In my practice, I offer a positive, evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral, educational, developmental, and systems approach to individual, couples, and family therapy. I also offer educational therapy and tutoring to children and adolescents. In addition, I offer consulting services, in which I work in collaboration with clinicians, attorneys, educators, concerning the treatment, counsel, and education, of patients, clients, and students. I also offer national workshops for the general population, national professional training seminars for clinicians and educators, as well as a special series of national training seminars for schools and libraries.
I have expertise in; counseling, learning and development, education, individualized learning programs, learning disorders, ADHD, gifted children and adolescents, brain-based learning theory, multi-modal learning and cognitive styles, multi-modal teaching methodology, positive education school training, bullying and violence prevention school training, vocational counseling, parenting training, friendly divorces, values clarification, ethics, oppositional defiance disorder, children and adolescents at risk, adoption, foster families, addiction and dual disorders, eating disorders, weight and wellness, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress and resiliency, anxiety, depression, living with illness or injury, caregiver support, loss of a loved one, life direction and transition, adult children caring for parents, work with the elderly, and death and dying.
In 1996, I became the president of the New Health Institutes of Washington, a non-profit organization, focusing on the education and treatment of children and adolescents at risk, which continued until 2000. After this, I returned to and am now continuing my private practice.
In 1974, I co-assisted in writing a published chapter titled, Counseling Needs of the Child of Divorce, under my maiden name Pamela Kawin. Kawin -Toomim, M. (1974). Counseling Needs of the Child of Divorce. In J. G. Cull & R. E. Hardy (Eds.) Deciding on Divorce: Personal and Family Considerations. (pp. 89 -122). IL: Charles C. Thomas.