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Pamela J. Hale, M.A., LMFT

Relationship & Addictions Counseling

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Overview

Qualifications:
  • License No. and State: LMFT89710 California
  • Certifications: Certified Prepare-Enrich Counselor
  • Member: ICEEFT (Since 2014)
  • Member: CAMFT/clinical member (Since 2013)
Background:

I am originally from New Hampshire, where I enjoyed the experience of the four seasons for my first 18 years of life. I began my journey West attending college in St. Louis, Missouri, where I graduated with degrees in Psychology and Business from SLU. The year I graduated, I met the love of my life, and over the years we have slowly made our way to beautiful Orange County, California. After working in the corporate environment, I decided to ground my experience and intuitive abilities with professional training and additional education, and returned to school. I obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling from Amberton University, Garland, Texas, where I graduated with honors.

I’m married and the proud mother of two young men, a miniature schnauzer and a wheaten terrier. When I’m not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring the many hiking and biking trails in Orange County, yoga/pilates, and reading a good book on the weekend while sitting in a chair at the beach.

Specialties

Among my areas of expertise are: couples therapy, stage of life issues, setting and reaching goals, addiction treatment, and many other issues that are related to depression and anxiety. I have experience with young adults struggling with life challenges and career choices, as well as clients experiencing transition, whether it be a new relationship, parenting, or "empty nest syndrome," or planning for your next season in life.

Issues:
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Age Groups:
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Methodology

My Approach:

Helping others find solutions to problems and issues is something that I’ve been doing as a mentor, counselor, and friend for as long as I can remember. My training, education, and experience as a therapist in conjunction with your commitment to the process opens the space for personal growth and overall wellness making enhanced relationships possible. Together we work through issues such as those related to trauma, relationships, stress, anxiety and depression.

My clients are individuals, couples, and adolescents interested in improving their quality of life by looking at the issues that lie beneath the obvious behavioral and emotional concerns. Whether you need to build skills to help you cope better with a particular situation or you want to understand how past relationships are affecting current relationships, I can collaboratively help you experience a sense of balance and joy.

Treatment Orientation:
  • Attachment-based
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality:
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Finances

Avg. Cost (per session):

$125 - $150 (Sliding Scale)

Accepted Payment Methods:

American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, MasterCard, PayPal, and Visa.

Insurance Networks:

Out of Network. I do  not bill insurance directly, however, I will provide you with a superbill at the time of service which will have all of the information necessary for your provider to reimburse you.

Location

Address:

1151 Dove Street, Suite 100, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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