Ray Butts

(M.Ed, Counselor, Ed., 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

LPC #PCOP #36 (Expires: 2021-10-31)

LPC #2007014050 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by F.R. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Ray 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 by A.M. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Ray 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 by J.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Ray 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 by J.O. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Ray 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 by R.O. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Ray 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 by M.A. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Ray 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 by C.R. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Ray 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 by R.I. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Ray 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 by B.R. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Ray 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 by H.A. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Ray 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.