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Dance/Movement Therapist & Expressive Arts Therapist


  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Expressive Therapies | Lesley University

  • MA in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling | Columbia College of Chicago

  • Graduate Laban Certified Movement Analysis | Columbia College in Chicago

  • Animal-Assisted Therapist | Animal Behavioral Institute 

  • Certified in Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

  • Pet Partners Association Member

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

  • Cigna


Type of Therapy

  • Dance/Movement Therapy

  • Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT)


Patient Population

  • Children

  • Teens

  • Young Adults

  • Adults

Issue Focus

  • Anxiety

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Grief and Loss

  • Trauma

  • Trauma Recovery

  • Depression

  • Behavioral Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Self-Harm

  • Self-Identity


  • Illinois (virtual only)

  • Ohio (virtual only)

About Pamela Slane

With all of those letters after her name, Pamela is always learning new ways to support her clients.


Pamela has over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health demonstrating effective leadership and the ability to adapt to the changing climate. Most of her work is with youth and families struggling with trauma and the effects it has within the self, and within the family dynamics. Pamela integrates an understanding of the impact of trauma into clinical and behavioral interventions and education through strength-based approaches in a safe and supportive environment. She utilizes a holistic approach and is youth-guided, family-driven, community-based, and culturally competent.


Pamela educates and creates clinical interventions that resource the foundations of movement therapy to assist clients in identifying somatic responses and linking emotional states to behavioral reactions in response to internal and external triggers.

Unique Approach to Therapy

What makes my approach unique? I am regularly asking for feedback from my clients. How is the treatment going? Are we addressing issues you care about? Do you feel you are making measurable progress? At the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, we help people actively engage in making therapy as useful and user friendly as possible. We use this feedback to improve treatment methods, guide therapist training and improve overall customer satisfaction. We believe this patient-centered approach makes the Center for Creative Arts Therapy world-class.

Specialized & Extended Training

What makes Pamela Slane stand out is her high level of education and experience. She, along with all Center for Creative Arts Therapy therapists, attends at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development per year in treating anxiety, depression, work stress, and relationship problems. This rigorous instruction differentiates Pamela from others in the field and allows her to provide the highest quality of service to clients.




To get started with the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, schedule an appointment or call 847-477-8244.


During the scheduling process, we will ask questions to match you with the therapist who will best meet your needs including service type, emotional symptoms and availability.

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