Pamela Pawelski (she/her)

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Hi, I'm Pam! As an EMDR-certified therapist, I find fulfillment in helping people heal from anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, and trauma.

Therapist in Illinois

  • Individual

About My Clients

Are you struggling with anxiety or having panic attacks? Do you notice tightness in your chest or have difficulty breathing in certain situations? Are you feeling overwhelmed when dealing with life’s challenges? You have the ability to find your inner peace and regain control of life’s ups and downs. It is possible to understand yourself more and to have more control of how you react to your emotions.

My Background and Approach

I’m not just a talk therapist. I use techniques beyond traditional talk therapy to tap into the parts of you that aren't always accessible through words. I am a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, and I incorporate aspects of mindfulness, parts work and emotional freedom technique into my practice. I offer both traditional 50-55 min EMDR sessions, as well as 90-120 minute EMDR intensives, which accelerate your therapeutic progress. Please visit my website to learn more.

Why I Became a Therapist

Becoming a therapist is my calling, but it took my own therapy and soul searching to realize I needed to turn my ship around to pursue my dream career of becoming a therapist in my own private practice. I had worked on the corporate side of health care for over 15 years, both in the hospital and health insurance sectors. While these jobs were rewarding in many ways, I felt I wasn’t fulfilling my deep-seated purpose in these roles. After doing my own therapy and self-work, I developed the courage to make the life-changing decision to go back to school and pursue my dreams of becoming a therapist. It was challenging, but it was worth it 😊.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Government Employee Health Associations (GEHA)
  • UMR
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 165/session

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