I am a registered psychologist who specializes in narrative therapy, existential/humanistic therapy, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Gottman-informed couples therapy, positive psychology techniques, conflict resolution and stress management. I create the conditions whereby the everyday lives of my clients become more pleasurable, engaging and meaningful.
My therapeutic philosophy is to “meet them where they are and take them where they are going”. I believe to “affect the quality of the day is the highest of the arts”. Together we will bridge differences, solve dilemmas and create discoveries.
Years in Practice: 30+ Years
School: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Year Graduated: 1977
License No. and State: C-264 Arkansas
After thirty years of practice as a psychotherapist and twenty years of teaching graduate students my primary goals remain the same: I intend to help clients discover their own strengths and resources. I enjoy empowering clients to confidently utilize their abilities to improve the quality of life and experience healing recovery from crises. An ideal client allows me to work jointly with them in a partnership to enjoy a sense of their own worth and resilience.
I work in the following speciality areas: Anxiety disorders Grief and Loss recovery Hypnosis for healthy eating habits Dreamwork interpretation Sleep disorders Depression disorders
I have an appreciation for the spiritual dimension of a client’s life. I respectfully work a client’s sources of inspiration and their search for meaning and purpose in their world.
We are impacted by our family histories and, as we understand this, we can make new choices. I’ll help you look at addictive behavior patterns, family systems, abuse history, foster family experiences, grief/loss/healing, and personal growth challenges. I also do group therapy work with adolescents, adults and seniors.
Feel free to call with questions and discuss what you are looking for in therapy. Together we can de-escalate a crisis, develop goals or process an experience. If you are interested in my approach to addictions, I believe in the 12-Step model. Nevertheless I do respect alternative recovery paths.
As an AASECT certified sex therapist since 2005, I enjoy helping adults re-ignite excitement and be more comfortable sexually. Michael Cranston, LCMFT, CST, and I work with some couples as a husband and wife coaching team to take on relationship dynamics, communication problems and intimacy concerns.
Years in Practice: 7 Years
School: Texas Tech Univeristy
Year Graduated: 2004
License No. and State: M0906003 Arkansas
As an LMFT, my approach is broadened to include how your presenting concerns impact relationships with your spouse, family and friends. This holistically emphasizes the need for change in you and your support systems so you can grow in a context that can adapt and accommodate your needs.
As a licensed minister, I am willing to integrate your faith into your treatment as much or as little as you desire.
Considering the first steps towards making lasting changes takes courage, especially if you’re not one to ask for help. It can get easier. I am an experienced counsellor who can help you identify and work through your challenges, allowing you to become a stronger and more confident person.
I am currently accepting new clients and offer both daytime and evening appointments. I also conduct telephone sessions if you live outside the city or have trouble getting to my office regularly. Extended health benefit plans often cover the fees of Registered Social Workers. Connect with me today and take the first step.
I work with adults 18 years of age and older experiencing challenges such as life transitions, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, depression, grief and loss, PTSD and trauma.
I am EFT and EMDR trained and a member of the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology and EMDRIA. My efforts involve helping you learn tools you can use on your own to access your wise inner guidance system and increase your problem solving ability.
Life can be challenging, whether planned or unexpected. Trauma and loss can sometimes be overwhelming as we learn to navigate those life stressors. Careers and relationships can require attention and children are learning their way in this world. In working with an individual, couple or family, I offer an approach that values your experiences and strengths while supporting you to develop new skills and empower change. Making that first call demonstrates that you are motivated to make a change and that is an act of courage.