BA, Butler University // MSW, Fordham University // LCSW, Connecticut, New York, Florida and New Jersey
Pamela Tinkham has spent eighteen years in the mental health field with a focus on the treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and mood disorders. After completing her Master’s degree in social work from Fordham University, she pursued extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Yoga therapy. Pamela is the author of Healing Trauma from the Inside Out: Practices from the East and West, which has become an established resource for providers seeking to integrate a mind-body therapeutic approach into their clinical practice.
As a scholar-practitioner in the model of service and professional development, Pamela was an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University teaching classes in Social Work Skills and Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis. She has also developed a curriculum around spirituality in the practice of social work, and the promotion of health, wellness, and self-care for practitioners.
I have direct experience with limiting and, at times, disabling anxiety. I was present when the Twin Towers imploded on 9/11. Running for my life, I experienced both the direct and vicarious trauma of the moment, as well as the subsequent anxiety that ensued. That became the catalyst behind my life mission - to help others heal from trauma and transcend the grip of anxiety by integrating both therapeutic and spiritual methods.