Pamela Raphael, MA, LMHC
I received my undergraduate degree in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University and my Masters in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University.
Born and raised in Ohio, I moved to Seattle in 1998 and spent 11 years working for a large high-tech firm. The experiences I had there, along with my graduate degree in psychology, makes me uniquely qualified to work with people feeling burdened by the challenges of a highly competitive and stressful world.
I specialize in one-on-one support of adults who are recovering from interpersonal trauma, narcissistic relationships and bullying. Bullying is something that is very misunderstood as a social problem. I have specialized training in Workplace bullying and have developed my practice around helping people affected by this all too common behavior.
I have expanded my practice to also support adolescents and teens 13 and up and parents of teens who are struggling with bullying or narcissistic abuse. While it is true that we have a lot of education offerings and a greater awareness of bullying now, we are still very behind in offering support to teens, parents and adults who are suffering.
In addition I volunteer with several non-profits that serve marginalized and oppressed populations, which is another form of social/institutionalized bullying.
At the legislative level, I advocate to raise awareness of workplace bullying and make workplaces healthier for employees and employers. Workplace bullying is abuse and it should be illegal but it isn’t. Greater protections are needed to protect everyone. If you are interested in learning more, please visit http://wahealthyworkplace.com/