Listening with a Purpose
The goal of psychoanalytic treatment is to help people improve the quality of their lives and relationships. I work creatively with my patients to uncover, understand and free unconscious patterns of relating to self and others. My psychoanalytic approach to therapy is complimented by my background as a student and teacher of meditation, Buddhist Psychology, and Contemplative Psychotherapy. I have over ten years experience treating those with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and trauma.
It’s an incredible honor to accompany my patients on their courageous journey of self-discovery and healing. My mission is to listen deeply and engage in a lively ongoing therapeutic conversation whose purpose is to transform suffering into greater freedom and flexibility to enjoy and find satisfaction in life. I invite you to learn more about my approach and background, and if you have specific needs you would like to talk about, please feel free to contact me.
Pamela Millis, JD, MA, LPC, LPCS, CGP
Asheville Licensed Psychotherapist
Certified Group Psychotherapist
Therapy that Works for You
Individual therapy often starts as a port in a storm. As trouble and pain swirl around and inside of us, we sense the need to talk with a trustworthy person who can understand and help. The good thing about pain is it lets us know something needs care and attention.
When your relationship is in distress, you can rely on your couples therapist to help manage intense feelings and find the missing links back to each other. The problems we have in our most intimate attachments tend to have roots in our early relationships.
Group therapy brings to life and transforms the way we feel with and relate to others. Unconscious protective patterns are gradually untangled and cared for, leading to more ease, spontaneity and closeness with other people.
Clinical Supervision for Psychotherapists
No matter how long we’ve been practicing, we were never meant to do this work without reliable consultation. Lively and supportive conversations with a mentoring consultant means more help and continuous learning, and less unnecessary isolation.