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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2007014050
ME LCPC CC6667
AK LPC PCOP36
Thoughtful and makes me feel supported!
Written on Sep 29, 2023 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Ray is amazing, he is knowledgeable, supportive and always there when I need help.
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Raymond for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties
I’ve only had one session with Mr. Butts but have already grown fond. He seems like a very personable person who’s also very compassionate and empathetic to your specific situations. Look forward to many more sessions and am confident that he will help me overcome or effectively treat some of my major difficulties in life.
Written on Jul 22, 2023 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
He's the absolute best!
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Raymond for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I really appreciate the support he gave me. I always felt listened to and like he is on my side. He is a great person to have in your corner.
Written on May 05, 2023 after therapy with Raymond for 11 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues
In Ray I found a therapist whom I can really trust.
Written on Mar 14, 2023 after therapy with Raymond for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coaching