Even with cities that have good relationships with others, mental afflictions can still be a problem. Luckily, a counselor in Fort Smith can help you overcome these so you can be a happier person.

Fort Smith is known for the sisterly relationship it has with Cisterna, Italy, and it had a commander from the area that led the battle. It also has a good relationship with Jining, China. While it does have a rich cultural history, sometimes personal issues come about, but when that happens, you can always see a counselor to help you overcome the travails.

This is Beverly Vanover's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-TA BC-TMH NCC CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 7

Hello. I have a passion for learning about, discussing and treating symptoms concerning stress and emotional dysregulation of anger, depression, and anxiety often associated with attachment/abandonment wounds that create challenges in relationships with oneself and others. My name is Beverly Vanover and I received my Master’s of Science Degree in Community Counseling from John Brown University. My experience in the field of mental health includes working in community mental health at hospitals, schools and day treatment. I have experience facilitating menta...

This is Trudy Crow's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,FAIS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome, my name is Trudy. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), and I have been a counselor/therapist in the field of substance abuse and mental health (SAMH) for over 14 years now. I love what I do, and that is why I do it. Education: Walden University - Human Services Administration - Ph.D. Candidate, ABD - Currently on hiatus Walden University - Human Services Administration - Graduate Certificate - 2014 University of Arkansas-Little Rock - Social Work - MSW - 2007 University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff - Social Work - BSW - 2005 Experience: I h...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome! Thanks for exploring my profile page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 13 years experience. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of different settings. As a therapist it is important to me that my clients feel comfortable. You are my top priority. We will work together to find you success, healthy love, creative solutions, well-being, or peaceful resolutions. The approach I take is one where I respect your personal beliefs, focus on your strengths, provide you tools that work immediately, and to offe...

This is Shiann Metheny's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LPCC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

Hello! Seeking help is often very hard. Everyone needs support at some point and it takes a lot of courage to step out. I respect those who do so a great deal! Thank you for taking the time to consider me as a helper. While it is important to understand about my credentials and approach to therapy, it is also important that you know I respect you and I will be very careful about our counseling relationship. Your health and growth are important to me. I have had successful experience in addressing trauma, foster/adoption-related issues, anxiety, depression, rel...

This is Monique Randle's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Do you struggle with telling people no and setting boundaries? Are you feeling that nothing you do is ever good enough? Are you plagued with constant self-doubt about your purpose in life? Does constant worry keep you up at night? Are you no longer enjoying life? Are you feeling down, depressed or hopeless about life? As someone who has struggled with depression and codependency themselves, I understand the impact this has on your relationships and friendships, as well as, finding joy in the simple things in life, but you don't have to continue to go through th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

Hi, thanks for taking some time to get to know me. I am Dr. Scott Butler. I am licensed in Louisiana and Arkansas as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from LSU and a Master’s and Ph.D. in mental health counseling from the University of New Orleans. I've been offering counseling for over 20 years. I have been married for 28 years and have three daughters who are all studying in college or law school. I have worked in many different mental health settings including hospitals, crisis intervention hotlines, non-profit or...

This is Rebecca Navarre's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMSW, LCSW,LifeCoach
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Eating disorders, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I have extensive training and education in Neuropsychology with emphasis on brain functioning and processes. We can get to the bottom of what is causing your struggles and work on a collaborative strategy to resolve it. Are you dealing with unresolved childhood issues or trauma? Do you have trouble in social situations? Do you often feel isolated and alone? Is your anxiety and depression dominating your daily routine? I work with individuals who struggle with low moods, uneasiness and loneliness. If you need helping getting control over our feelings, contact...

This is Keisha  Wood's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello and welcome to my page, my name is Keisha. I love helping people solve their problems and meet their goals. I would love the chance to get to know you and help you to be the best version of yourself that you can be. I am a LCSW—Licensed Certified Social Worker in Arkansas; I have a bachelors and masters degree in social work; I earned my Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee in 2005. However, I have been working in the social work field since 2003. I have experience working in a variety of settings (outpatient, school-based, hospital, home hea...

This is Betina Bolin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I have almost 9 years of combined counseling experience and believe in the profession that I am licensed in which is social work. I believe in a client-centered perspective and derive my approaches from a variety of treatment modalities. Cognitive behavioral is a significant framework that I utilize but I believe that other approaches are also effective as sessions need to be tailored to the unique needs of the individual or clientele being served. I believe in true empathy, truly trying to understand my clients' perspectives and their insight into their lives...

This is Christiane Long's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I have been working in the mental health field for almost 13 years now, but have been a practicing therapist for 7. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas, and went on to obtain my Master's in Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I then worked for two additional years to obtain training and supervision, in order to be approved as a Licensed Certified/Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Arkansas. I have worked with a variety of populations, in a variety of settings, i...

This is Marvin Lucas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,M.Ed,MAR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 27

There are 100's of therapists on this site! What makes me unique as a counselor? What stands out to me is my personal narrative. I have overcome addiction and my destructive nature. At my lowest point of my life I found myself homeless and alone on the streets begging for money. Today I am grateful, that I have been sober and happily married for 28 years with two children aged 18 and 21. Through these experiences, I have been inspired to get two Masters Degrees in counseling to help others and I have 27 years of experience (USA and UK). This balance of academ...

This is Merinda Jackson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy 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 Jennifer  Walker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

My name is Jennifer Walker and I currently serve as the owner and therapist for Walker Counseling services, LLC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialization in technology assisted counseling and licensure supervision. I earned a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Prior to starting Walker Counseling Services, LLC, I provided counseling in a variety of mental health settings including outpatient community mental health cente...

This is Pamela Goucher's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Hello! My name is Pam Goucher. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Arkansas and Tennessee with over 30 years of experience working as a clinical therapist. I have experience in behavioral health and medical social work, so I have an understanding of the impact medical issues can have on someone's life. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, parenting and relationship issues. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced alcoholism/addictions. I am familiar with the...

This is Lauren McCoy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, my name is Lauren McCoy and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Nevada. I have been a practicing therapist for 7 years. I received my master's degree from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I focus on relationship/couples work. I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, & families overcome obstacles and hardships that are throwing life off course. I believe that the most successful therapy occurs when you are truly ready for change and I applaud you for being brave enough to take the first steps towards that change. Therapy can seem sc...

This is Katelyn Coney's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,AADC
Therapy 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 Kelli Sanford's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My name is Kelli, and I'm passionate about animals, traveling, and home remodeling. I am a part-time therapist and part-time sheep farmer. My life motto is, sink, or swim. This empowers me to face challenges and overcome them. Being open and honest is the key to effective therapy. I encourage frequent communication about your experience during the therapeutic process. This helps me to make appropriate choices for interventions when moving forward. The most important thing for me to communicate is that this is a safe place and there is no judgment. Therap...

This is Tiffany Fontenot's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

A step, a shift, a grasp at hope; that's what you have just done. There is light around the corner, sometimes just having someone to remind you of that is just what you need to get there. Life is challenging and often takes unexpected undesired turns. You are not alone. Thank you for seeking me out to help you walk this road. I love walking with people to get to where they need to be. There is hope. My name is Tiffany Fontenot, and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 15 years. My experience is broad and unique. I've worked with anxiety, ...

This is Dr. Antimoore  Jackson 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, MSW,LCSW, LADAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 38

Hi, I hope you are well or soon will be. My name is Mr. Antimoore Jackson. I would like to share with you a little about my background. I am a doctorate (PhD) educated psychotherapist, dual credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) with over 38 years in the counseling field. The big benefit of these years is that I know a lot about helping people, period! Because of my many years of experience, I’ve had a unique opportunity to work directly with a broad range of individuals and a divers...

This is Dr. Michelle Dobson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Fort Smith, Arkansas (Fort Smith, AR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC,RPT
Therapy 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 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 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 the keys to overcome most mental health issues. I view...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Fort Smith? (Here Is How Our Fort Smith Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Fort Smith area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Fort Smith therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Fort Smith, or elsewhere in the Sebastian county or state of Arkansas.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Fort Smith, AR ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Arkansas will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Fort Smith and elsewhere throughout the state of Arkansas, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Fort Smith offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Fort Smith therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 88133 people in the city of Fort Smith, AR finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 72904 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Fort Smith, couples counseling in Fort Smith, family conflict therapy in Fort Smith, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Fort Smith, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Fort Smith, Arkansas can serve:

72901, 72902, 72903, 72904, 72905, 72906, 72908, 72913, 72914, 72916, 72917, 72918, 72919, 72923