PAMELA SHAKIR LCSW WELCOMES YOU
To Healing Minds & Hearts
MEET OUR FOUNDER
We all have a story. Some of our stories leave footprints that triggers us to not be our best selves leaving us in a sunken place for various reasons. Let us admit it, life happens. In order to be a better you, I believe that healing and happiness begins within ourselves. All that means is telling your own story when you are ready is the most effective way to heal. I provide a warm and nurturing environment that will allow you to work on your innermost deep concerns and surface concerns. My approach is down to earth, non-judgmental, supportive, and honest.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have a history of working with young children, adolescents and adults for over 25 years and I am honored. I specialize in working with women and couples who struggle with communication concerns, relationship trauma and disagreement within their relationship. It brings me joy to see couples’ triumph by restoring passion, respect and love.
Strategically, I have worked with adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with loss, depression, anxiety, rejection, substance abuse and life transitions. In addition, I provide faith-based counseling for those who are interested. I would love the opportunity to work with you towards getting back to living a fulfilling life of meaning and purpose.
SERVICES & SPECIALTIES
A distribution form of mental health-related services and information in the form of electronics, via phone or video.
Counseling that takes place when a client and a counselor in a particular private setting to take time to explore the different circumstances that the client is taking is experiencing.
Face to Face
Individual counseling allows you to talk one on one with a trained mental health professional. Individual counseling allows you to address issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, anger, abuse and coping skills. It helps to increase self-esteem, positive thinking and healthy decision making.
Couples counseling is also known as relationship and marriage counseling. Couples counseling helps couples who struggle with communication issues and disagreement within their relationship. In addition, it also helps couples who have financial concerns, frequent conflict, and stress and infidelity concerns.
SELF CARE TIPS
5 QUICK TIPS TO HELP WITH DEPRESSION
1. Exercise Take a walk or workout 4-5 times per week.
2. Journal; Expressing your feelings and thoughts allows you to relieve stress.
3. Music; Listen to your favorite song or some upbeat music.
4. Read; Read a great inspirational or motivating book helps to decrease symptoms of depression.
5. Face time or call a friend/family,
Talking to someone who, you trust allows you to talk openly without judgement.
TIPS FOR HAVING A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP
1. Pray and Keep God First
2. Be Loyal, Respectful, and Consistent
3. Effectively Communicate
4. Be Honest
5. Spend Quality Time Together. Disconnect From Your Phones and Social Media
6. Actively Listen to One Another
7. Have Date Nights. Complement One Another
STRESSED OUT? WALK IT OFF
1. Pick a time in your daily routine to practice mindful walking for at least five minutes.
2. Concentrate on the physical sensation of the walking - the sights, sounds, feelings of each step.
3. If your mind wanders, gently return your focus by repeating left, right as you walk.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Express Yourself When Calm
Think Over Possible Solutions
Practice Relaxation Skills
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Begin Your Journey to Healing
Picture yourself in a better place, rising from the pits of depression, living healthy, free, and peaceful. Can you see it? Do you want it? It is possible!
This easy-to-use journal is designed to release you from silent suffering and lead you to joyful living. Each activity will help you unpack the difficult emotions, attachments, and trauma that keep you sad, worried, and in bondage. No matter how long you have been depressed or why, you can find freedom. With this journal and a made-up mind, you can actively participate in the healing and renewal your mind and heart deserve.
Click the button below to learn more and also purchase the book online.
Healing Minds & Hearts
At some point in our lives we will all experience the unexpected. We indeed experience the good, bad, and the unfortunate and those experiences often shapes our journey in life. As individuals and families experience tragic moments that stops them from living life, to simply existing in it, can find themselves cycling in feelings of anxiety and depression. The feelings and thoughts can creep up when new life experiences starts to emerge such as marriage, divorce, separation, death, etc., months or years after the tragic moment occurred. It is our duty to ourselves to do the work needed to get our mind, body, and soul into a positive perspective so it can begin to heal from traumatic experiences. Starting here at Healing Minds & Hearts is the first step into feeling whole again after a life of unexpected turns.