Pamela Gates

Pamela Gates Licensed Professional Counselor

I bring wisdom, experience and years of clinical training to my counseling practice. I believe that my best training has come directly from my clients.

Helping people journey through their own unique experiences has done the most to enrich my practice.

"… the most important time is now, the most important person is the one you are with, and the most important action is to do that person good." ~ Leo Tolstoy

Connecting You To Resources…Within Self
To Family And Friends
In Your Community And On The Web

Our time together is about

  • Getting to know you and learning your story.
  • Assessing the situation and identifying your needs.
  • Goal setting around "What to do?"
  • Agreeing to work together to create change, or
  • Helping you find the services that best fit your needs.

My services include but are not limited to

  • Abuse, addiction and recovery issues
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Stress, anxiety
  • Caregiving and codependency
  • Trauma recovery

Please visit my services page for a more in-depth description of my services.

Bosley Wood Hart, CGC
Canine Good Citizen

Bosley, Canine Good Citizen German Shepherd

Bosley is a German Shepherd, Collie, Labrador, Chow and Akita mix. He is a very friendly fellow, full of charm and a big fan of people. He is certified as a Canine Good Citizen and received training with his former owner as a therapy dog. He has been joining me at my office for the past year; after I adopted him from Forgotten Friends Rescue . His family moved to New Zealand and couldn’t take him with them because of the long quarantine period in that country. Because of the loss of his original family, I believe Bosley understands the impact of sorrow, heartache and has experienced feeling abandoned.

With time he has adjusted to his new life and has embraced his new career as my co therapist and, for many of my clients, a most trusted counselor and confidant. His therapeutic motto is. “Pet me, we’ll both feel better.”

Inspiration Thoughts & Advice
Breathing Mindfully

Allow your body to settle and relax. Let your attention come to rest at the place in your body where you can feel the sensations of your breath coming and going most easily. Maybe at the tip of your nose, at your chest or at your belly. For this exercise, no place is better than another. All are good. Rest your attention where it is easiest for you to feel the breath sensations coming and going. Notice the sensations of breathing . Pay attention to your breathing, nothing more. Don't force or push your breathing. Don't try to make it deeper or change its pattern. There's more on my Resources page.

The work we do together, the services I provide will depend on your needs and your personal or family goals