Pam Herrick, LGMFT

“Hiring Pam was an easy decision. Her passion and experience makes anyone in her presence feel confident about the possibility of change. She is kind, purposeful, and supportive and has a gift for relating to clients of all ages, especially teens and their families. I very much appreciate Pam’s dedication to her clients and have complete confidence that she can provide her clients with the insight, tools, and support necessary to reach their goals.” – Katelyn Alcamo, Owner

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Clinical Degree

M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, UMD, College Park

Clinical Interests

People and their relationship with themselves, with each other and with the communities they are a part of are my area of clinical interest. This includes families, adults, adolescents, and children, working on a wide variety of issues including self-esteem, communication, identity, anxiety, depression, decision-making, mood disorder, post-partum, parenting and family issues.

Professional Background

Studying at the University of Maryland’s Couples and Family Therapy program and working for two years in their Center for Healthy Families was a career shift I am grateful to have made. My previous professional experience in management and education as well as my personal experience raising a large family and volunteering in my community have shown me the power and strength of families and of belonging in communities of choice as well as the importance of supporting one another through struggle. Our connections to each other are everything. It is in this shared space that we thrive. Teaching and helping people to uncover this strength is part of what drew me to this work.

My Therapy Style

It is through relationship that we learn about ourselves and how best to be in relationship with others. To me, the work of therapy is this discovery of self and its interaction in relationship. With this understanding we can create the environment for choice and change within oneself and within the family. Along with a variety of therapy models including CBT, DBT, and Structural Family Therapy, in my work I use deep listening, empathy, and curiosity to build a relationship with you and your choice to engage in therapy. Utilizing a client centered, growth oriented approach, together we will work to understand the issues that bring struggle and to define your goals. With a strong focus on the systems that are a part of your day to day life as well as the R’s (roles, rules, resources, routines, and rituals) that constitute your worldview we will explore, identify and strengthen your choices and the possibility change can bring to you and your most important relationships.

A Little Bit About Me Outside of the Therapy Room

I spend my free time with my husband of 25 years, our five children and our family dog, a beagle named Harvey, enjoying the world together. Some of my favorite activities include: running, reading, yoga, knitting, volunteering, walks in the woods, travel anywhere in the world but especially where my children live.

Availability

Pam is in the office on Tuesdays in the early afternoon and evening (12:00-7:00), on Wednesdays in the mornings (10:00-1:00), and on Fridays in the afternoon (12:00-4:00). Schedule Now!

Contact Information

Reach out to Family Therapy Center of Bethesda today with your questions, comments or concerns and we'll be sure to get back to you as quickly as possible!

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