Balanced Life Counseling

My helping mission and purpose is to allow truth to guide my mind toward a healthy, abundant life. This journey through faith, education, and experience is shared with others by keeping truth as the measure of a balanced life.

Pamela Wright McDonald

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Masters: Graduated December 2004 with GPA of 3.70 from Graduate Program of Social Work Tulane University (New Orleans Campus). Program was clinical/community approach to evidenced based practice for social work.
  • Bachelors: Graduated August 2002 with GPA of 4.0 from Undergraduate Program at University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work.
  • Associates: Graduated May 1995 with GPA of 3.70 with Degree in Human Services from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
  • High School: Graduated with Honors in 1979 from George County High School
  • Worked with military service members and families in the US and abroad
  • Worked with all age populations from pre-school to elderly in school, home, hospital, and nursing home settings
  • Provided hours of pro bono consultation for relationship issues with a biblical foundation
  • Helped locate additional resources in forms of reading, financial, and supportive services
  • Used various evidenced based therapies to address individual needs and issues included but not limited to: Grief, Solution-Focused, Supportive and Cognitive Behavioral
  • LCSW Clinical Supervision hours and field work from 5/2006 – 9/2008 for approval of LCSW license
  • Registered Addiction Specialist (certified July 2013 through July 2015 by Breining Institute in Sacramento, CA) for specialized knowledge for Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Skills
  • Completed American Red Cross training (August 2010) to provide Community Disaster Mental Health Services
  • Certified grief counselor with American Academy of Grief Counseling 
  • Currently receiving continuing education in areas of counseling practice, ethics, and diversity
  • Credentialed by Mississippi State Board of Examiners as a Licensed Certified Social Worker Supervisor
  • Certified Grief Counselor, GC-C, American Institute of Health Care Professionals
  • Member of the National Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW)