Hello! My name is Pam Goucher. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Arkansas and Tennessee with over 30 years of experience working as a clinical therapist. I have experience in behavioral health and medical social work, so I have an understanding of the impact medical issues can have on someone's life. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, parenting and relationship issues. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced alcoholism/addictions. I am familiar with the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. I come from a military background as my father was a Vietnam vet and my son has completed 5 tours of duty in Iraq/Afghanistan. I am also a grandparent raising a grandchild. I am a Christian and know for a fact that allowing Jesus in our sessions makes a major difference in the duration and outcome of therapy. Clients who are Christians have hope because of the One they believe in. I believe in the power of prayer and am open to praying with you. So as you can see, I am a fairly experienced, well-rounded person. I understand that sometimes life just happens and we need help making sense of it all!
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am open minded and accepting of others. I will not judge you or present as biased. My therapy style is eclectic, as I use whatever your unique and specific needs call for. I do tend to lean more towards cognitive-behavioral therapy though as I believe every situation provokes a thought--a thought a feeling-- which in turn produces an attitude or behavior. I also like to explore your family of origin issues as those early family dynamics do tend to influence who we are today.
I always start by reassuring my clients that they aren't crazy or weird...what you're feeling is normal for what you are experiencing right now. Anyone in your shoes would most likely be feeling the same way. It's okay and you're okay! We can figure it out together:)
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy
LCSW #1528-C (Expires: 2022-02-28)
LCSW #1115 (Expires: 2022-02-28)
Pamela Goucher is a true Godsend!
She is compassionate, understanding, & so helpful with working with me to develop actionable steps to enjoy life. I have gained more understanding about myself with her help & guidance. She makes it easy to not give up on counseling. I've given up on so many things before, but I won't give up on this.
I have just started but I am extremely pleased.