Dr. Derick (DB) Palmer


About Me

I'm Dr. DB Palmer, a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State of Utah, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana and Colorado as well as a board approved LPC Clinical Supervisor in the state of Alaska. I've spent nearly 20 years in the behavioral health field, across Washington, Alaska, and the western states. I have a background in corporate leadership within tribal and behavioral healthcare systems, as a university professor, and a former university counseling center director. In these roles, I've taught and supervised quite a few of Alaska and Washington’s clinicians. I am a husband and father, an avid river runner and marathon canoeist, and I'm a firm believer in each person's ability to find and create a meaningful life and co-existence with others and the world around us.

As I've been practicing for nearly 20 years, in numerous roles and settings, I've' learned to tailor my therapeutic style to keep the process moving forward. I enjoy both directive and process/insight-oriented modalities, meaning that I can be called upon as a coach and driver, if needed, and am also quite comfortable looking into the deep questions of existence and family of origin topics. I am trained in almost every psychological modality, but I really find a fit in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Existential Psychology, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused techniques.

I am a Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist, Certified First Responder Counselor, & Certified Integrative Mental Health Practitioner. I also hold certification in Digital Ethics in Telehealth.

For all of the psychological language above, all the years of education, and nearly two decades in practice... I came to the field of Psychology and Counseling when I was questioning whether or not to become a Pastor and pursue a MDiv. Ultimately, I knew that I was called by God to serve on a one-to-one basis, rather than shepherding a church. My gifts are in the personal connection and in walking alongside individuals, couples, and families in their journey of Faith and Life! I suppose what I really want people to know is that they are the drivers in their lives, whether for good or bad... Regardless of your beliefs, YOU are the main character in your life's story. This moment... every moment, is a chance to write the next page. It's my goal to inspire, to walk alongside and support your journey, to challenge you to create the life that you want... the life that fulfills the calling that God has for you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #LH60210091 (Expires: 2022-11-24)

LPC #PCOP713 (Expires: 2023-10-31)

LCMHC #11640452-6004 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

LPC #C5787 (Expires: 2022-11-30)

LPC #8384 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

LPC #LPC.0017893 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Derick (DB) Palmer. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written by R.E. on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Derick (DB) for 3 months

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