Arkansas is the state known for its diamond mind. And diamonds are the perfect representation of mental health. Good mental health is shining, valuable, and can sometimes come from the roughest circumstances. But for others, good mental health is rare and hard to buy. 

A counselor can be the mining equipment you need to find your diamond. Talk to an Arkansas-based counselor today and see what they have to offer.

 

This is Kevin Spurgers's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
MS,LPC,TA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Are you struggling with an unexpected life event or difficult transition? Is that preventing you from reaching your own goals? I can help. Counseling is not an easy path, but neither is staying stuck in distress or unhealthy patterns. I’m a licensed mental health therapist with plenty of experience working with individuals, families, and couples that have grappled with hard transitions. I work with my clients to provide a safe, comfortable environment for them to explore their options authentically. I help clients expand their strengths into other dimensions of li...

This is Merinda Jackson's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am glad you are coming to BetterHelp. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me to see if I could be a good fit to help you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arkansas with 10+ years of counseling experience. My practice focuses on helping clients overcome difficult life challenges. This includes trauma, substance abuse, and difficulties managing emotions. I focus on developing a growth mindset in order to enable success in achieving life goals. During sessions, I encourage focus on self exploration and developing skills that will hel...

This is Donna Hunter's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 34

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." -Carl Rogers As a therapist I truly believe that people are their own best experts. They know when something is not right in their world. They have an idea what they would like things to be in the future. My work with you as your therapist is to help you to find the way out of what is not right to the way you would like it to be. Therapy is all about relationship. As renowned psychologist Carl Rogers said: “In my early professionals years I was asking the question: How can I tre...

This is Ada Floyd's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
LPC
Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed professional counselor with five years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. My primary areas of focus are trauma, sexual/ physical abuse, and grief. I have completed training in several modalities to increase my ability to help people navigate through their struggles. My counseling style is relaxed, friendly, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, as an equal, a...

This is Katelyn Coney's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
LPC,AADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, My name is Katelyn Coney, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Arkansas. I earned a Masters in Science in Counseling Psychology from University of Central Arkansas. I have served in multiple areas of work including serious mental illness, private practice, clinical start up, consultation, clinical supervision, substance abuse, education, and leadership. Some of my other experience includes working with children to the geriatric population looking at depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trau...

This is Dr. Michelle Dobson's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
PhD,LPC,RPT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Michelle Dobson and I’m a licensed professional counselor in the State of Arkansas. I hold a master's degree in mental health counseling and a PhD in counselor education and supervision. In addition, I am a Registered Play Therapist. I believe in the power of play for all individuals. I have over ten years of experience helping individuals of all ages overcome depression, anxiety, trauma and other life stressors. I have helped couples and families resolve conflict and improve family dynamics. I focus on communication and relationship building as ...

This is Marilyn Pennington's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a LCSW social worker licensed in Arkansas since 2003. I have been working as a therapist for ten years. My primary focus has been therapy for adults. I have experience with treatment of depression and anxiety, caregiver stress, grief and loss, and life transition problems. My approach is client centered and treatment is tailored to your needs. I look forward to working with you

This is Hope Merrill's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hi! My name is Hope Merrill, LCSW, and I have been a therapist for the past six years working primarily with adult clients. I have also been a teacher, janitor, chicken plant worker, fast food worker, battered women's advocate, tax preparer and other things over my adult life which have given me a good bit of experience outside of the therapy room. My personal approach to therapy involves helping people recognize their power to find their own solutions to problems. As a therapist, I have found that most people already know, at least on some level, what they ne...

This is Charlotte Evans's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.” Brene’ Brown Hi, I am Charlotte Evans. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) During my life I have had to seek counseling and it has changed me. As a small child with a mom that had mental illness, I knew very young I wanted to help families with difficulties in their life. I truly am passionate about showing people there is happiness, success and a life worth living. I believe I am authentic and real. I believe when you choose me to help you, you will find warmth, und...

This is Michelle Chapman's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
M.Ed. ,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Michelle and I am a therapist in the state of Arkansas. I started my career out as an elementary teacher while I was in graduate school. For the last 3 years I have been a therapist in a variety of settings. During this time I have worked in every level of care with all age groups. I have worked with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, eating disorders/disordered eating, body image concerns, Bipolar disorder, impulse control issues, relationship issues, parenting problems (behavior, children with disabilities), career challenges, OCD, and am very famili...

This is Heather Kemper's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Greetings! I’m Heather Kemper, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker originally from Georgia, now living in Arkansas. I’m excited about the opportunity to partner with you and be a part of your journey. You’ve taken the first step by exploring your options, kudos! I have 20 years of experience working with people of all ages, primarily in outpatient counseling and in higher education. I am particularly drawn to working with women who are navigating challenging seasons of their lives. I’m fond of college students who are exploring their career, calling and vocation ...

This is Dr. Gail Maurer's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Please let me introduce myself. I’m Dr. Gail Maurer and I'm a licensed counselor who is happy to serve people from all walks of life for their mental health and wellness needs. What do I offer my clients? First and foremost, I have a sense of urgency about your problems and what you are experiencing. I offer you a safe place to sort out a confusing situation, process feelings, and access strategies that help you put distance from the past and move forward with a new life in the present. I help you figure out what the real problem is all about. I work wi...

This is Wendi Makus's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hello! I'm so glad you are here! If you are ready to make some changes in life that are likely to result in improved mental health, quality of life and general well being; you came to the right place! My approach in counseling is in general to look at the person as a whole; not as their symptoms of problems. I use holistic, solution focused, and trauma informed models to engage client's in the counseling process and achieve their goals. I have been trained in trauma informed approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); which uses severa...

This is Kenya Duncan's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
LCSW,LPN
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Arkansas for over 4 years as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients who struggle with trauma issues like sexual and physical abuse, depression, anger, and anxiety. I have also helped those with relationship and conflict issues, parenting problems and those with ADHD. My counseling style is non-judgmental and compassionate. I believe in meeting people where they are and helping them become the best version of themselves. It is my goal to empower clients to reach individualized goals and objectives. ...

This is Laura Hall's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
MS,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Laura and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arkansas. I have been working in the field of mental health for more than 10 years. I have experience working with individuals experiencing a variety of issues, such as addiction, depression and anxiety, stress-related issues, communication challenges, family conflict, bipolar, first episode psychosis and many more. I have worked in the school, community mental health, hospital, and private practice settings. My choice to work in this field comes from the belief that we all benef...

This is Lashonda Lafayette's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Feeling stuck? alone? vulnerable? Everyone will feel that they need help at some point in their life. The good new is, there is help for those that reach out for it. I am a woman of color who has worked as a Professional Counselor for more than 9 years. I have worked with youth, adults, couples, and parents in my professional career addressing issues ranging from mental health, family conflict, parenting, grief, abuse/trauma, and more. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation to a good therapeutic outcome. I currently work within an acut...

This is Katherine Woodworth's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
LPC,CRC,DCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I specialize in lessening the effects of trauma and breaking the cycle of addiction. I maintain a private practice in Benton, AR. I have been a licensed therapist since 2006. Among my areas of experience are vocational services, relational issues, family discord, ADD/ADHD, acting out children, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I began working with sexual trauma as a peer counselor in 2000. Once finishing my masters in Vocational Rehab with additional family courses to complete requirements for a Licensed Associate Counselor then continuing with a sup...

This is Allen Busby's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
MS, Ed.S, LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed counselor in Arkansas with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, cl...

This is Deborah Bledsoe's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
MS,LPC,LADAC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

Hello . My name is Deborah Bledsoe and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialty in Drug and Alcohol and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas in 1999. I have gone on to further my education and knowledge with Rehabilitation Counseling at University of Arkansas Little Rock and I am also a certified tobacco interventionist. I work with individuals and families with a wide range of concerns, including mood disorders, depression, substance abuse, trauma-informed care, family rela...

This is Carol Ballenger's avatar and link to their profile
Arkansas
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hello and Welcome! My name is Carol and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arkansas since 2010. My experience ranges from individual and family therapy in a clinical setting to working with children and adolescents as a school- based therapist. I have helped adults, children and families with issues such as anxiety, depression, communication, family/ relationship conflicts, parenting, self -esteem, self-acceptance, and life goals. My approach is person centered, integrative and solution-focused tailored to your specific needs. Honesty, comm...

What Can Therapists In Arkansas Help You With?

A therapist in Arkansas can practice anything from marriage and family counseling to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and can help with depression, stress, or anxiety.

They can help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or deal with your past. Around 1970374 people are living in Arkansas, and because an estimated one in four people are dealing with some form of mental illness nationally, it is likely that you or someone you know could benefit from the support of a licensed counselor.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Arkansas Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reasons people choose to see a psychologist vary, of course, but there are a number of reasons why starting therapy sessions on our platform can help you. Whether you live in the city of or in the Washington county, we can match you with a licensed therapist who can suit your needs.

Take a look at our extensive network of counselors and online psychologists in Arkansas who are ready to help you get happy!