Misty Slopes


Pam Kuras


Your struggle is real.

Look, I get it. I have endured my own share of trauma and grief. I can teach you what I have learned from my own experiences, as well as the long term solutions that work for my past clients.

I supplement all that experience with the latest in neuroscience research to put together the very best program for your current issues.


I have worked in health care settings for nearly 30 years, with a focus on midlife and older adults, cancer patients, women’s health, and hospice families. As a matter of fact, everyone in my extended family works in the medical or public safety field.


I earned a Master of Social Work degree from North Carolina State University, and completed the extensive training and board examination required to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina (License #C012358).


I am also licensed as an out-of-state telehealth provider in the the state of Florida: #TPSW314.



My Certified Grief Counselor designation was achieved after a rigorous 100 hour post-grad program and examination through the American Academy of Grief Counseling. I also serve my community as a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and meditation teacher, specializing in restorative and senior yoga for all abilities.



  • sudden or traumatic death

  • substance-related death: opioids, alcohol, etc.

  • suicide or overdose

  • cancer and serious illness

  • car accidents

  • complicated or prolonged grief​

Pam Kuras, Grief Counselor

Recent Advanced Trainings:

  • Complicated Grief Therapy

  • Grief Counseling for the Helping Professions

  • Healing from the Ground Up: Trauma Work with Peter Levine

  • Opioids and Aging

  • Attachment Theory and Grief Support

Professional Speaking Engagements

Southern States Victim Assistance Conference         August 2019 

Addiction Professionals of NC Fall Conference        October 2019 

Rutherford County Staff Trainings                             January 2020 - February 2020

Community Engagement

US Attorney’s Office EDNC Heroin Education Action Team Grief Support Group Leader

Johnston Network on Aging

Johnston County Faith Network

Johnston County Opioid Task Force

JoCo Angels Opioid Awareness and Support



My family has lived in rural Johnston County for 14 years. My husband and I enjoy camping and exploring local hiking trails with our little dog, Molly.


Our adorable dog, Molly, at Lake Benson.


Everyone loves a puppy pic, right?