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Pamela Huckaby, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

Hello, my name is Pamela Huckaby, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and mental health therapist. Congratulations for having the courage to ask for help. I really look forward to working with you to help you realize more of your goals and feel happier about your life. This process will not be easy, but as we work hard together, you can change your life for the better. It will take work and dedication, and it will be important for you to practice the things we talk about in our sessions together. Sometimes you may not like me very much, because I will need to confront you about things that are no longer working for you. But I am dedicated to helping you along the way, and hope that we can establish a trusting relationship. This is your journey. I am here to help, but not do it for you. The more you take this process seriously, the better results you will have.

My experience as a bilingual case manager, counselor, crisis worker (Designated Mental Health Provider – DMHP), group facilitator, psychotherapist with a strong background of treating trauma, treating severe and persistent mental illness, and as a diagnostician have prepared me well for providing compassionate and effective mental health services. I have 6 years’ experience as a mental health therapist. Previous to graduate school, I worked for approximately 10 years as a case manager in mental health, Head Start, and for a domestic violence shelter. I also interned with Child Protective Services and Hospice before starting my work as a therapist. I also have experience working for the Family Advocacy Program, as a contracting social worker with the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa, Japan. So, I am experienced in working with military families as well.

I have worked with all age groups - individuals and families. I have been well trained by 2 different public mental health agencies - Comprehensive Healthcare in White Salmon, Washington, and Bear River Mental Health Services in Brigham City, Utah. I am a licensed clinical social worker/LCSW for the state of Utah. I am trained, certified, and experienced at providing various evidence based treatments, including, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Counseling, Solution-Focused Therapy, CBT for adults, CBT Plus (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children to treat Anxiety, Behavior, Depression, or Trauma), CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy to treat adults with Trauma and Major Depression), and CETA (Common Elements Treatment Approach - for the effects of trauma). I am also trained and experienced in providing EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a leading modality for treating trauma, and can be effectively done through virtual sessions. Together we can decide which treatment modality may work best for you, according to your treatment needs and goals.

I have facilitated CBT Group, Multi-family Group for individuals with Schizophrenia, a Women’s Art Therapy Group, and a community Emotional Life Skills psychoeducational class. As a life coach and Master Rapid Eye Technician, I have also practiced the energy psychology modalities of RET (Rapid Eye Technology) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) since 2001.

My Bachelor’s degree is in Psychology, with a minor in Family and Human Development from Utah State University. My Master’s degree is in Social Work from Walden University. I am able to provide services in both English and Spanish, and I have been certified with the State of Washington as a DSHS Bilingual Counselor.

Together we will explore the way your thoughts and perceptions have influenced your feelings, behavior, and experiences in life. We form our belief systems as we react to our individual experiences. Much of the time we blame ourselves, and express self-hatred when things don’t go the way we would like them to. This then affects how we experience life. But, as you discover why and how you think the way you do, you will be able to reframe your thoughts/beliefs, in order to create more positive outcomes and satisfaction in your life. That doesn’t mean your life will then magically be perfect, but you will be armed with the coping skills you need to work through the challenges you face.

There will be homework, but no shaming. This is your journey, with me as your facilitator. We will go at your pace. Please feel free to ask me any questions, or to stop me, if we move in a direction you don’t want to go. I may gently push at times, but I will honor your wishes. I truly look forward to getting to know you personally, as we make important discoveries that will provide insight and skills for your life currently and in the future.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy



License information

UT LCSW 10387650-3501


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Pamela Huckaby. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Pamela Huckaby is a great therapist to work with. She is down to earth, listened to what I had been through, and helped me get through it. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a caring person for a therapist.

Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Pamela is a wonderful therapist - she listens so patiently, asks insightful questions helping to identify the core of the struggle and provides great tools for the relevant topics discussed. With her support , I've been able to work a lot on my anxious thoughts and practice assertive communication making improvements in a quite a short time. Her calmness and compassion has been inspiring. I feel very safe to share what's on my mind and encouraged to see things from different perspective. I highly recommend Pamela!

Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Pamela is an excellent therapist and is perfect for my needs.

She is experienced in therapy and life so I really she gets me.
She is the perfect balance of professional and friendly which makes her a great therapist.
Pamela is proactive and practical and always has a worksheet, video or other tools that I can work on between sessions.
I look forward to my sessions with her and know I will come away feeling better.

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Pamela is a great therapist--she has helped me understand that trauma is something we can work through. She has also given me several online resources to help and I have to say that she's been right about so many things. It is with renewed hope that I look at my future. Not that everything will be perfect, but I am building a toolbox to handle things with Pamela's help.

Written on Feb 16, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Pamela helped me navigate a crucial turning point in my life. I will forever be grateful for her and for the guidance she shared with me. She changed my life for the better. Thank you, Pamela. <3

Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel very comfortable talking to Pamela. She listens, asks appropriate questions and understands my issues. She has given me tools to help with my anxiety and is very supportive.

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes