Personal & Family Counseling
Early in life I knew I wanted to help people… so I started down what has now been a 20-year path in the field of psychiatric counseling. As a Licensed Certified Social Worker in the State of Arkansas, I’ve earned a Master’s Degree in social work, completed two-years (4,000 hours) of LCSW supervised social work experience; successfully completed a Board-approved examination; and fortunately passed my criminal background check which means that I have not been found guilty of or pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to any of the offenses listed in A.C.A. 17-103-307(f)!
In 1995 I started working with Rivendell Behavioral Health Sciences and in 2000 moved to Baptist Health Behavioral Services as conducted psychiatric screenings to help facilitate appropriate psychiatric treatment. In 2002 I accepted the position of Regional Director for DaySpring Behavioral Health Services and opened the initial Central Arkansas office in Little Rock. I spent the next ten years working with Rivendell and Baptist Health among other entities before taking the position of Executive Director for LearningRx in 2009 to 2013.
Here’s a secret about me; I always thought I wanted to “run” a hospital but realized that was not the goal I wanted when I missed my son’s first day of school. That was the deciding factor that moved me to private practice – a decision I couldn’t be more happy about.
If you’ve been involved in an industry or niche for 20 years, you find out what your strengths and specialties. I’ve listed mine below for you: Women’s Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Divorce, and Co-Parenting/Blended Families are my preferred fields. I prefer to work with teens and adults. If you are seeking help in areas outside of these, it would be my pleasure to provide you with referrals; just send me a message on the “contact me” form.
Nurture your identity and find your own personal balance in life. Coping with multiple roles as a mother, wife, care-taker, career, etc. Previous challenges; abuse, self-image.
70% more likely to affect women… Often needless suffering as NMIH reports 80% success for those seeking help. Genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and environment all contribute.
The most common “mental illness” that affects nearly one in five individuals. Highly treatable, although only one in three reach out for help. One in five with depression also suffer anxiety.
A reaction to any form of loss, including the death of a loved one, can be stifling. Feelings from deep sadness to anger, yearning, guilt, and regret, among others. I’m a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist in the Grief Recovery Method.
If divorce is inevitable, counseling offers a proven track record to help you land on your feet, heading forward. This is a critically important time to have someone you can count on in your corner.
Co-Parenting / Blended Family
1,300+ new blended families are formed daily in the US. With new roles and relationships for all involved, coaching and counseling is an investment in your family’s success.
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Convenient and Easy to Find!
The (up to) 20-25 minute from just about anywhere in Little Rock or Conway provides the perfect mental buffer to prepare and get the most out of our time together.