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Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in Arkansas

Mental Health Crisis Response in Arkansas

You can find statewide crisis intervention resources in Arkansas, as well as a list of hotlines for children and teens, here. For any urgent mental health needs, or if you’re experiencing thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The State of Mental Health in Arkansas

Arkansas currently ranks 32nd in the United States for mental healthcare. Arkansas Department of Human Services aims to improve their ranking by designating all behavioral health matters to the Division of Aging, Adult, & Behavioral Health Services. Categorizing their goals under effective prevention, quality treatment, and meaningful recovery, the Division trains and licenses the most qualified therapists, counselors, psychologists, to add to the frontlines of their mental healthcare system. By increasing awareness, easing access to providers, and developing the psychiatric workforce, the Division is armed with the initiatives necessary to increase prevention of mental health illness and substance abuse, and to make counseling treatment more accessible for all residents. You can find more information on current initiatives and resources, and access Arkansas’s Behavioral Health Services site here.

Division Values in Approaching Mental Healthcare in Arkansas

The Division works to develop treatments and develop preventative measures that are trauma informed, gender sensitive, age informed, culturally/linguistically competent, and client-centered. Family therapy services are also oriented towards evidence based, cost effective, and outcome driven results. These services, coupled with the community-based resources of the Mental Health Council of Arkansas, make receiving therapy and treatment feasible for individuals, couples, and families.

Substance Abuse in Arkansas

For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse in Arkansas, contact the mental health and addiction services support line at 1-844-763-0198.

If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.

NAMI Arkansas

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in Arkansas, including in Little Rock, Hot Springs, Conway, River Valley, and Marion County. You can find information for your specific region here.

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Therapists and Counselors in Arkansas

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Ivy Le
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Whether you are going through major life changes or simply handling life events and needing a safe, non- judgemental place to vent and process, this is the place for you. Let's start!


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Together, we will:

Whether you are going through major life changes or simply handling life events and needing a safe, non- judgemental place to vent and process, this is the place for you. Let's start!

Something to know about my approach is:

I have employ play therapy, EMDR, AutPlay, CAMS and many more interventions that I have seek and been trained in to better serve you and your family needs. Trauma focus CBT and other evident-based interventions also play a big role in each individual

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma
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Janine Purvis
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You can expect us to discuss, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts. We will explore the use of mindfulness so you can increase your ability to respond rather than react. You will learn skills to quiet your mind, relax, and enjoy life.


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Together, we will:

You can expect us to discuss, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts. We will explore the use of mindfulness so you can increase your ability to respond rather than react. You will learn skills to quiet your mind, relax, and enjoy life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership and will collaborate with you to identify & set goals so you make the changes you desire. I provide a structured yet flexible approach. I now offer EMDR.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
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Janine Purvis remote and phone therapy in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana
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Alex Garver
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Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.


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Together, we will:

Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.

Something to know about my approach is:

I help people who are blocked and weighed down to turn towards past pain and transform it. Clients leave feeling lighter, in touch with a deep peace, and living with more and more joy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child Abuse
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Spiritual Exploration
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Alex Garver remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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Helen Jennings-Hood
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identify what it is that you are struggling with, but I also like to hear about what is going well & what you love about yourself & the life you live. From there, we build skills to reach your personal and life goals.


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identify what it is that you are struggling with, but I also like to hear about what is going well & what you love about yourself & the life you live. From there, we build skills to reach your personal and life goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work with the whole person and their whole life. I focus on using the gifts, strengths, & talents that each person has to build the skills that they need to grow & make change in their lives.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Depression
  • Finding Meaning or Purpose
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • high achieving
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Perfectionism
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Helen Jennings-Hood remote and phone therapy in Arkansas
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David Ruble
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If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, tired of all the little things getting on your nerves, tired of being angry, sad, or lonely most of the time, let Access Counseling & Assessment help you feel like yourself again.


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Together, we will:

If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, tired of all the little things getting on your nerves, tired of being angry, sad, or lonely most of the time, let Access Counseling & Assessment help you feel like yourself again.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe that everyone was has the potential to help themselves and the resilience that is needed to successfully overcome any challenge. My role is to help you identify and use your own unique strengths to become the best version of yourself

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Psychological/Neurocognitive Evaluations
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David Ruble  remote and phone therapy in Arkansas