Pamela Doane, M.ED, LPC
Pamela received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with specialized training in child and adolescent counseling from DePaul University in Chicago. Pamela is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.
Pamela has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and families presenting with a wide array of issues including family transitions and adjustments (divorce, pre and post adoption), depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, oppositional behaviors and conduct disorders, ADHD/ADD, attachment issues, anger management, NSSI (non-suicidal self injury—cutting and other self harm behaviors), social problems, family stabilization—parenting skills, peer/sibling conflict as well as issues related to traumatic experiences (death of a loved one, illness, abuse and/or neglect). Additionally, Pamela has experience leading coping skills groups and managing OCD tendencies in children, adolescents and teens.
Pamela has worked in private practice and in community based non-profit programs having served as a Guardian Ad Litem and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in a tri-state area.
Pamela has been providing counseling services for children and families over the course of 18 years and utilizes an eclectic approach with her child and adolescent clients. Pamela combines the science of psychology with the art of creative intervention to best serve her clients and to work within the individual family context. Pamela has specialized training in play therapy and utilizes a light hearted approach in working with her younger clients in order to form a mutually engaged relationship between therapist and client which effects therapeutic change and improvement in function.