Pam Beckering, MS, LPCC

pam@affinitypsych.com

Hi, my name is Pam Beckering and I am a LPCC. I have a B.S. in Healthcare Administration and a Master’s in Community Psychology from SCSU. Combining 40+ years of working in the medical profession, then working as a therapist, as well as life experiences, I have the ability to see things from multiple different aspects.

I have worked with individuals (adults and children) who have experienced trauma of many types, medical professionals who have seen a major shift in the medical industry over the past few years, and children who have experienced a wide array of encounters that are affecting their lives. My focus is on walking with you to address the issues that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself.

How I Work

My therapeutic approach is one of empathy and compassion. With my extensive experience within communities, in home, and with diverse members, I understand the differing views that individuals have. I approach therapy as a way to become a better version of yourself, working together to achieve what your goals are, in a way that is acceptable to you.

What Sets Me Apart As a Therapist?

I am a therapist that uses humor at times, and I utilize multiple approaches to help you achieve your goals, including play and sand tray. I have a toolbox that contains a wide array of tools to help you attain your goals. My experience has taught me not to limit what tools to use and I individualize therapy to meet the needs of the individual.

Issues I Treat:

  • Trauma both big and little, unique to you
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Most mental health issues.

Populations I Serve:

  • Children
  • Medical professionals
  • Adults

Professional background:

Education

  • BS Healthcare Aberdeen, SD
  • MS Community Psychology, SCSU

Trainings

  • Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals
  • Facilitating Cultural Change
  • Legal Advocacy and Trauma Certificate from Mitchell Hamline
  • Global Health in the Local Community
  • LBGTQ Health and Policy
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Global Health
  • Trauma Focused CBT
  • Play Therapy
  • Leadership and Team Management
  • Program Design and Evaluation
  • Grant Writing and Fundraising
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Community Engagement
  • Innovative Problem Solving
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Understanding Complex Trauma and Dissociative Experiences from a Neurobiological and Relational point
  • Therapy with Trans Clients and Questioning Gender
  • Mental Health Considerations in Working with Hmong and Somali clients
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Abnormal Behavior

Previous Employment

  • Centracare, St Cloud, MN
  • Family Prospective Resources, Big Lake, MN
  • Nystrom’s, St Cloud, MN
  • Community University Healthcare Center, Minneapolis, MN

Licensure

  • MN LPCC 687