I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor, ( NCC) with other 30 years experience in both counseling and education. I started my professional career as an elementary special education teacher in the early 80's. I obtained my M.Ed in counselor Education in 1989 from the University of Arkansas and in 1989 I went to Alaska for the first time as along term substitute teacher. I worked in the Bering Strait School District, in Unalakleet, Alaska. I would return a year later, and work a total of 11 years as a teacher, itinerant school counselor, and village school principal in the district. I would go on to work in two other school districts before retiring from Alaska in 2004. After returning to Arkansas, and home, I worked as a kindergarten counselor in a center with 180 kids and 18 teachers. I fully retired in 2007. In 2009, I became a military and family life counselor and have been doing this for 10 years. My treatment approach is based on my training and my personality. I was trained in CCT and it fite my style, even though I so specialize in crisis counseling. I have found helping the client, and not necessarily directing the client is more effective for me. As I stated I specialize in crisis and PTSD counseling right now with the military, and their families.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Domestic Violence , First Responder Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #PCOP #36 (Expires: 2021-10-31)
LPC #2007014050 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Ray is absolutely fantastic to talk to and has stories for every situation that are incredibly easy to relate to. I always leave the conversation in a better mood than when I started.
I went into a therapy session on a whim after a very abuse relationship which then led to me divulging into serious alcohol abuse. Ray helped me tremendously using tactics such as telling stories where he could relate, while being comforting and open. Since then I have had an epiphany to quit drinking and will now be on naltrexone. I’ve made connections with other addicted seeking help and have made better choices for my overall well-being. Thank you, Ray!
Mr Butts is an absolute legend. By the end of the month I was feeling so much more confident, and motivated, and less stressed. He's a great dude who delivers results with a friendly service.
He's a genuine man who listens first and it isn't hard talking to him.
Mr. Butts has been extremely caring about my situation, and does not hound me to journal. He makes kind remarks at looking forward with my situation and waits for me to reach out to him. I would recommend Mr. Butts as a thorough Counselor and someone who has given me a genuine psychological experience to help me work on how to control and work on my emotions.
Nice guy. Listens. Great advice. Relatable.
Ray Butts really listens to what you have to say and provides experiences that you can really relate too. I can't tell you how helpful this has been for me and I really appreciate him taking the time, even when I haven't messaged him he reaches out to check in and it means a lot.
Mr Butts has been an amazing support to me and I am so thankful that I was matched with him for counseling! Thank you!!
As a young man who has been trying to do things the "strong man" way, I was reluctant to even consider help.
Then my father began to wither in front of me, and I knew I was in trouble. There are some things that no one should attempt to do on their own. Ray, I hope you understand that you reaching out to me is something I can't thank you enough for.
Everytime I talk to Ray I feel better and look forward to our next session. He is very friendly upbeat.
I enjoy the use of stories to suggest strategies. I have work on reservations or around reservations most of my life and story tellers are revered teachers.
I have only had two full sessions with Ray but in those two sessions things are already starting to look up. He listens to me understands what I'm going through. Checks in and is there to listen.
I’ve only had a few sessions with Ray so far, but he has been the best therapist I have ever had the opportunity to talk with. He’s been helping me understand my thoughts, and actually understand why I think the way I do. Definitely like a breath of fresh air when I talk with him, and although sometimes I feel mentally drained after a session, it’s always been a better outlook and day when I finish my sessions.