PAM SKOP WELLNESS
Holistic mental health and wellness support for women and couples
From the age of 12 years old I knew I wanted to be a therapist. My desire to support others through challenges and life transitions led me to complete my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College. During my time at Hunter College, I interned at The Mount Sinai Hospital in the psychiatry department. My training through Mount Sinai led me to a position at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, where I began my career. I have since completed additional training in CBT, DBT, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders, and Eating Disorders.
While facing my own transitions, I found yoga; and decided to complete a 200-hour vinyasa teacher training from Laughing Lotus Yoga Studios, to delve deeper into the practice. I have found that the combination of yoga and psychotherapy work beautifully together to promote overall wellness and am grateful to share this gift with others.
I recently decided to further pursue my passion for learning and have become a postpartum doula, receiving my training through DONA International. I value my role helping families and mothers through one of the most beautiful and challenging times of their lives. My work with women and postpartum families is incredibly meaningful to me.
I look forward to connecting with you and learning about how I can support you on your journey.
I am currently supporting clients via video session during the COVID-19 crisis.
As a therapist, I work collaboratively with my clients to create a warm, open, and trusting space.
My approach to therapy uses a mix of two approaches Cognitive behavioral and Psychodynamic work. This means that we will work together to challenge negative thinking patterns, as well as explore where these thinking patterns may have developed and the impact that has had on your relationships. In this work you will gain insight and create effective coping skills. I also incorporate my training as a yoga teacher to create a holistic approach to traditional talk therapy by utilizing the mind-body connection. My areas of expertise include; eating disorders, challenging relationships to food and body, infertility, pregnancy and the postpartum period, as well as anxiety, depression, and trauma. I work with both women and couples.
Contact for Rates:
Limited spots for needs based sliding scale, and clients with United Healthcare, Oxford, and Oscar Insurnace. I am an out of network provider for all other insurance plans.
Prenatal yoga (private and small group)
Small groups (events, bachlorette parties, etc...)
Family yoga sessions
New parent sessions (focus on breath and posture)
Contact for pricing and additional information
I am a 200 hour registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. I completed my Vinyasa training at Laughing Lotus Yoga Studios in New York and my Prenatal training at the Prenatal Yoga Center. I have also studied trauma informed yoga, teaching a wide array of classes from open-level vinyasa, to chair yoga, to children's and family sessions.
What is a postpartum doula?
A postpartum doula is a support person trained to work with parents and families in the transition of adding a new baby to the family unit. Postpartum doula's generally work with families in the 3 months following birth, otherwise known as the 4th trimester.
To learn more about postpartum doulas, read my article for Parents.com:
I am not currently working as a postpartum doula but am available for consultation about your pregnancy and postpartum needs. Contact me for more information.