Pam Kuras, MSW, LCSW, GC-C

A Special Passion for Working with Grief, Illness, and Caregivers

As your local grief support specialist and therapist, I use a carefully chosen variety of research-based techniques to help you achieve life-changing goals related to your health and well-being. I especially draw from my experience with cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, attachment theory, and solution focused therapy. More important than any theory, I am committed to building a trusting relationship that honors your unique perspective as an individual.

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. 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).


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​

Recent Advanced Trainings:

  • Complicated Grief Therapy

  • Grief Counseling for the Helping Professions

  • Death, Dying and Mourning

  • Integrated Behavioral Health Summit

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

  • Opioids and Aging

  • Attachment Theory and Grief Support



I live in Johnston County with my husband, two young adult children, one gray, ornery cat named Belle, and one fluffy white dog, named Molly.

Johnston Integrative Counseling, PLLC

58 Old Roberts Rd, Benson NC 27504

near McGee's Crossroads



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