About Pamela Bell, LCSW
I love my work and the reward of witnessing positive growth and change in my client’s lives. As a licensed clinical social worker, I have over 20 years of experience in helping people improve their emotional well-being and overcome life’s challenges. Before starting my psychotherapy practice I was fortunate to build my skills through work in community mental health, inpatient psychiatry, child welfare, medical social work, and corporate settings.
In my work I frequently utilize:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to alleviate feelings of anxiety, sadness and anger
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to heal traumatic experiences and change self-limiting beliefs and patterns of behavior
- Mindfulness and lifestyle-based approaches to promote overall well-being and happiness
I earned my graduate degree in Social Services Administration from the University of Chicago and am licensed in clinical social work by the State of Illinois. This qualifies me to practice independently as a psychotherapist and to be recognized and reimbursed by insurance companies. As an NASW Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, I have met the most rigorous standards for clinical excellence in my profession. In addition, I constantly expand my base of knowledge and resources by pursuing a wide range of advanced training and continuing education opportunities.
Credentials and Memberships:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS) in the State of Illinois, license number 149.09754
Master of Arts Social Services Administration, the University of Chicago
Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, National Association of Social Workers
Certified Level II EMDR Therapist by the EMDR International Association
Trained in EMDR through the EMDR Institute
To help people experience phenomenal personal growth and reclaim their joy as they commit to creating new habits, increasing self-awareness, and healing the legacy of difficult life experiences.