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PhD, LPC, LMFT Dr. Pamela Kayanan

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Dr. Pamela Kayanan is an experienced, licensed Mental Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy offered through our partner, BetterHelp.

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Licensing: PhD, LPC, LMFT Years in Practice: 25 State: Virginia

I have been a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Virginia for the past 25 years. I am licensed in Professional Counseling; Marriage and Family Counseling and Addictions. I have a PhD in Counseling and Education.

My primary focus and experience is working with Anxiety and

Depression especially with those who have suffered trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

I have worked with adolescents, their families, and adults with addiction and dual disorders for the past 25 years. Addictions included alcohol, illicit substances, and medication abuse. I have also worked with professionals (doctors, nurses, CEOs, police officers, etc.) and their family members who were dealing with work addictions in addition to the others mentioned. I understand that when a family member is struggling from addiction the family struggles too. The impact is overwhelming. Helping the whole family has been my focus for over 25 years. Working with parents dealing with addiction in their teenagers is also one of my expertise. I wrote a book, "Teenland: A Parent's Guide to Navigating the World of Adolescence" (which can be gotten through me directly) which helps parents parent adolescents.

My approaches includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered, Solution Focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Neuro Linguistic Programing .

Change is possible no matter how old you are or what the issues are. I can help guide you to whatever changes you decide you want. Our work is a partnership. I am an expert on change and you are the expert on you.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Starting at $65 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression Relationship issues Intimacy-related issues Parenting issues Anger management Self esteem Bipolar disorder
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Reviews for Dr. Pamela Kayanan

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Dr. Kayanan is a wonderful, compassionate, and experienced therapist. She was patient, listened, and taught me how to communicate better. I appreciated very much all her help throughout our sessions.

Mar 19, 2024


Dr. K is wise and caring -- the best counselor we've seen!

Feb 29, 2024


Dr. K is wonderful - she is experienced and knowledgeable. My husband and i really appreciate her insights and advice.

Nov 12, 2020


Its wonderful to have spiritual guidance along with emotional support. Dr. Kayanan understands the conflicts between worldly views and Christian teaching . I am feeling so musch better in a relatively short amount of time. Thank you

Dec 04, 2019


So far Dr. K has been excellent with my family. She is responsive, caring, and helpful. We've learned a lot already and we've just gotten started!

Sep 23, 2019


Dr. Kayanan is intuitive, insightful, patient, and kind in her strength as a seasoned counselor. She counsels with a balance of faith and spiritual insight, practical knowledge and professional expertise, as well as a (crucial for me!) sense of humor. I always feel heard and never judged when speaking with her, and our sessions have been invaluable to me while navigating difficult seasons and life decisions. I’m grateful to have been connected to her on this site!

Sep 14, 2019


My experience receiving counseling from Dr. Kayanan has been life changing. Her depth of knowledge and experience with depression and anxiety has opened a new world for me. I have gained more insight on the causes of my depression and anxiety and specific directions on how to improve and progress daily. I would advise anyone suffering alone and wishing for a change to contact Faithful Counseling and see how your life will be divinely changed.

Jul 29, 2019


Dr. Kayanan is very wise and effective at helping me solve my age related issues. She is prompt, understanding and positive.

Jun 20, 2019


I would definitely recommend Dr. K for counseling. In the few sessions we have had she has given me specific thoughts to work on and is very comforting in all of our conversations. She is excellent with addiction issues and very helpful with pointing out Your progress even though you don’t realize you have made any.

May 02, 2019


Dr. Kayanan helped me out so much during my sessions. Her clinical expertise and therapy practices are excellent.

Jan 17, 2019


She took the time to learn about me as a person and what my goals are regarding my situation. Highly recommend.

Jan 03, 2019


Dr. Kayanan was very competent in her understanding my issues. She gave me feedback on things that would help and followed up on those. She gave me resources to help also. I feel much better and more confident to move on. Thank you Dr. Kayanan.

Oct 05, 2018


I am very pleased with Dr. Kayanan. She has been a help to me and I sincerely appreciate it. Thank you.

Oct 04, 2018


Dr. Kayanan has given me a safe space to share everything. She is the best listener and an has an incredible ability to pinpoint themes and issues accurately. I look forward to every session and feel immensely better after.

Oct 29, 2020


Pamela has been a huge support to me throughout a very difficult time of my life. I have felt listened to, understood, supported and empowered by her calm approach, and she always reminds me of how strong I am and I always feel calmer and more centred after our sessions. She has shown real understanding for the issues that I have discussed and has a really helpful approach/ perspective which shows real experience, knowledge and expertise. I have felt connected to her, regularly writing in my journal which she responds to from time to time. More contact through messaging would have been useful to me, but I appreciate the support I have had hugely. Thank you so much for being there for me. I would whole-heartedly recommend Pamela but it’s so important that the counsellor is the right fit for you. I was initially with someone else but parenting was such a big thing for me, Pamela was a much better fit.

Aug 31, 2020


I have had my first session with Dr. K and she is very nice. She understands my concerns and needs. I look forward to our next sessions.

Aug 27, 2020


She is kind, patient, understanding, and attentive to what's important and keeps me grounded when I'm spiraling. She has been the best therapist I've ever had.

Jul 16, 2020


It's hard to describe, but Dr. K just gets me! She has empowered me and helped me to become more self assured - which wasn't even why I came to a counselor in the first place. I am comfortable being honest with her because she takes into account the things that matter to me, and that is so important in a counselor relationship.

May 20, 2020


Patient, listens well, non-judgmental. Never rushes me through a session. Follows up with me via messaging. Dr. K. is the first counselor that I have actually stuck with. I believe that I will actually make positive progress with her.

Oct 28, 2019


Dr. Kayanan in my opinion is a great counselor for anyone that needs to have someone or any issues you are facing. I know in the short time we have talked she has made me feel so much better about myself, and I am sure she will continue to help me.

Sep 18, 2019


Dr. Kayanan is compassionate and clearly wants to help. I appreciate her immensely.

Jul 25, 2019


Dr. Kayanan is extremely empathetic in her approach to me, especially considering the fact that i stay overseas and there is a huge cultural gap. She works very hard to tailor the sessions to my unique needs. I am extremely grateful to her for helping me through a really difficult time in my life.

May 23, 2019


She is very compassionate, caring and attentive. I really feel I have gained a lot of skills to cope with different stressful situations thanks to Dr. Kayanan.

May 18, 2019


Dr. Kayanan is very caring and delicately approaches to patients.

May 15, 2019


I was able to talk to Dr. Kayanan for only a couple of sessions (due to my scheduling issues and work commitments) but it made a huge difference in being able to handle my daily anxiety. Can't recommend her enough.

May 03, 2019


Dr. Kayanan has been amazing. She has helped me considerably put my anxiety and worry at ease. She is respectful of my beliefs, and is incredibly kind and compassionate.

Feb 25, 2019


Dr. Kayanan is a gifted and outstanding theripist. I highly recommend her.

Feb 19, 2019


I have been with Dr Kayanan that long, so far so good. She listens and give me suggestions. I feel comfortable with her. Thanks!

Jan 21, 2019


She has helped me since I have started!

Nov 26, 2018


I am so pleased with my counseling from miss Pamela and she is actually extraordinary advisor and I have had counseling before in my own country but none of them have worked as well as I am experiencing now. Thank you dear God for leading me to this amazing counselor and thank you so much Pamela. I am so thankful for you

Nov 16, 2018


She made me feel very comfortable in speaking with her and I was able to open up instantly which is something I've had trouble with in the past. She makes me feel as if she will help me address my issues and I feel confident in her expertise

Oct 17, 2018


Dr Kayanan. is awesome! She knows exactly what to answer, how to address my concerns and always has excellent ideas on how to manage them. I'm really happy to have her as my therapist.

Oct 06, 2018


I was at a difficult place in my life and could not really discuss it with anyone around me. I needed an objective opinion and advice. Dr. Kayanan not only helped me find the right path forward, but reaffirmed what I knew in my heart was the right thing. She is insightful and extremely helpful. I am confident that I made the right decisions with her help and guidance.

Oct 01, 2018


I have thoroughly enjoyed each session with Dr. K. Her guidance and opinion matter a great deal to me. I have had my spirit lifted and that is exactly what I needed. I owe her my gratitude and thankfulness.

Sep 13, 2018


Dr. Kayanan has been very helpful in this difficult place that I'm in mentally and spiritually in my life. She has been very understanding and has been there to listen and ask the right questions to guide me in the direction that I want to make in my life.

Sep 06, 2018


Affordable, convenient, and accessible, Dr. Pamela Kayanan offers counseling online

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate whenever you feel it's needed.
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