Pamela  Rook
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Pamela Rook

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PsyD Clinical Psychologist, PsyD Licensed Psychotherapist Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Garment District Accepting In-person
Updated December 8, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Dr. Pamela Rook considers it a privilege to provide individual and group therapy to adults of all ages and from all walks of life. She will work with you to address anxiety and panic, depression, grief, major life transitions, relationship and work challenges, family struggles, identity issues, acute and chronic medical conditions, trauma (sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect), emotional/life stagnation, and more. Her aim is to cultivate an authentic connection, allowing you to feel genuinely heard, understood, and accepted, and ultimately allowing for greater self-understanding and positive growth and change.

Pamela's style is warm, compassionate, trauma-informed, and curious, while also direct and challenging. Her philosophy is integrative, though she grounds her work in the relational psychoanalytic tradition, viewing the patient-therapist dyad as a transformative relationship for exploring psychological dynamics operating beyond awareness and contributing to stuck-ness.

Additionally, Pamela aims to create a space that allows for you to make meaning of past relationships and life events that may influence your present experiences, empowering you to make new choices and cultivate healthier connections. During therapy sessions, she listens for what is left unsaid, and understands that the unstated is often as important as what has been verbalized. She uses inquiry and empathy to help you elaborate on what has perhaps been too difficult to state in the past, and to identify patterns that may be contributing to feelings of stagnation. She will work with you to achieve your goals as well as to discover emergent goals that come out of our work together (not everyone begins therapy with concrete goals in mind).


Message to clients

Embarking on the journey to find the right therapist is a significant step, and I applaud your commitment to this process. The first contact is oftentimes difficult to make, and I will work to make you feel as comfortable as possible during our communication. Please feel free to reach out so that we can discuss the possibility of creating a secure space for growth, insight, and change. I can work with you either in-person or virtually based on your preferences and availability.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $350 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $350

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 6:30pm
  • Tue 10am - 6:30pm
  • Wed 10am - 6:30pm
  • Thu 10am - 6:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Garment District practice
1430 Broadway, New York, New York 10018
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am - 6:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10am - 6:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years


Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, Fellowship, 2023
Widener University, The Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, PsyD, 2022


Licensure

New York: 026208


Languages

English