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Pamela Sterling


All individuals, couples and families face emotional challenges, life transitions, and interpersonal conflicts. We all want to better understand ourselves and those around us.

I utilize a client-centered, systems-based approach to help you see, hear, and understand yourself and others. My approach promotes effective skill-building and problem-solving, and fosters meaningful conversation.

I am warm, direct and non-judgmental. I create a safe space to open up, navigate challenges and enhance insight, compassion and connection.


Pamela is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her Master’s degree from Virginia Tech. Her Master’s thesis on the grieving process of opioid-overdose bereaved parents was published in 2022. Her expertise includes extensive work in diverse outpatient settings, including a mental health agency, family agencies, treatment facilities, and in-home counseling with teenagers and their parents.

She brings a profound commitment to fostering relational cohesion among families and couples, aiming to support their journey towards stronger, more fulfilling relationships.

Client Focus

Couples, Families (with teens 13-17 and adults), Teens (12-17), and Adults.

Types of Therapy

Gottman Method for Couples Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS) for Family and Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Concerns I Treat

Couples and family issues, anxiety, depression, OCD and Related Disorders, trauma, and substance use. Pamela specializes in working with family of origin issues, life transitions, relationship challenges, parenting concerns, grief, and addiction.

More Than Just My Work

Before becoming a therapist, I spent 10 years working in the music industry. Music brings me joy and serves as a creative outlet. I love curating playlists, attending concerts, and watching music documentaries alongside my foster fail puppy, Ernie.

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