression & Anxiety
African-American / Black Concerns
Ethnic Identity Development & Cultural Concerns
Young Adult Transitions
Dating & Relationships
Pre-Marital & Couples
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL
B.S. in Science in Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
B.S. Concentration in Human Development and Psychological Service, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Articles by Pam
I still recall when 27 Dresses came out. Remember, the movie where Katherine Heigl played the friend who was always a bridesmaid, and never a bride? What was even more striking was the fact that she saved all of those dresses. When that movie came out, I was single,...
This post is an extension from Part One of When Race Matters: A Discussion About Ethnic Identity. It is a thoughtful contribution that sets the scene for this post, so if you have not read part one you can easily access it by clicking the green link above. Cue the...
As I attempted to write my story, I started and erased the beginning of that blog so many times. I struggled trying to figure out the best way to begin a conversation on the formation of racial identity, since it’s so...what’s the word...tricky. It’s important...