Pamela Pawelski, LCSW

(She, Her, Hers)
Preferred Name: Pam

About Me

Are you struggling with anxiety or having panic attacks? Do you notice tightness in your chest or have difficulty breathing in certain situations? Are you feeling overwhelmed when dealing with life’s challenges? You have the ability to find your inner peace and regain control of life’s ups and downs. It is possible to understand yourself more and to have more control of how you react to your emotions. You can surf the waves of life with more ease and be able to notice and appreciate your innate gifts and strengths. As a former sufferer of anxiety, I know what it’s like to over-analyze, be avoidant, and expect worse case scenarios. I can help you to understand yourself better and feel more empowered. I offer effective therapies, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Clinical Hypnosis, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). We can work through your anxieties, stuck parts, and traumas to reveal your amazing true self.

Education & Experience

BA in Psychology, Illinois Wesleyan University; MS in Health Systems Management, Rush University; MSW in Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago;

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

National Association of Social Work (NASW); EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • HCSC
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealth