Pamela Lacerda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in East Providence, RI. Pam’s passion is working with women - she believes that women’s experiences are all unique and worth exploring in a safe, inviting therapeutic space. Pam supports her clients through symptoms like sadness, hopelessness, low self-esteem and self-worth, anxiety, confusion, intrusive thoughts, and poor body image.
WIthin Pam’s session, clients may encounter elements of trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a type of therapy that takes a close look at the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and actions. Pam’s therapeutic style also draws from evidence-based Internal Family Systems theory, which believes that each person’s mind has multiple parts to it and aims to integrate these parts to find balance. Pam also believes in the power of mindfulness practices and often brings activities like breathing exercises or meditation into her sessions.
Pam earned her Masters in Social Work from Rhode Island College School of Social Work. She also participated in extensive training at the Trauma Center at JRI, as well as in topics such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Eating. Pam strives to foster a deep and meaningful connection with each one of her clients as they work towards well-being and empowerment.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Social-cultural pressures - Role expectations and worth based on appearance, mood, care-taking, and/or cultural history and background
Relational resiliance - Involves movement toward mutually empowering, growth- fostering connections in the face of adverse conditions, traumatic experiences, and alienating social-cultural pressures. It is the ability to connect, reconnect, and/or resist disconnection.
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Years of Experience: 14 years
Private practice, 2013 - Present
Justice Resource Institute, Treatment of Traumatic Stress, 2012
Rhode Island College, MSW, 2007