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Finding the right “fit” in a therapist is important. We are happy to answer questions that you may have about our qualifications and/or to make referrals to other resources if we can. There is no charge for an initial phone consultation.

Hello, I’m Pam.

I started Palo Verde Therapy in Las Vegas, NV in 2001. I've been at this Auburn location since 2013.

I earned my Masters of Science degree in Counseling from the University of Nevada. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California (MFT #53098) and Nevada (MFT #0901). I also maintain a Drug and Alcohol Counselor License in Nevada (LADC#847-L) 


Much of my career has been working with adults with addictions of various kinds, many of whom were mandated by a court or CPS to see me. Most of my clients cope additionally with intense emotional ups and downs, the unresolved effects of traumatic experiences, transition from prison, homelessness and/or inpatient treatment. Many of them also experience chronic mental illness.
Over an 11-year period in Las Vegas, Nevada, I worked as a therapist and drug & alcohol counselor in non-profit agency, managed care clinic and private practice settings. During that time I developed a research-based program for clients with multiple, long standing mood and addiction problems and a peer consultation and training program for therapists.
I was a frequent guest speaker at university classes, professional associations, and hospitals on the topic of using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) in the treatment of clients with multiple, complex problems.

I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), and the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA). I am the Outreach Coordinator for the Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) through the EMDR International Association for our area. I also provide counseling to Veterans through the Give-an-Hour organization.
I look forward to speaking with you!
Yours truly,
Pam Shore, MFT