Pamela G. Tinoco, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist

Pamela Tinoco, LMFT, is a licensed Marital and Family therapist practicing for the past fourteen years helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Pamela's approach is empathic and supportive to help each client work through their difficulties. She specializes in various areas with children and adults. They include:

Her counseling services are both a traditional and modern therapy. She offers Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Couples Counseling, and Parent Counseling. She does not indiscriminately adhere to a medical model. However, she does work with psychiatrists and psycho-pharmacologists who assess a number of psychiatric conditions, and provide medication management.

In the area of children and adolescents, she helps them develop the emotional skills necessary for a happy and successful life. Her focus is on teaching children how to help themselves by learning to connect with their feelings, develop self-awareness and understanding, and to think through and creatively solve problems. Her philosophy is one of self-empowerment. Rather than give children answers, she teaches them the tools to find the answers for themselves. Children and adolescents learn the skills needed to more effectively communicate with their parents and peers. They learn to express their feelings appropriately, gain self-confidence, and develop more positive social skills.

Pamela has a special interest in women’s mental health, managing circumstances that can be affected by life transitions, physical illnesses, trauma, and mood disorders. Areas of focus include pregnancy and postpartum, pregnancy loss and infertility, premenstrual mood disorders, and menopause.  Recent studies have shown that women are twice as likely as men to experience anxiety or depression during their life, particularly during times of hormonal changes. Some women may experience a new onset of symptoms associated with pregnancy or menopause, while others with a history of mental health problems will be at increased risk of relapse.

Pamela believes that psychotherapy can be used as a healing and empowering approach to improve mind, body, and interpersonal health, and to bring more fulfillment and creativity into one’s life.