Raymond Butts

LCPC, LPC

About me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

ME LCPC CC6667

AK LPC PCOP36

MO LPC 2007014050


Reviews

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

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Ray is AMAZING!

Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks

Raymond has been very attentive and has given great feedback

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

So grateful for all the encouragement and support during a time of life changes. Thank you

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Ray is the man. Thankful that I get to work with him!

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

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Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Raymond makes me feel comfortable speaking about myself and has provided some great guidance!

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Raymond is a very good, professional therapist i would highly recommend him to anyone

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Great personality, understands me perfectly. Has. A great understanding of First responders, military and other trauma related things. I love listening to him as much as he listens to me!

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

Ray is all you want in a therapist - empathetic, knowledgeable, flexible and has great inputs. Most of all, he has gone through a lot himself, so he can offer perspective . He’s a great person to hold your hand in difficult times

Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I am really happy with his help

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Great guy, very warm and easy to talk to and informative

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Raymond is a solid therapist, no complaints so far. He’s been great!

Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

Ray is such an amazing counselor. He truly has been there for me in my dark hours and I am so grateful. Thank you Ray!!

Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

In a time of hopelessness I made the right decision to use BetterHelp. The first therapist I turned down and had an instinct Ray was the one to choose. I am amazed I made such a correct decision in my fog I was in.

Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd

Raymond was easy to talk to and helped me in the things I asked

Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Raymond is nothing short of great, he listens and always gives a caring way to help get past difficult situations.

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Ray is a great listener and our sessions are conversational, so I feel at ease when I'm trying to figure myself out. I'd recommend Ray to anyone!

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Ray is a really good man, has a big heart and I feel he genuinely cares for his clients, he has alot of varied experience and has dealt with people from all walks of life as he has also walked many of them himself. He's helpful and understanding, never judgmental and means only well. I am happy and will continue to let him route around in my head to help me find answers to my problems as I feel I'm in very capable hands ❤️

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

The nicest guy you could ever talk to! really big help inspiring me to improve my quality of life. 5 Stars!

Written on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ray is so nice!

Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Always listens, gives great advice and is always here for you. He really does care a lot, you can feel it. Knowing there is a person who is fully committed and here for you gives you reassurance and hope. Ray is not only a great therapist but a great man and a great human being.

Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Ray is a personable man that has a way of connecting with you right off that bat. Being a experienced man Ray has offered my wife and I great advise on how resolve issues. I’m a strong believer in the more people you work with the more tricks you pick up and Ray is definitely on the list of time we’ll spent.

Written on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Ray makes me feel comfortable opening up to him about what’s bothering me. I can reach out to him about little things or bigger things and he helps me work through anything I need.

Written on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ray is what I would consider a people person. Very pleasant, friendly, humorous, empathetic and he listens.

We’re going on our 4th session, and even this early in the therapy, I really believe he’s going to make a difference in my life

Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Ray is a phenomenal therapist! I always feel better after talking to him, no matter what we talked about or how my mood was before. He is an amazing listener and has a great sense of knowing just how much to listen and how much to engage.

Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 8 months on issues concerning self esteem

Speaking to Ray every week has become like speaking to a friend in a lot of ways, but a friend who has great advice and who looks out for me. I am really lonely in life and often don't have anyone to talk to about anything I am facing, and knowing that I can speak to Ray once a week really provides support and a point in the week where I can talk openly and honestly without fear of judgement. I'm grateful for Ray's relaxed and upbeat style where we can talk about anything from the weather or deep problems I'm facing. That means I don't find approaching sessions stressful, if I'm not in the mood for talking about deep emotional issues, we have a light hearted chat and that is great for my wellbeing.

Written on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He is very kind, understanding, and so easy to talk to!

Written on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

After a couple unsuccessful matches with counsellors on here, I found Ray and I’m glad I had the opportunity to talk to him. He’s by far the best counsellor I’ve talked to. Really made me feel at ease despite everything I’m dealing with. Was very nice and compassionate in his approach. Really felt like talking to a friend I had known for years. He had the ability to break down the issue to a more sensible measure. I feel like things are more manageable now thanks to him.

Written on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Ray is very kind. Great at listening and providing helpful advice for moving forward in dealing with social anxiety and relational issues. I recommend speaking to him!

Written on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

The time I spent working with Ray Butts was tremendous and I am in a better place now because of it.

Written on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Ray demonstrates sincere concern and is flexible in his approach and therefore able to meet me where I am at. Supportive and easy to talk to.

Written on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Ray has been a tremendous help. He listens well, asks the right questions and has a great wealth of expertise to draw from. In setting out practical, helpful steps I can take, Ray is great at couching them in examples and observations from his own work and life experiences - just chatting with Ray about these stories has been a great pleasure each week, and the practical advice and observations behind them have worked wonders.

Written on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Ray Butts is a lovely counselor with a deep well of life experience. Would recommend to all that are interested at exploring their relationship with validation!

Written on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Ray is a great guy with a lot of life experience, he helped me a lot

Written on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

LOVE Dr.Ray. He’s really the best counselor I’ve had so far

Written on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

After having one session with Ray I think that he is a good match for me and my problems I am facing. I really understood the examples he used and I feel as though he already understands me. I look forward to more therapy sessions with him!

Written on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 1 month on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and adhd

Ray was very patient and a fantastic listener; He gives very good advice and has many interesting stories. He is easy to open up to and good at calming down someone who is overwhelmed. A very good person to talk to if you are new at counselling or have struggled to form that level of trust with counsellors before!

Written on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Ray Butts is a wonderful man and he has helped me tremendously to work through and figure out what my issues are and set me on a path to peace of mind. He is a great listener and his compassion and empathy is very comforting and makes it so much easier to be open with him. Thank you for all your help.

Written on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Very enthusiastic and relatable person he actually cares about his clients and is very supportive he does more than listen he contributes

Written on Feb 15, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ray is a great councillor. I enjoy and appreciate how well he listens, asks questions beyond the surface level and gives advice. He always has my best interest in mind and challenges me to think beyond how I am feeling at the moment. I look forward to our sessions and I would recommend BetterHelp to anyone looking for a councillor.

Written on Feb 13, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

My first time having to talk to a therapist and Mr.Ray is amazing!!

Written on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 1 month on issues concerning parenting issues, anger management, and coaching

Ray is a genius! I struggled for a while to find a counselor that I felt understood me. It was on my third attempt that I found Ray. From the initial conversation I could tell he had deep expertise and experience. Ray listens and provides me with practical solutions and not the five steps as regurgitated from the latest version of ‘Mental Health Today’. His personality simply brightens my day. I highly recommend him!

Written on Jan 30, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Ray has been such a massive help to me since we started our sessions together. His lighthearted conversational style relaxes you and takes the pressure of any preconceptions about what counselling is or should be. I gain so much from each session and feel completely safe and supported in Ray’s company.
He truly is a beam of light that radiates positivity that is infectious and inspiring. I am so glad he is my counsellor and feel honoured to know him. Thank you Ray.

Written on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

My time with him was very short but very effective which I didn’t think was possible. He helped me tremendously to move on forward with my life, he said things exactly what is needed for me and what has changed my life completely. I was so glad to have met him from my first therapy experience, made me feel very comfortable in opening up which I struggled alot with. Anyone would be lucky to have counseling with him.

Written on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Ray takes an unconventional approach to counselling by focusing on the relationship he has with you. For me, it’s perfect. He listens, he shares, and he offers. It’s more akin to speaking to a wise father or grandfather figure than it is the clinical style of therapist that many are useful.

Ray is warm, positive and almost like your personal cheerleader. He comes with a wealth of professional and personal life experience. I highly recommend him

Written on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Raymond for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ray is very helpful and has a lot of knowledge on a lot of human aspects. Very personable and passionate about helping people. I thoroughly enjoyed our talk.

Written on Dec 06, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I have so enjoyed working with Ray. He is warm and thoughtful as well as reliable and responsive. He also has so much life experience and wisdom that he insightfully shares with grace and humor. Ray has been a great help to my life. Thank you, Ray!

Written on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and bipolar disorder

Ray is great, I highly recommend him.

Written on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

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!

Written on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

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.

Written on Jul 30, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

He's a genuine man who listens first and it isn't hard talking to him.

Written on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

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.

Written on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Nice guy. Listens. Great advice. Relatable.

Written on May 24, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written on May 21, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders

Mr Butts has been an amazing support to me and I am so thankful that I was matched with him for counseling! Thank you!!

Written on May 17, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on May 14, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Everytime I talk to Ray I feel better and look forward to our next session. He is very friendly upbeat.

Written on May 13, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written on May 12, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written on May 11, 2020 after therapy with Raymond for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

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