18933 E San Tan Blvd, #125, Queen Creek, Arizona 85142 (480) 258-2915

WELCOME TO QUEEN CREEK COUNSELING

LIVE BETTER. LOVE BETTER. WORK BETTER.

Pamela Dean, MSW, LCSW, Certified in EMDR.
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Are we a match?

A great referral for me is someone who is ready to take on the challenge of growing and learning about themselves in an active manner. I work with each individual to utilize their unique strengths and abilities, helping to achieve maximum potential. I work extensively with depression, trauma and addictions.
         • Learn to love and accept yourself just the way you are
         • Learn to love and accept others just the way they are
         • Learn that you already have internal resources to help you cope with life's challenges

Affected by Trauma?

Trauma is a largely overlooked contributor to most psychological difficulties and I use a variety of approaches to help overcome the sometimes devastating effects of trauma. I am a cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused therapist by training, and I utilize a variety of approaches including EMDR, ego states, relaxation, mindfulness and a strengths focus.
         • Child Abuse/Neglect
         • Growing up in a stressed out or chaotic family situation
         • Verbal/Emotional Abuse
         • Domestic Abuse
         • Life-Threatening Situations
         • Losses

About Trauma

Trauma was largely discounted as a contributor to psychological struggles until more recently and unfortunately, this has led to frequent misdiagnosis and improper treatment. Although trauma has now been well established as the cause or a major contributor to many psychological diagnoses, the misdiagnosis and improper treatment continues. Psychological trauma can range from “mild” to life-threatening and you may not even know that you are suffering from the effects of trauma. Some common misdiagnoses that are especially problematic in terms of receiving improper treatment are bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and ADHD.

Trauma can produce or worsen just about any mental health symptom. Symptoms can be intermittent and unpredictable, they don’t necessarily respond well to psychiatric medication and they often need specialized
treatment in order to resolve successfully.

Trauma-related disorders are significantly underdiagnosed and people continue to be harmed by the denial of trauma as a major factor in both mental health and physical health problems.

WE CAN HELP

Do you have any of these experiences?

Short fuse, exploding on others, frequently irritable, nothing is good enough

Problematic anger can be tamed

Drinking too much, passing out, blackouts, others concerned about your drinking or using

Problem drinking can be treated

Life seems to be pulling you down, feeling exhausted, feel like you can't keep doing life

Depression has solutions