Ashley Huddleston

Ashley Huddleston

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Are you worried, confused or frustrated by your young child’s behavior? Are you out of ideas and longing for support? Relationships are not easy, and they begin at birth!

Client Status

accepting clients


503-376-7114, Ext. 4

At a Glance


Rate: $160

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2007

Languages: English


  • Child
  • Family

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Kaiser
  • Medicaid
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • OHP Open Card
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My Background and Approach

I am an infant-family and early childhood mental health specialist and supervisor with 10 years of experience working exclusively with young children ages 0-6, including children who have experienced traumatic or stressful life events. I use evidence-based interventions (tried and true methods that really work!) to decrease family stress, improve child behavior and strengthen relationships. Whether your child has undergone a trauma or stressful life event, or is simply experiencing a difficult phase of development – we will face this together. You are not alone. My approach is warm and genuine. I have effective tools that have helped many families feel calmer, more confident, and more deeply connected.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Originally from Arkansas, I have traveled across the U.S. learning about, practicing and teaching interventions in early childhood mental health and childhood trauma. I received my MSW degree from UC Berkeley and completed an early childhood mental health internship at Children’s Hospital Oakland in 2009. Endorsed as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, I have provided training and consultation to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, teachers, child welfare staff and home visitation programs. I recently contributed to Arkansas’ Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Mental Health, led a state project to improve health outcomes for children ages 0-8, and received the Direct Service Provider Award from the Arkansas Association for Infant Mental Health. I strongly believe that all families deserve happy, healthy, secure relationships - and I enjoy nothing more than supporting families to achieve this goal.

Techniques I Use


  • Coaching External link

    I utilize Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for children ages 2-6 with behavior problems such as tantrums, defiance and aggression toward others. The 15-week course of therapy focuses on relationship enhancement as well as discipline strategies to improve behavior, and emphasizes concrete skill-building, live parent coaching and home practice.

Issues I Treat


  • Parenting External link

    The primary focus of my work is the parent-child relationship (this includes foster/adoptive parents and other primary caregivers); therefore, the parent/caregiver is actively involved in therapy. All interventions include emotional support and concrete skills for the parent/caregiver - with the aim of helping parents feel more confident in responding to their child's behavior and needs.

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    I am nationally certified in three evidence-based interventions for children ages 0-17, but predominantly serve children ages. My methods address many symptoms your child may be experiencing: tantrums, anger/defiance, aggression, difficulty with transition to school or pre-school, sibling conflict, etc.

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