JAROD HUFFAKER

LCSW

You are a partner, parent, sibling and someone's child. You are also expected to be a provider, a protector, and caregiver even if you feel inadequate in these roles. How do you do everything for everyone else when you already feel overwhelmed on a daily basis? How do you live up to today's impossible standards of perfection when you question your own self-worth? How do you balance work and family and still have your own needs met? How do you even know what your own needs are?
With my kind and caring approach, you will learn how to connect with others without feeling drained. Whether in your parenting role, or romantic relationships, you will feel okay about taking time for yourself and developing your own hobbies and talents. We will strengthen your voice in your life, career and relationships.


You will feel heard and understood.


You deserve to experience happiness in the many roles you are responsible to fulfill. We've all been in a place of not knowing how to balance parenting, relationships, community, and work responsibilities. Your needs matter too, so let's create your enjoyable, fulfilling life. I'm accepting clients now so call today and we can get started.

I will meet you where you are and we will go from there. You are the expert on your life. My goal is to uncover the strengths you innately possess, as well as help you build the skills necessary to handle whatever life throws at you. 

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MORE ABOUT JAROD

Pronouns: he/him/his

TREATMENT APPROACH

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SPECIALTIES

  • Parenting Education

  • Crisis Intervention

AGE OF SPECIALTY

  • Preteens / Tweens: 11 to 13)

  • Adolescents /Tweens: 14 to 18

  • Adults: 19 to 64

  • Elders: 65+

COMMUNITIES OF SPECIALTY

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TYPES OF THERAPY

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

 
Mountain Peak

"Mental strength is not the ability to stay out of the darkness, it’s the ability to sit present in the darkness knowing that the light will shine again”

-Unknown

 

KNOW YOUR THERAPIST

WHAT DID YOU GET YOUR DEGREE(S) IN AND WHERE FROM?

  •  University of Utah MSW degree

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Worked at DCFS for 7 years

  • Worked at Logan Regional Hospital for 2 years

  • Worked at Bear River Mental Health as crisis response therapist for 2 years

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A THERAPIST?

 I enjoy working with people and helping others through difficult situations.

WHATS YOUR THERAPEUTIC APPROACH?

 I like to use unconditional positive regard to help clients to believe in themselves and see the positive in situations. I like to use CBT and ACT to help people challenge thinking errors and accept what they can and cannot change in their situation

WHAT KIND OF HOMEWORK OR ASSIGNMENTS DO YOU GIVE CLIENTS?

 I typically don’t like to give worksheets or traditional homework, but rather monitoring self awareness and identifying ways to change and make progress.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST SESSION WITH YOU?

The best preparation is openness and honesty with the current state of your situation and a willingness to share emotions.