Welcome to my psychotherapy practice and thank you for visiting my website. It contains resources from over 18 years of clinical practice and is a holistic approach to healing that is individualized to meet each person’s needs. My goal is to aid you in your journey towards mental, physical, and spiritual health as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), an EMDR Informed Practice (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Yoga-Psychotherapist, and licensed Psychotherapist. I counsel children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I also work with polyamorous couples; couples questioning the traditional roles of marriage, and couples who would like to stay within the boundaries of traditional marriage.
Pamela Tinkham, LLC encompasses all aspects of your emotional, physical, and spiritual being. We work within a safe and nurturing environment bringing love and compassion to your heart. The approach is not a quick fix. It is a way to live your life to your fullest potential while enhancing your ability to enjoy and live a healthy life. It can help you to become more aware of your emotional blocks and to find clarity, contentment, and an overall sense of peace and well being. It may include the use of yoga and meditative practices in order to meet your needs and interests. Our goal together is to help you grow your strengths and heal your emotional traumas. I work with individuals and couples and offer in-person, virtual, phone, Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom sessions (all virtual platforms are HIPAA compliant, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
In our work I am committed to helping you to obtain your visions, dreams, and goals. Together we will face your fears and emotions in a non-threatening way which will help you integrate all aspects of your personality. Over time, my hope for you is that you begin to face life’s challenges with ease and grace. I will support you in your journey and I look forward to being on this path together!
Pamela has been featured in "Best of Fairfield County" profile series in mental health!
”Whether you suffer from PTSD or other trauma, if you have the opportunity to work with Pamela Tinkham, you should seize it. Once correctly diagnosed with CPTSD by a Yale neuro-cog specialist, my psychiatrist referred me to Pamela. She trained with the Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy pioneer Peter Levine. I previously worked with several therapists before Pamela. None reached me the way she has. Her humanity and insight are profound. Don’t be fooled by her seemingly light touch. Hers is a gentle and deeply healing soul. Because of this, she disarms and penetrates to the core incredibly quickly. I was floored by the speed and impact of the therapeutic connection she established with me. Before I engaged with Pamela, I was unrecognizable to people who knew me best. A year and a bit later I fully reinhabited myself. CPTSD is rooted in early-life trauma that keeps retriggering and takes longer to unravel than most event-based trauma. The difference to me and others who know me is marked. I recognize myself again. I know infinitely more about myself. I am stronger by an order of magnitude. Proof you want? A week after we wrapped up, I was diagnosed with cancer and in surgery the next day. I’ve met it head on with a calm and clear-headedness like I’ve never known. I’m unafraid but not out of the woods yet. With the help of Pamela’s intervention, I know I will get there. I recommend her to you without qualification, reservation, or hesitation. I’ve never met or worked with anyone like her. She is one special trauma healer. Don’t miss out on her gift.”
~ Former Client
"I am watching 'Heal' on Netflix and I can't stop thinking this whole time about how seeing you was a turning point in my life. I came to you very broken emotionally and you helped me shift that thinking and it has had such a ripple effect throughout my life. You made me ready to meet my husband when he came along and now I have a son and am truly thriving in a way I never imagined for myself. Saying thank you seems too thin and surface level. But I just want you to know that you changed my life... and thank you."
~ Former Client
"I loved your book and that is what you would expect me to say, but I did. So many of my daily thoughts follow your Table of Contents. I am a T. M. and have been for over 25 years. Your thoughts on Meditation and Yoga were enlightening but so were dogs, cats, peacock and poop. Your diverse bio showed me the credentials that gave you license to be such an authority on all your insights for the book. Congratulations. I hope you had as much fun writing Healing Trauma from the Inside Out - Practices from the East and West as your readers have had reading the book."
~ Verne Westerberg, Former Publisher of Vogue