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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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Melanie Fulton
Melanie Fulton
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I’ll be there to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. Whether you are working towards enlightenment and insight or symptom-relief and improved function, my hope is that we can work together to achieve it.

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Melanie Fulton
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  • ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
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Together, we will:

I’ll be there to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. Whether you are working towards enlightenment and insight or symptom-relief and improved function, my hope is that we can work together to achieve it.

Something to know about my approach is:

My focus is to help you heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral environment, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Depression
  • Relationship Distress
  • Stress Management
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