My Philosophy

I have worked as a clinical social worker and a dance/movement therapist for over 30 years. I consider it an honor to be a part of these two approaches to therapy. I believe in the healing power of the relationship while working with individuals. My theoretical framework is Developmental, with the awareness that one comes into the therapy office with their own story and position to share. I work collaboratively with my clients to assist in their process as it unfolds, develops and evolves. I believe in one’s ability to grow and change throughout life.

My work as a Dance/Movement Therapist has taught me that the relationship between the self and the body are in continuous connection. I work with my clients to become aware of breath and personal rhythm. With these awarenesses one can experience a more open flow as new patterns can emerge. As the therapeutic process continues an individual begins to learn and practice an alternate way of relating to the stresses in their life.

I have worked in a variety of settings, including; schools, hospitals and mental health centers. I work with children, adolescents and adults. I like to include family members in the therapy process whenever necessary.

I believe that everyone has the ability to access their mind and body wisdom. I appreciate the opportunity to work with my clients and consider it a privilege to be a part of one’s journey.

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Individual Psychotherapy, Children, Adolescents, Adults

Dance/Movement Therapy

Group Therapy

Parenting and family consultation and collaboration

Relaxation and stress reduction training

Clinical Consultation to Professionals and LCSW Supervision

Supervision for BC-DMT professionals

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Pam graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy.

Pam has worked in the Public School System for over 25 years and has experience in Therapeutic Day Schools. Pam has extensive experience in psychiatric hospitals as well as mental health centers.

Pam has been an active member of the American Dance Therapy Association for over 30 years. She co-chaired the 1986 conference and was on the Credentials Committee for 4 years. She was president of the Illinois Chapter of the ADTA for 4 years. She was awarded the “Outstanding Service Award” from the ADTA in 1986, 1994, 1999, 2005 and 2011.

Pam has presented her work with “Stress and Children” at various conferences throughout the years. She presented: “Approach to Schools using Dance/Movement Therapy” at the International Dance Therapy Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 2013. “Dance/Movement Therapy to Manage Stress in Children” at the Korean Arts and Culture Education Services (KACES), Seoul, South Korea, 2013.

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