Pam Ness
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Manager of Clinical Care Coordination & Training

Pam is an LCSW who has been with Engage since 2016, supporting families in getting the treatment that they need, and supporting the treatment team in providing exceptional care. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Over the past twenty-four years, Pam has worked extensively within both community mental health and medical settings with children, teens, and adults. In private practice, Pam greatly enjoys providing support to moms who are deep in the challenging work of parenting. Life can be hard, and parenting is even harder! Often parents don’t prioritize their own needs for support and care, and when our kids are struggling it can stir up our own “stuff.”  Having someone in our corner for support and guidance as we shift and grow can be a game-changer. Another specialty interest within her private practice work is supporting individuals who are living with acute or chronic medical conditions, as well as those who are caring for a family member who is ill. Finding our “new normal” while managing significant medical symptoms and the demands of procedures and treatments can feel even more challenging and isolating without proper support, and it is very common for anxiety and depression to develop. Pam draws on a depth of experience in supporting and enhancing one’s ability to cope with pain, fatigue, and side effects; to learn to advocate for oneself or a loved one with the medical team; and to implement needed accommodations and supports to make the demands of daily life more manageable. She considers it an honor and a privilege to create a safe and supportive space with her clients as they navigate their current path in life. In her free time, Pam enjoys time with her family, cheering for their beloved (World Series Champions!) Chicago Cubs.