Biography

“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love.  We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us.  The world changes when we change.  The world softens when we soften.  The world loves us when we choose to love the world.” ~ Marianne Williamson

“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Pamela Tinkham, MSW, LCSW, RYT, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Somatic Therapist, and a Yoga-Psychotherapist. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Butler University. She also holds national certifications from The Yoga Alliance, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Council on Exercise. Pamela has been working with clients on their health goals since 1992 and added the clinical therapy piece to her practice in 2004. She is licensed in Connecticut, New York, and Idaho. Her Connecticut clinical license and years of experience enable her to educate and supervise students and entry level therapists as well.

Pamela has always offered a holistic approach to healing. With traditional therapy she found that people were in a continuous repetitious cycle. With Somatic Therapy, she discovered that clients were able to go deeper into the body and psyche and discover the stumbling blocks to their progress in a relatively short amount of time. Pamela continues to track progress in order to learn from and maintain a successful practice.

In 2007, Pamela created Mind Body Fitness, LLC; the combination of fitness and mental health, after working as the Director of Behavioral Health at a medical practice in Westchester, NY. Pamela exited the fitness world in 2012 to solely focus on Yoga-Psychotherapy. She amended her LLC to Pamela Tinkham LLC and continues to treat individuals, couples, and teens with various mental health issues including trauma.

"I work with each client holistically where we turn inward towards our emotions instead of burying or blocking them. This is done in a safe space which allows for physical, mental, and emotional healing.”

Achievements:


  • Completion of SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) in 2017 at the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
  • Acknowledged in Book Two of The Intelligent Divorce by Mark R. Banschick, MD
  • Guest Blog in Psychology Today, Stress Busters... Yoga and Exercise
  • Published in Stamford Plus Magazine, Soulmates, The Psychological Relationship Between Us and Our Pets and How They Keep Us Sane
  • Published in Making Marriage a Success by Jaleh Donaldson, Pearls of Wisdom
  • Televised Interview on Good Day New York about women's bodies
  • Presented "Conquering Depression: Not a Way Out... a Way Through" lecture and "Conquering Teen Depression: Navigating Around the Pressures of Social Media"
  • Fitness Trainer for Queen Noor of Jordan upon her NYC visit

Pamela runs her practice out of Stamford, CT.

 

Credentials:


  • MSW, LCSW - Fordham University (Licensed in Connecticut, New York, and Idaho)
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner - SE Trauma Institute
  • RYT - Certified Yoga Teacher
  • ACSM, ACE - Health Fitness Specialist


Psychotherapy with Pamela Tinkham:

"I spent the last 15 years in and out of therapy, mostly CBT. And while that work enabled me to function with my anxiety disorder, I didn't realize until I started working with Pamela that I had only scraped the surface. Instead of pushing aside the negative thinking, she taught me to turn towards it, bringing me to a level of consciousness I had never achieved. As opposed to other forms of therapy that are solely mental, YogaPsych teaches the mind-body connection which has guided me to get in touch on level I never thought possible."

- 22 year old Fitness Professional

 

"Pamela was an invaluable resource for me after 9/11, dealing with a host of issues, both physical and mental. With her guidance, I soon felt stronger both physically and mentally which gave me a positive outlook with which to move forward. Pamela is smart, funny and firm when necessary -- always in the most positive manner. She is a tremendous fount of knowledge, is exceptionally articulate, and can help one establish personalized goals and then work with you on a customized plan to get you there. With Pamela, you have the best and I have no doubt that she can be a great resource for whomever engages her services. Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert"

- 41 year old Real Estate Developer and Consultant