Pamela Huckaby

LCSW

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.





Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCSW #10387650-3501 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

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.

Written by C.A. on Jun 26, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

very helpful

Written by A.R. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Pam is a very thoughtful and effective therapist. She was able to identify many of my struggles within the first session and provide me with extremely helpful resources to identify and work through some interpersonal challenges. I am looking forward to working with her more!

Written by D.E. on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and bipolar disorder

Pam is exactly who I needed to talk with. She understands where I'm coming from and is helping find the way to where I need to be. She's an excellent therapist, and I think she would make a great friend too!

Written by S.T. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Pamela Huckaby's extensive experience with treating trauma helped me begin a steady road to recovery. Pamela is empathetic, compassionate and listens well- all of which I was looking for. I'm grateful for her insight and practicals.

Written by J.U. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Attentive, caring, and full of ideas and resources to help manage the things life tends to throw at you! Really enjoy our discussions and always look forward to the next.

Written by M.E. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

During a very emotionally turbulent time; Pamela was able to provide me with unbiased clarity, support, and numerous helpful resources. I was extremely impressed with her ability to understand, identify and diagnose the situation at hand. She brought me piece of mind when I was extremely confused. Pamela has a great way of giving it to you straight while still being supportive and on your side. I truly appreciate what she did for me and would highly recommend her to any of my friends or family. Thank you Pamela!

Written by A.D. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Having the opportunity to work hand in hand with Ms. Pamela Huckaby has been an unforgettable experience; she does not hesitate to provide the most helpful resources in times of need, honest advice & support, and takes the time to really understand where you are coming from to then have you get to know and be comfortable with the treatment plan best suited for you. It's been a great learning and healing experience which I will forever take with me along my way in life going forward!

Written by A.S. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and relationship issues

Pamela has been such a wonderful therapist for me. She is very up front and willing to discuss anything I want to work on. She gives so many amazing resources and tools to help me through the week. Pamela is very personable and I have thoroughly enjoyed her sessions! I have laughed with her and I have cried with her, and either way she has made me feel like I was in a safe space and that she was on my team. Im forever grateful for her! Thank you Pamela! I cant wait for our future sessions!

Written by I.N. on Nov 14, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I am so grateful to have found her. I’ve been in therapy with her for two months and is life changing. Thank you Pamela

Written by S.H. on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

It was so nice to vent to someone who is capable of understanding and respond unbiased. I also like the ease of picking a good time for me to have a session. Texting keeps the emotions out of the equation, I am a cryer when speaking on sensitive subjects and that can get in the way of the important things I need or want to say. Pamela was forthright and said what needed to be said. This was my 1st session and I am more focused on my next steps in recovering myself. Thank you Pamela!

Written by N.I. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I was at rock bottom (like many when they seek therapy) and I was convinced no one could help me. Pamela connected to me within the first 5 minutes and she has made me feel heard ever since. She is compassionate, brilliant, and funny! I have loved and valued every single session!

Written by L.I. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Pamela is attentive, kind, understanding and gives great feedback. She listens attentivly to my concerns and comes up with suggestions on how to improve an area or offers other resources to help.

Written by M.I. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Pamela has helped make my life better, and in a very short period of time. It's helpful to have an experienced, empathetic, strong and direct, but kind person help me obtain the tools I need to navigate my life. If she is the representation of the the quality of health care providers on Better Help, then I wish everyone in crisis has access to this platform and mental health professionals like Pamela.

Written by C.A. on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Love her! She has changed my life

Written by O.L. on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Pamela is extremely kind, while also never shying away from pointing out hard truths. She listens well and is good at giving guiding questions when I am stuck. She also provides really great resources to continue learning about things we've talked about.

Written by S.A. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've only had 2 sessions, but the help and guidance she has provided is amazing. She listens, and really tries to understand me better. There is no judgement, no matter what I say. This is also my first experience with a counsellor and I am so happy it is going well.

Written by A.I. on Oct 29, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Pamela is one of the kindest people I've ever met in my life. She helped me through the darkest time in my life, and I'm always going to be grateful to her for that. She's patient, kind, understanding, and just tough enough to get results. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by E.V. on Sep 29, 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, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Pamela has been incredible! She has helped me to make mammoth improvements to my psychological wellbeing in the space of just a few weeks. Without her guidance, it would have taken me years to get this far ahead. This is my first time with therapy and Pamela has really set the bar high. Definitely worth while!

Written by J.I. on Aug 30, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks

Pamela has incredible insight and shares advice in a compassionate manner.

Written by N.U. on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Pamela has come as a blessing into my life, helping me understand myself and the world around me. Therapy sessions with Pamela are always uplifting.

Work with me!