Pamela (or Pam) works with adults, teens, families, and children 10 years old and over that are from the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. She is a white, cisgender queer woman with ADHD.
People often connect with Pam for support in exploring their identity, relationship issues, self-confidence and self-awareness, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and to talk about experiences of discrimination, racism, homophobia, transphobia and minority stress.
Family members of 2SLGBTQIA+ children and youth often seek out Pam for help with understanding their feelings and worries about a loved one’s gender and/or sexuality, and for support about how to be there for their loved one.
Pam practices from a client-centred, trauma-informed approach. She relies on an eclectic array of theoretical frameworks to inform her practice, including Internal Family Systems Theory (IFS), Attachment Theory, Feminist Theory, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Critical Race Theory and Queer Theories, and Family Systems Theory. She uses many talk-therapy strategies, some somatic approaches, as well as play and art therapy and sand tray therapy strategies when the opportunity arises.
Pam is the owner and director of Centrepeace Counselling & Therapy Services. She has been practicing social work since 2004, and social service work since 2001. Her experience has primarily focused on counselling individuals and families in a variety of mental health settings in Ontario. She is a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).
Pam supervises Master’s level counselling students from September through April each year. The students provide services on a sliding fee scale. See the “Master’s Level Students” page under “Our Team” on this site for more information.