Pamela Goucher

(LCSW)
Therapist Pamela Goucher Photo

About Me

Hello! My name is Pam Goucher. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Arkansas and Tennessee with over 30 years of experience working as a clinical therapist. I have experience in behavioral health and medical social work, so I have an understanding of the impact medical issues can have on someone's life. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, parenting and relationship issues. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced alcoholism/addictions. I am familiar with the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. I am most comfortable with a Christian approach, but I am accepting of and have worked with various religious beliefs and lifestyles including LGBTQ. I come from a military background as my father was a Vietnam vet and my son has completed 5 tours of duty in Iraq/Afghanistan. I am also a grandparent raising a grandchild. So as you can see, I am a fairly experienced, well- rounded person. I understand that sometimes life just happens and we need help making sense of it all!

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am open minded and accepting of others. I will not judge you or present as biased. My therapy style is eclectic, as I use whatever your unique and specific needs call for. I do tend to lean more towards cognitive-behavioral therapy though as I believe every situation provokes a thought--a thought a feeling-- which in turn produces an attitude or behavior. I also like to explore your family of origin issues as those early family dynamics do tend to influence who we are today.

I always start by reassuring my clients that they aren't crazy or weird...what you're feeling is normal for what you are experiencing right now. Anyone in your shoes would most likely be feeling the same way. It's okay and you're okay! We can figure it out together:)

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #1528-C (Expires: 2022-02-28)

LCSW #1115 (Expires: 2022-02-28)


Reviews

Written by R.A. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I really appreciate how easy it is to speak to her about what is on my mind and she is a great listener. Also she has lots of insight on what I am experiencing and feeling.

Written by E.L. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

She is truly a Godsend. Pam has a great memory and really cares because she is able to follow very complicated situations and discussions. She can weed through all of the conversations and really understand what’s going on. She’s so empathetic and is able to clearly communicate what’s going on and what to do. I am so thankful I got matched with Pam! She’s doing Heaven’s work.

Written by S.T. on Oct 16, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

My counselor exceeds my expectations. I feel like she helps me cope through difficult situations and helps me learn the tools that I need to improve my life. I truly appreciate her compassion, empathy and that she shows up each time and is my biggest cheerleader. Her experience and wisdom are invaluable

Written by M.A. on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Pamela is absolutely amazing, she has sincerely helped me and is always supportive. One of the best decisions I’ve made was to join Better Help, and I’m so happy and blessed Pamela is my counselor.

Written by S.A. on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Pam has been such a significant source of support during some of the most difficult life seasons. I am endlessly grateful for her and for Betterhelp!

Written by A.I. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I feel like I’m taken care of in the best way possible! Pam listens to my concerns and helps me work through things.

Written by C.A. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Pamela is great! I am back after not having seen her and I definitely missed having our sessions! She is a great listener and will give you advice that I'd pertinent to your situation, not just generalized information.

Written by R.A. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

A mental health Ninja. End of. BPD, PTSD, and a number of you there issues I'm trying to work through. Pam listens, and when she is ASKED (I wish I could underline that!!!) Gives solid advice. Incredible lady. Eve no better Therapist.

Written by S.T. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She really cares about her clients.

Written by P.A. on Jun 06, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

My work with Pamela Goucher is at the one year mark and I'm so very thankful for the past year with her to help me on my journey.

Written by M.I. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Pam has been a real blessing the last sixteen months as my therapist. Pam is kind, understanding, compassionate and helpful right before the pandemic. Pam answers my messages in a timely manner. I recommend BetterHelp for your mental health needs. I recommend Pam as your therapist for all your needs.

Written by A.N. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She was so patient with me until I was ready to really work on my issues. She never pressured me in any way.

Written by J.O. on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Pamela has saved me in more ways than I can describe & grateful doesn’t even begin to explain how I feel about her counseling, she’s changed my life.

Written by S.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She’s been a great deal of help with helping me cope from stress management, to children and many aspects of life.

Written by J.U. on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is amazing, helpful, and insightful.

Written by J.E. on Nov 29, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Although I’ve only had a few short sessions with Pamela, she has really taught me a lot about my own mindfulness. She is encouraging, helpful, a good listener, and supportive. She makes you feel understood even if you don’t understand yourself.
I am definitely continuing with Pamela for many more sessions.

Written by D.A. on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Pamela is by far the best therapist i’ve had, she’s sweet and makes me feel like she really is listening to what i have to say. My mental health has gotten better since signing up for betterhelp and i owe it to Pamela!!

Written by M.O. on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 6 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

She’s very professional but she helps me in a way that’s designed for me. Not like a standard counselor who just says things without reading into you. I’m glad I’ve met her.

Written by K.Y. on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Pam helped me and my wife strengthen our relationship, both in terms of romance & communication. She listens and understands without laying judgement.

Written by H.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Pamela is amazing. She has helped me discover so much about myself and my family and friends that I was unable to uncover on my own. I would recommend her to anyone, and I've recommended betterhelp to a handful of people based on my experiences so far with Pamela.

Written by C.L. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I would recommend Ms. Goucher to anyone in need of a compassionate/friendly ear. I have every confidence she’s has the expertise and empathy needed in order to help me succeed in my mental health journey.

Written by L.A. on Jul 09, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

I was nervous about finding a new person to talk to, as I have had therapists I did not mesh well with in the past. I am very thankful I was matched with Mrs Pam. She is kind, easy to talk to, and I look forward to our future sessions!

Written by T.I. on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She's great!

Written by B.A. on Jun 23, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Pamela is very caring, understanding, patient and helpful. Thank you for all you do.

Written by I.S. on Jun 02, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Pamela has been very good in our session. I truly appreciate her voice in my situations.

Written by S.H. on Jun 02, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She has helped me think more positively and keep me focused!

Written by J.E. on May 26, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Ms Pam has been incredible for my family! She is helping us navigate through some very difficult waters. I trust her expertise and appreciate her empathy for our situation and how well she juggles all of it at one time.

Written by S.T. on May 21, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Pamela is extremely insightful and really makes me feel seen and heard. Thank you Pamela!

Written by M.I. on Apr 08, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues, and adhd

I absolutely adore Pamela! We just had our second session. She is easy to talk to, very nonjudgmental, and it helps to have someone other than my friends or family to speak to!!

Written by C.H. on Apr 08, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Pamela has been extremely insightful to my needs and situation. She’s also very kind and courteous. She’s available anytime I need.

Written by A.M. on Apr 03, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Best choice I’ve made.

Written by Z.I. on Apr 02, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Through the two sessions I have had with Ms. Goucher, I have come to find that I am supported in the fight of my depression. It has helped me considerably as we all enter this time of crisis in the United States. I have been known to absorb tension in my family and a lot of this problem has increased my anxiety and my depression. Ms. Goucher has listened to me through all of it and I am in a much better place because of it.

Written by H.O. on Mar 31, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been working with her for a few weeks now and I always feel validated and supported. She’s calm and understanding. I don’t feel like a client when I’m talking to her. She makes me feel like a human being. She is incredible and I highly recommend her for anyone looking for support and guidance.

Written by A.U. on Mar 29, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Pamela has been wonderful! She is repspobsicw and knowledgeable about my situation and provides helpful tips, worksheets and processes. I have felt extremely comfortable speaking with her about all aspects of life. I am extremely grateful for her at this time in my life!