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 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.