Dr. Pamela Dockstader-Ortiz, PsyD

(She, her, hers)
Preferred Name: Pamela

Online Therapy

About Me

I specialize in trauma-focused counseling. Traumas, big or small, often cause depression, anxiety, strained relationships, occupational & academic obstacles, which interfere with achieving life goals. With guidance and support clients learn to make connections between past traumas, current stressors and triggers to employ new and more adaptive ways to cope. EMDR effectively lessens symptoms felt by trauma survivors. I have received the "Serving Our Veterans Behavioral Health Certificate," to better serve military veterans & families. I have extensive experience in treating traumas due to grief/loss, natural disasters, abuse (physical/emotional/sexual) and various other misfortunes related to every day life.

Education & Experience

Prior to earning my Doctorate degree in clinical psychology, I worked in community mental health, in-patient at an inner city psychiatric hospital, private practice and DCFS with children and families.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Volunteer experience includes: The American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, Family Readiness Program (US Army). My Professional Affiliations are EMDRIA, the APA and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth